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USB Network Gate
Share USB port over Network on Linux

USB Network Gate (former USB to Ethernet Connector) allows you to share USB devices on Linux with remote computers no matter how far they are and easily connect to shared devices at the remote side. Despite the distance you will work with the device as if it was directly connected to your computer. USB Network Gate will let you access your printer, scanner, webcam, USB dongle, or other supported USB device from any remote Linux, Windows, or Mac computer or laptop! Just plug the device in and it will appear on the remote side automatically.
Also available on Windows, Mac and Android

Corporate Licenses

Whether you are considering enterprise-wide usage of USB Network Gate or redistributing USB redirection engine as a part of your software solution, you'll find it here at a reasonable price with the most personal attitude and exceptional quality.

USB over Ethernet Connector for Linux

Easily access remote USB devices connected to other Windows, Mac or Linux computers over Internet/LAN/WAN. Doesn't matter if you are in other country or in next door office, you can always use remote scanner, printer, webcam, modem, USB dongle or anything else as if they were connected directly to your computer. Command line version is available with OEM License.

  • Share USB port over LAN/WAN/VLAN/VPN/Internet

    With USB Network Gate (USB to Ethernet Connector) you can easily share multiple USB devices with other computers. Anyone will be able to print, scan, or fax from any computer at the office. You can easily secure the access to the shared USB devices.
  • Use your USB devices on a virtual machine

    Install USB Network Gate on a virtual machine and access your USB devices from virtual desktop easily! USB Network Gate supports multiple virtual environments, including VMware, VMware ESX, Citrix XenDesktop, and Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Share and access USB devices over Wi-Fi

    If you have a new USB device that is going to be used by multiple computers at your office you can easily share it among all computers on the network via Wi-Fi and let all employees use one shared device on theirs computers whenever needed. No need to reconfigure your network settings!
  • Access USB over RDP

    When in Remote Desktop session you actually can't use the devices plugged in to your local machine. Thanks to USB Network Gate you can use local USB devices inside the remote session. This utility supports native RemoteFX USB Redirection (MS-RDPEUSB), thus you can redirect shared devices from your local Linux computer to a remote Windows client without installing USB Network Gate on the latter*. Then you can easily use your local USB devices as if they were connected to a remote computer.

    *If shared USB devices are supported by RemoteFX USB Redirection. Otherwise you'll need to install USB Network Gate on Windows client.

OEM for Developers

Sign up for the API evaluation program and integrate it into your product on: Windows, Linux, Android, ARM.

ARM version

USB Network Gate can be installed on ARM device that runs Embedded Linux or Desktop Linux.

Note: we require kernel version 2.6.18 and higher for server side, and kernel 3.10 and higher for the client side

Supported devices

USB Network Gate (former USB to Ethernet Connector) easily connects one or more remote USB devices to your computer over Ethernet.


  • 3D Printers
  • Cameras
  • Card readers
  • Digital TV Tuners
  • Webcams
  • Personal video recorder
  • Fingerprint readers
  • ID card scanners
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Modems
  • USB ANT Stick
  • Portable Thermometers
  • Multifunctionals
  • Plotters, Cutters
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • USB Scales
  • Barcode scanners
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Universal Programmers
  • USB Monitors
  • USB Wireless Presenter
  • Smart Card Readers
  • Digital Mixers


  • BlackBerry
  • Gamepads
  • Graphic Tablets
  • Handhelds
  • Home Monitoring & Control System
  • iPads & iPhones
  • iPods
  • Keyboards
  • MIDI Controllers
  • Mouse Devices
  • USB Dongles
  • USB DVD Drives
  • Android Devices
  • USB Hard Drives
  • Wireless Weather Stations
  • USB VOIP (Skype) Phone
  • Universal remote control

Data Input/Output

  • Bluetooth adapters
  • Credit Card Readers
  • Depth Sensors
  • Elgato Turbo.264HD Hardware Accelerator
  • Infrared adapters
  • J2534 interface cables
  • JTAG/SWD debugging interface
  • KNX/EIB USB Interface
  • Software Defined Receiver
  • USB Adapters
  • USB Graphic Adapter
  • USB Network interfaces
  • USB Satellite Receivers
  • USB sound cards/headsets
  • USB TAPs
  • USB to COM cables
  • USB Wi-Fi adapters
If you know of a device that does not belong in any of the above listed categories but works fine with USB Network Gate, please contact us to claim a free license! Note that we cannot guarantee that all the models of the device types mentioned above are supported. If you have found that the model you are using fails to work with USB Network Gate, contact us. We will highly appreciate your assistance in this matter.

Custom Software Development

Whether you’re looking at modifying functionality of our current software solutions or developing a new product from scratch, we can make it happen!

What customers say

  • USB Network Gate is extremely stable and "just works". I would recommend using the software when in a pinch or when a quick and easy solution for USB redirection is required.
    CR Jones, CNET

Overall rating 4.8
based on 82 reviews

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USB Network Gate for Linux
Demo version limitations
• 14-day trial
• You can share only 1 local USB-device
Was tested on
Centos 7, Debian 8, Ubuntu 14.04-16.04, Fedora 20-22 Please note: USB Network Gate for Linux requires kernel version from 2.6.18 up to 4.4
Latest Update
Version 4.1.0 (10th Oct, 2017) Release notes


  • USB NG for Windows

    Requirements: XP/2003/2008/Vista/7/8/10, server 2012/2016, 5.62MB free space, Version 8.0.1859 (7th Nov, 2017)
  • USB NG for Mac

    Requirements: macOS 10.9-10.13, 3.8MB free space, Version 4.1.415 (9th Oct, 2017)
  • USB NG for Android

    Requirements: Android 4.0-4.4, 2.87MB free space, Version 3.5.0 (14th Jul, 2015)