In our homes and offices, we use devices like scanner, printer, webcam, modem, home monitoring and control system and so on. To establish a connection between our computers and these USB devices traditionally requires a USB cable. Connecting via the cable can be frustrating at times because of the limitations that come with using the cable. Let’s imagine you are working from the comfort of your home or office desk and you need to use the USB device but the length of the USB cable can’t run up to your desk. That implies that you have to suspend what you are doing at that moment, move closer to the device just to establish a connection. Isn’t that stressful? OK, not just the unease the thought of using the device brings to your mind but most importantly the distraction and productive time being wasted in trying to do all that.
Apart from the distance limitation that comes with the cable, there is also the accessibility issue. In an office environment where multiple computers share one USB device, it can be depressing trying to wait around until your colleague is done using the device before you can use it. You can testify to this I believe. Do you know you can connect to USB via Wi-Fi or even via a USB wireless extender?
What if I tell you that there is a tool that can eliminate all these limitations, that is you can remotely connect to your computer’s USB ports and use the devices connected to them as if they were physically connected to your remote computer without using a cable. Interesting right? Now just take a moment and think about all the possibilities this will bring to your business, company, and personal projects if you can share USB over Wi-Fi. It’s a game changer for how you connect to USB devices.
I know right now you are asking questions like how can I achieve that and what is the tool? Here are the answers:
USB Network Gate (software)
USB over WI-FI solution
USB over WI-FI solution
Let me start with USB over Ethernet, this software is a cutting edge solution designed to enable remote access to USB devices over a wireless network. That is, you can share and connect to a USB port over Wi-Fi. This tool answers your question of “with what”. How does it allow you extend USB over Wi-Fi and what are the benefits you might be wondering? Well, It helps you share USB over Network among multiple computers by creating a wireless USB bridge so people from your home, office or any part of the globe can use it. Yes, you heard me right! From any part of the globe, you can connect to the USB device over Wi-Fi and use it as if it was physically connected to your computer. I know when you heard connect to USB device over WiFi, security of the connection and shared device popped into your mind. Well, you do not need to worry about security because it is possible to see what computer is currently using the shared device. One thing I like most about this solution is that it gives you total control over the shared device activities. USB Network Gate allows setting up a connection password for controlled access to USB device shared over Wi-Fi.
It as well enables monitoring user activities, for instance, a user might forget to disconnect from a shared device long after completing a task, you can monitor and control it.