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How to convert USB over Ethernet
USB over IP Converter

Nowadays it is often required to make a USB device accessible over network. For example, you have a security application, installing a local PC for which is not reasonable. This is where a USB to network converter comes handy. USB Network Gate enables you to convert USB to Ethernet so you can access devices as if they were inserted locally.

Also available on Linux, Mac and Android

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USB to Ethernet Converter

This application allows sharing devices over any network – be it IP, LAN, WAN, VLAN, VPN or Internet and convert USB to Ethernet. Your printers, web-cameras and all other devices that connect via USB ports become available to you as if they were attached to your machine. This application works across platforms – Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Here is what this USB to network converter has to offer to you:

  • Access USB devices in virtual environment and blade servers.

    Virtual machines and blade servers typically do not allow you to work with USB ports of the host machine. USB Network Gate helps you solve the problem – once you install the app on a guest OS, the ports immediately become available to you. The app supports VMware, VMware ESX, Citrix XenDesktop and Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Access USB over Remote Desktop Protocol

    You might encounter the same problem when working via RDP. It is likely that local USB devices won’t be visible to you, and you’ll need help of USB Network Gate to access them.
  • Access USB devices over Wi-Fi

    USB devices can be shared over wireless network. You do not have to re-configure your settings, all laptops and desktops connected to the network can reach shared devices.
  • Isolate USB devices per session

    You can share a USB device only with a specific user, so others cannot access it. This feature is currently available for USB flash drives and USB cameras in testing mode. USB Network Gate 7.0 and later versions provide support to ICA protocol by Citrix.
  • Regulate access to USB devices

    To protect shared devices from an unauthorized use this USB IP converter enables you to setup a password for the connection.

    USB Network Gate is the answer to your ‘How to convert USB over Ethernet?’ question.
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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.
What customers say
  • Before using your USB to Ethernet Connector I had no way to share USB over Ethernet. You guys did an awesome job developing a software like this!
    Eric Tichenor, Lead Software Engineer

Overall rating 4.7
based on 72 reviews
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USB Network Gate for Windows

Demo version limitations
• 14-day trial
• You can share only 1 local USB-device
System Requirements
Windows (32-bit and 64-bit): XP/2003/2008/ Vista/7/8/10, Windows Server 2012
Latest Update
Version 8.0.1859 (3rd Nov, 2017) Release notes
Networking Software


  • USB NG for Linux

    Based on RPM and Debian packages, Version 4.2.0 (1st Mar, 2018)
  • USB NG for Mac

    Requirements: OS X 10.9-10.13, 3.8MB free space, Version 4.2.420 (10th Apr, 2018)
  • USB NG for Android

    Requirements: Android 4.0-4.4, 2.87MB free space, Version 4.2.0 (10th Dec, 2018)