[Contest] USB Network Gate for Windows [Forum Exclusive]

| December 21, 2012

USB Network Gate helps to access remote USB devices using Ethernet (Internet/LAN/WAN). The access to USB is exactly the same as if it is plugged into your local machine. This way you can share a USB device over Ethernet among multiple computers so that it could be shared/accessed by people from anywhere.

Apart from USB, USB Network Gate also lets you access your printer, scanner, web-cam, or any other USB supported device over TCP/IP. Just plug the device in and it will become accessible on the remote side of the connection.



Full features list:

1. Share your USB device with others over local network or the Internet using single application

2. Access shared USB devices in remote desktop session

3. Share unlimited number of USB devices

4. USB v3.0 compatible

5. Auto-connection to new USB devices whenever you plug them in

6. Monitor all actions and operations, which USB Network Gate is handling, in Activity log

7. Specify the exact TCP port, which will be used in connection

8. Secure your connection by authorization and traffic encryption

9. Shared USB ports are automatically re-configured every time you boot your PC

10. OHCI, UHCI and EHCI standards are supported

11. Fully compatible with Hyper-threading and multi-processor systems

12. Works under virtual machines

13. Compatible with USB Network Gate for Mac OS X and Linux

USB Network Gate for Windows is compatible from Windows 2000 to latest Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 operating systems.


Licensing is based on the number of devices you can share, not the number of people using the shared device. E.g.: Single License for 1 shared USB device allows you to share only 1 device, though any number of people can connect to and utilize it. You can buy licenses for sharing 1, 2, 10 or an unlimited number of USB devices.


To be able to use a USB device from any computer in your local network or over Internet you must download, install and configure USB Network Gate on both computers:

One on the server side that has a USB device physically attached to it;

And the second one – on the client side, that is going to connect to a remote USB device, shared on the server side.

After connecting the USB Switch to “Share local USB devices” tab. Here you could see the connected USB, as in my case as shown below:

To share the USB Click “Share local USB device” button. It will then open a “Share USB device” window, as shown below. Here you can enable encryption and authorization for access; and specify a TCP port for communication. Hence, a perfect secure and controlled access.

After sharing the USB, Unshare USB Device and Unshare all USB Devices buttons will be activated. Below is a snap after sharing, and using Filter to show “Shared USB ports only”. Also shown is the activity log.

Now to connect from the client computer to the above remote USB device, shared on the server computer, first find the available shared device and add it. Switch to the “Remote USB devices” tab and click “Add remote device” button. It will invoke an “Add remote USB device” window, where you can search for shared USB devices at the specific remote host (using host’s IP address or network name), or find all shared USB devices, available on your local network. Select the shared available USB device and click “Add remote device” button to add it to the list.

Once the connection is established, you should be able to access the device over TCP/IP.

Additionally, if you want to access USB Devices connected to the remote computer via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), you could share the required USB port/device as discussed above, and then click “RDP Autoconnect” button to allow USB access in future by the program service, without starting the program GUI. This is very convenient when you often have to work with shared devices on the guest machine.


1. Flexibility and Scalability

2. Security using traffic encryption and password authorization

3. USB 3.0 support

4. Access USB over Ethernet, Wi-Fi and RDP.

5. Compatible with virtual machines & blade servers

6. Cost Effective

7. Cross-platform compatible – works on Mac OS, Windows, and Linux

8. Simple and easy to use Interface

9. Command line options to automate the process of sharing USB devices


1. No offline help is available

On-Line User Guide



If you have USB devices such as printer, web cam, scanner, external hard drive, USB- which you want to share over TCP/IP USB Network Gate is the best software solution available. Not only it eliminates the need of being physically connected to the network, but also provides a number of security options that can be used to restrict access and encrypt data.

Moreover the license is based on number of USB devices, with unlimited sharing. For example, buying a single license will allow you to share one USB device only, but with as many number of people as you want.

A 14-day trial version which allows sharing of only 1 local USB-device can be accessed from the link below:


You may also request for trial extension using the link below:


Reviewed by Grr

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