How to share USB dongle over the Internet

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If you need to simplify working with USB dongles to the max, our article will help you with that. Read on to discover how to share a USB dongle over the network.

To share USB dongles, you need convenient software, and our solution is Donglify. Moreover, dongle sharing software can greatly extend the benefits of using the device. Further on in this article, we’ll provide step by step instructions for the dongle sharing process, and describe some benefits Donglify has to offer.

How to share a USB dongle over the network?

We have a handy solution to the problem of sharing a USB security dongle.

The utility is available as a dongle sharing software and enables you to work with many different dongle keys. It allows you to use the security key across a network and to share its functionality with the remote users regardless of their distance from the actual device.
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Dongle sharing a step-by-step guide:



Here is a simple guide on USB dongle sharing over network:

  1. As a first step, create an account on the Donglify website.
  2. Download the dongle sharing software (Donglify). Install it both on the machine to which your USB dongle is physically attached (server) and on the PC that needs remote access to it (client).
  3. Run the application and log in to your Donglify account first on the server, then on the client machines.
  4. Click the “+” icon on the server PC, and you’ll see a popup window with a list of the shareable local USB dongles.
  5. Check the radio button next to your dongle’s name and click “Share”.
  6. Once the link is up, you’ll see your USB security key in the client machine’s system, just as if it was physically plugged into it.

And that’s all you need to do to share a USB dongle over the network. That’s it! You can clone a USB dongle and use it as though it was attached to your machine directly.

The free Donglify version allows you to send invites for connection to other users. That is very convenient if you, at the moment, have no opportunity to connect a remote HASP USB key. And if that's not enough, you can always give a free 30-day test-drive to a paid subscription.

Pros:

  • The app allows access to a device via the wireless network. If you share a USB dongle key over WiFi, it can be used by multiple machines to conform with the software licensing terms.
  • The ability to link up with remote devices even if a direct connection between computers is impossible.
  • Sharing a USB dongle between two computers lets both machines enjoy powerful protection against software piracy.
  • Donglify supports the multi-connect function that allows sharing a single USB dongle with multiple remote computers.
* Note: The multi-connect function currently works with:

  • HASP HL 2.16
  • HASP HL Pro 3.25
  • Sentinel HL 4.34 (3 variations)
  • Sentinel UltraPro
  • Sentinel HL 4.27
  • Sentinel HL 4.31
  • Sentinel HL 4.54
  • Hardlock USB 1.02
  • Feitian Technologies ROCKEY Dongle
  • SafeNet eToken 5110
  • CodeMeter CmStick

Cons:

  • Internet connection on both computers is a must-have for using Donglify.

Legality of dongle duplication


It is illegal to crack and duplicate hardware keys, so please do not even bother googling that. By far the majority of software apps that supposedly make backup copies of dongles are in fact emulators or crackers. Do not use this kind of app unless you want a major legal trouble.

However, there is a way to go about it.

The afore-mentioned in this article software solution helps you to share your USB security keys without violating the licensing policy and provide secure access to the dongles. This app works as a dongle sharing hub except that it doesn't require any additional hardware or software tools. You can easily share a USB dongle between two computers just after signing in to your Donglify account.

Check out the dedicated software solution that provides you with a fast, safe, and legal way to share a single USB dongle between two computers.

Also, Donglify will be useful if you are working with a shared HASP key. With its help, you can access the dongle without changing the configuration of your computer.

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