Network USB hubs — a simple way to increase the number of USB ports

Nowadays computer manufacturers keep pushing out computers with fewer and fewer USB ports, and it becomes a real problem when you have a lot of USB devices but a very limited number of USB ports to plug them into. The main question here is “How can I get extra USB ports so I can efficiently utilize all of my devices?”.

About network-attached USB hubs


One of the most elegant solutions out there are network-attached USB hubs. The network USB hub provides you with not only the possibility to have more USB ports for all your devices but also a way to connect to them from any remote location.

The network-attached USB hubs easily connect USB peripherals to a PC from remote or virtual hosts and they are ideal for connecting USB devices over the network to the virtual machine instances.

How does the network USB hub work? Just connect it to the network and then plug all the necessary USB devices into it. You won’t even require a separate computer for the network-attached USB hub to work.

Network USB hub

But what if you do not want to purchase an additional piece of hardware equipment for connecting USB devices over the network?

Make a network USB hub out of a computer


This is where FlexiHub comes in with the magic that will allow you to convert your existing computer into a sort of network USB hub. It is an efficient software for providing remote access to the broad selection of USB peripheral devices, e.g. webcams, printers, hard drives and many more.

FlexiHub

Windows, macOS, Linux, Android
4.8 Rank based on 78+ users
FlexiHub allows you to connect remote USB hubs over the network and all the devices attached to them from any location as if they are physically connected to your computer.
FlexiHub

FlexiHub provides a reliable and secure way of connecting to the remote USB devices by employing the 2048-bit SSL encryption, and what is more, the remote USB hub and USB devices can be connected to different networks and still be able to discover each other and transfer data thanks to FlexiHub’s Redirection Server.

With FlexiHub you can turn any computer into a network-attached USB hub since the software runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, and even Android!

By employing FlexiHub into your workflow, you will get an opportunity to organize a single point of access for all of your USB devices, connecting them to USB hub over the network.

One thing to take into account is that FlexiHub requires a constant and stable Internet connection to work. So, if you would like to share a USB hub over Ethernet LAN or would like the data to be sent over RDP protocol, we would recommend taking a closer look at USB over Ethernet software that offers similar functionality and would become a great substitution.

How to convert a computer into a network-attached USB hub


A step-by-step explanation of how to use computers as the network-attached USB hubs with FlexiHub:

  1. Register a FlexiHub account and subscribe to a free trial to be able to access remote devices.
  2. Download and install FlexiHub on all the computers that will act as USB network hubs.
  3. Launch FlexiHub app. The list of devices available and ready to be connected on the remote computer will appear in the FlexiHub window.
  4. Now move over to the remote computer and sign in to your FlexiHub account, select the device you need from the list and click on the “Connect” button next to it.
  5. At this point, you are ready to start using all the devices plugged into the hub. All devices connected to the hub will be recognized as local devices.

FlexiHub

Requirements: Windows XP/2003/2008/Vista/7/8/10/Server 2012
Size: 7.15MB
Version: 3.6.12435 ()
User rating: (4.8 based on 78+ users )