How to access remote USB hubs
You know that feeling of dissatisfaction you get when you have a lot of devices but a very limited number of USB ports to plug and use them. It is a typical problem of many owners of portable devices like phones, wireless mouse, smart cards, webcams, and even hard drives. Nowadays computer manufacturers keep pushing out computers with less and fewer USB ports for our numerous devices. An average person in this technology-dominated era needs more USB ports to fully manage and use his USB devices without restrictions.
The main question here is “How can I get extra USB ports so I can use all my devices the way I want to?” Or some people will ask “How can I fit all my devices into one USB port and use them like they were plugged into different ports on the same computer?”. The solution is FlexiHub (software) and network USB hub (hardware)!
Extend the number of USB ports and share USB Hub over Ethernet
There is a way not only to get more USB ports for all your devices but also a way to connect to your devices from any remote location around the globe or even share your devices with others.
The first thing you need is a network USB hub. How it works is that you plug the network attached USB hub into your computer’s port and then connect as many devices as possible to the hub. You can even connect another hub to an already plugged USB hub thereby making the chain of USB devices sharing that same port even longer. The bad news here is that you end up creating a web of USB cables that sometimes take most of your work space.
This is where FlexiHub comes in with the magic that will allow you access remote USB hub over the network. This software solution brings the devices plugged into the USB hub to your location via Network (LAN/WAN/Internet).