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How to Have USB Drive Open in VPS – Definitive Guide
How to Have USB Drive Open in VPS – Definitive Guide
Durga Prasad Durga Prasad Last updated Apr 24, 2023

How to Have USB Drive Open in VPS – Definitive Guide

VPS USB Passthrough

Accessing and using USB devices can be a challenge, especially during a remote desktop session or connection to a Virtual Private Server (VPS).

Suppose you are working from home and you need to use an external USB drive for accessing files over the network. Here, you will need a USB over network software to enable file sharing via an external USB drive over your VPS server.

In this article, we’ll discuss how to have a USB drive open in VPS to simplify file transfers.

USB to VPS with FlexiHub

One way to easily redirect a USB device to your VPS server is with the help of the FlexiHub application. This product by Electronic Team, Inc. offers a straightforward solution to enable connecting and accessing USB drives over your network with just a click. It doesn’t matter where you are; you can get USB devices on VPS and access your devices from anywhere.

Here are the steps to get any USB device on VPS server with FlexiHub:

  • 1.
    Create a FlexiHub account and pick the plan with the required amount of connections.
    create a FlexiHub account
  • 2.
    Download and install the application on the computer that has a USB device connected to it.
    download and install the application
  • 3.
    Open the software and log into your FlexiHub account.
    open the software and log in
  • 4.
    Now, you should download and launch FlexiHub on the VPS server where you need your USB device connected.
    download and launch FlexiHub on the VPS server
  • 5.
    All you need to do to achieve this is log in to your account on the VPS and click the Connect button next to the required device.
    log in to your account on the VPS and click the Connect
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USB Network Gate w/ Hamachi

Though FlexiHub is an advanced powerhouse in terms of using USB devices on VPS servers, it is a subscription-based service, which may not suit all customers. They may instead prefer one-time standalone payment solutions.

USB Network Gate + Hamachi might be a good option here. Similar to FlexiHub, USB Network Gate lets you share USB devices remotely, but only over local networks, instead of the internet. However, if you use LogMeIn Hamachi, you can easily set up a secure VPN network between remote computers like they are in close proximity to each other.

Here’s how the process happens:

  • 1.
    Request free trial and install USB Network Gate on both your computer and VPS server.
  • 2.
    Download LogMeIn Hamachi and also install it on both sides.
  • 3.
    In Hamachi – choose option “Create a new network” on either VPS server or local computer.
  • 4.
    Use the “Join an existing network” option on the other side.
  • 5.
    Now, you can go for USB Network Gate and then click on the “share” button to share the device connected to your computer with your VPS server.


You can also set up a USB passthrough over Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) with the functionality of standard Windows tools. If you are on a LAN network and wish to set up an RDP connection, you must configure the device that you want to access remotely to accept connections.

Below are the steps to follow for using Microsoft Remote Desktop and setting it up through Windows Control Panel:

  • 1.
    Open Windows Control Panel
  • 2.
    Choose “System and Security”
  • 3.
    Locate “System” and then choose “Allow remote access”
  • 4.
    Click on the tab “Remote”
  • 5.
    You will see two windows “System Properties” and “Remote Desktop”. In the second window, select the option “Allow remote connections to this computer”. You must also check the option appearing below this option to ensure better security. It will allow connections to be set up only from devices running Remote Desktop enabling Network Level Authentication.
  • 6.
    Click on “OK”
  • 7.
    Apply new settings

On completing the above steps, the target device would be configured so that it can accept incoming RDP connections. If you use a third-party solution, you need to configure firewall rules annually. But if you use the firewall, Microsoft Defender, the system automatically adds all the required rules in order to set up RDP connections.


Connecting and using USB devices remotely becomes easier with FlexiHub. It makes the entire process of remote file sharing a smooth ride with its unique features and functionalities. We hope this article helps you understand how to use USB drives on a VPS server with security and speed. In addition, we have outlined the step-by-step process on how to use USB Network Gate with LogMeIn Hamachi and set up a secure VPN connection. You will also learn how to create a USB passthrough over an RDP connection.

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