USB over IP - is a software solution for sharing USB devices over TCP/IP network and making them available for use on the remote computers. FlexiHub provides an advanced USB over IP sharing system which will help you to connect USB devices across the TCP/IP network and turn your computer into a USB over IP server.
With FlexiHub you can manage your devices remotely, i.e. you do not have to be physically present at the remote end to connect or disconnect a device. Your computer becomes a USB over IP hub, and you can view and manage devices attached to the remote computers.
FlexiHub routes traffic through its own Redirection Server, so it is NOT required for your computers to have a public IP address. That means, even when computers are not able to discover each other on the network, you will still be able to connect to the shared USB devices over IP and use their functionality remotely.
Advanced 2048-bit SSL encryption is used by FlexiHub when transferring USB data across TCP/IP. Thanks to such extra security measures, there is no need to worry that any valuable data can be intercepted and read by unwanted identities.
The function of data compression will improve the responsiveness of certain devices when connecting to USB over IP. Such a feature will especially be handy for those USB devices that tend to send the uncompressed data.
To start connecting USB devices to the remote computers over TCP/IP, create a FlexiHub account and start a free 7-day trial.
As soon as you have completed creating your FlexiHub account, you are ready to connect USB devices over IP with these simple steps.
The device will be recognized by the remote computer after the connection is established. The USB over IP software gives the client machine the same functionality as if it had a physical connection to the peripheral. The server acts as a USB over IP hub so that all data transmitted from shared devices is immediately available on the client.
FlexiHub works on the most common and popular operating systems – it perfectly shares USB over IP on Mac, Linux, and Android as well. Moreover, you can connect absolutely different computers to your account. That means that it is possible to share USB over IP on Linux, and then connect to that device on Mac.
The steps for sharing and connecting USB devices over IP network for Mac and Linux computers are identical to those for Windows, so you can refer to the previous chapter of this guide.
However, for Android the procedure is a bit different due to the difference in the interface layout. Here is how to share USB over IP on Android:
After communication is established, the client will have the same degree of access to the device as if it had a direct physical connection.
Please note, that FlexiHub for Android works ONLY in the server-mode, i.e. it can just share USB devices over IP with the remote computers, but not connect to the shared devices itself.