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USB Server. How To Use USB Device Server

Last updated Dec 14, 2020

USB Device Server is an advanced USB server software that is designed to redirect USB peripherals over any distance so that you can access them remotely from any part of the world.

USB server software

There can be no doubt that a hardware USB device server is a great idea for those who want to connect USB devices to the remote computers. But a dedicated software, FlexiHub, offers the unique ability to just plug any USB device into the computer and then turn it into a usual USB server making those devices available for a remote connection.

FlexiHub

Windows, macOS, Linux, Android
4.8 Rank based on 78+ users
FlexiHub is compatible with virtually any USB-enabled device like a digital camera, printer, scanner, etc., and you will be able to work with them from any remote computer.
FlexiHub

How to configure USB server?

FlexiHub does not require any additional hardware: a simple installation of the program on your PC will allow turning your machine into a USB server hub.

How to set up USB server software

Here are some simple steps you should follow to use your PC as a USB server
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Register your FlexiHub account to get a free demo.
 Register Flexihub account
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Download FlexiHub and install it on the computer with a USB device you wish to share and also on all the PCs that need to get remote access to that device. Once installed, launch the application and sign in to your account.
 Download RemoteFX USB redirection app
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On a remote computer, find your USB device in the list shown in the FlexiHub interface and click the “Connect’ button next to it.
 Log in for start RemoteFX USB redirection
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That’s how easy it is to arrange for a USB device located halfway around the world to show up in your computer’s Device Manager.
 USB redirection to Remotefx
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After that, a USB device will appear in the Device Manager of the remote PC, and you will be able to use it as though it were really attached to this machine.

USB server software benefits

A significant number of regular USB device servers are not optimized for Mac and lacks software support. On the contrary, FlexiHub is a multi-platform solution meaning that depending on the operating system of your computer, it can be a USB server for Mac, USB server for Linux, or Windows USB server.

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Other USB server software advantages

  • You can share an unlimited number of USB port devices.
  • The solution works over any distance.
  • If there’s no direct visibility between computers, traffic is sent via FlexiHub’s own Redirection Server, which is another nice plus.

Other USB server software types

USB Network Gate is another effective USB Server solution that substitutes a traditional USB device server. One of its major advantages is the ability to redirect shared devices over a local area network. Furthermore, the solution supports Remote Desktop Protocol and makes it easy to access local devices while working in the RDP session.

USB Network Gate

How to use UNG as USB device server

  1. Download USB Network Gate to the computer that will act as a USB server. Then, connect the USB devices that you intend to use on other computers.
  2. Share the USB devices between two computers by clicking the corresponding button.
  3. Install the software on all computers that will connect to the devices shared from a USB network server.
  4. Then you will be able to connect USB device that you shared on the USB server.
USB server is a software solution that allows your computer to become a single point of access for different kinds of USB devices (mostly printers and scanners). By plugging the devices into the USB server, other computers on the network can connect those devices and use their functionality. Also, USB device server can be a hardware device that lets share peripherals over the network so that any network machine can access it remotely.
USB network server is equipped with USB to network functionality which means it can be set up to redirect and share devices among nearby network users. One of the core components of the hardware solution is special software that lets client computers establish a connection to the server and use all USB devices attached to it.

FlexiHub

Requirements: Windows 7/8/10, Server 2008 R2/2012/2016/2019
Size: 7.01MB
Version: 4.6.13465 ()
User rating: (4.8 based on 78+ users)