A USB adapter basically connects USB devices with non-USB devices. This adapter usually features a USB cable on one side and a non-USB cable on the other. It helps overcoming incompatibility issue by just plugging the correct end into a correct port - et voila - problem solved.

USB to Serial adapters:

The most commonly used type of port after USB is serial port. Even some of the latest models of computers feature serial ports so that some printers and scanners could be connected. But what if you purchased a new computer that doesn't offer a serial port, and need to connect an old serial printer to it? To connect that computer and printer you'll need a USB adapter

Wireless USB adapters:

It sounds unusual, but there are wireless USB adapters. For example when you are connecting wireless keyboard, mouse, or else to computer you have a possibility to use a USB dongle connecting to USB port of your computer and that doesn't need to be connected to anything else from the other end. This type of adapter can also connect computer with only USB ports with a device that is not a USB type.

Did you know?

You can combine serial-to-usb or parallel-to-usb adapter with USB Network Gate to share non- USB devices over network.

USB Network Gate

Requirements for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit): XP/Vista/7/8/10, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019
Also available on macOS, Linux OS and Android , 5.62MB size
Version 8.0.1859 (2nd Nov, 2017) Release notes
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