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USB Network Gate

Share USB device over Network

USB Network Gate is a reliable software that will assist you in sharing local USB devices with multiple remote users across a local network and the Internet. The software is designed to provide secure communications over TCP/IP and will come in handy if you need to connect to a remote USB peripheral from Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.

OS: Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10/11; Windows Server 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2/2016/2019/2022
Architectures: x86, x64, ARM64
macOS 10.9-10.14 Tested on Ubuntu 14.04-18.04, Centos 7. UNG Linux requires kernel version from 2.6.32 to 4.4 Android from 5.0
UNG Also available on:
  • Windows,
  • MacOS,
  • Linux,
  • Android
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Why choose USB Network Gate?

Redirect USB over the IP network

USB Network Gate offers a number of handy features that make sharing USB over the network an easy and quick process. Now any user can print, scan, access USB security dongles and USB hubs over Ethernet from any computer in your office, no matter how big it is and how many floors it occupies.

USB Sharing
Cross-platform compatibility
Traffic Compression
256-bit SSL encryption
Simple installation

Traffic optimization

With the traffic compression option, you can drastically improve the transfer speed and bandwidth utilization. This option will be especially useful when sharing USB devices that tend to transfer uncompressed data.

Share USB over Wi-Fi network safely

USB over network software will make sure that no third party will gain access to your data traveling over Wi-Fi. Highly secured connection standards are provided by the traffic encryption option. Moreover, you can add a password to control remote user access. Share USB devices over Wi-Fi

Turn your computer into a USB server

There is no need to reboot your computer or restart USB Network Gate every time you need to share another device. Just unplug the currently shared USB device and plug in another one to the same USB port. A new device will automatically appear on the remote client.
USB in a virtual environment

Access remote USB devices from a virtual machine

VM USB Passthrough
VMware Workstation
VMware ESX
Citrix XenDesktop
Microsoft Hyper-V
USB Network Gate allows USB sharing and redirection from a host to a guest operating system. Shared on the host computer, USB devices can be easily accessed from virtual machines as if the peripherals were connected to those physically. The software fully supports VMware ESX/ESXi, Citrix XenDesktop, and Microsoft Hyper-V, and many other virtualization apps. Learn more
Forwarding USB over RDP

Connect to USB during an RDP session

USB Network Gate is an excellent solution for users who often connect to remote computers via the Remote Desktop Protocol. The program lets access any local USB device while working in a remote desktop session.

USB for remote desktop

Support for Citrix ICA protocol

When the USB redirection cannot be done via Microsoft RDP, e.g. the client machines do not run Windows or ICA client software is built into a thin client, USB Network Gate will still be able to redirect a USB device with the help of fully supported Citrix ICA protocol.

RemoteFX USB Redirection support

If you need to forward USB devices from your local Linux machine to a remote Windows client, USB Network Gate will help you do this fast and safely. The software supports native RemoteFX USB redirection (MS-RDPEUSB). You won’t even need to install USB Network Gate on the remote Windows PC.

Share USB devices over RDP
Isolation NEW

Complex Windows USB device isolation

Windows does not provide an efficient method of limiting the use of connected USB devices. The OS defaults to enabling any user on a Windows computer to access all of the USB devices connected to the machine. When a machine is hosting multiple RDP sessions or being shared by many users, this can be a problem. USB Network Gate is a software application that can solve this problem by allowing you to implement USB device isolation.

Illustration Isolation

Per-session isolation

Isolate a USB device by giving exclusive access to a specific Remote Desktop session. When using this option, you can make sure that a particular RDP session can always access the USB devices that it needs without worrying that another session is using the peripheral.

Per-user isolation

One option offered by the software is to isolate a specific USB device from other Windows accounts. This can be helpful when a shared machine is switching between multiple accounts but you want to limit the use of a peripheral to a single user.

Note: Extensive testing has been performed to ensure USB device isolation compatibility with removable drives, cameras, sound cards, and many other peripherals. USB Network Gate supports Windows 8 or later versions and any machine running Windows Server.

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Windows 10, Mac, Linux and Android OSes

Create cross-platform connections

USB Network Gate for Desktop
USB Network Gate is a multi-platform solution designed to share USB devices over IP on Windows, Mac, and Linux
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USB Network Gate for Android
USB Network Gate for Android provides access to a USB device connected to your smartphone, tablet, etc. for multiple remote computers over the Internet.
Android 5.0 and up, v9.2.1 5.62 MB
18 January, 2022 Release notes

Frequently asked questions

USB Network Gate supports a wide range of USB devices. It is not limited by device type or device model. From a typical USB keyboard and mouse, to other communication devices and input/output peripherals like headsets or USB dongles. Even specialized equipment like biometric scanners and interactive whiteboards can be connected and shared with USB Network Gate.
Yes. USB Network Gate can allow access to a mobile device by making it accessible across LAN or Internet. It is available for Android and iOS devices.
Yes. USB Network Gate is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. By installing the particular version of USB Network Gate for your operating device, you can easily create a connection across any OS combination.
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