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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 11 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.1828
  • Total Downloads:
    386,563
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 28, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $159.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    5.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    95
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #43 in Remote Access

Editors' Review

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USB Network Gate enforces widespread compatibility for USB devices across a network by intercepting USB port activity and redirecting it back to your host PC via TCP/IP. Any USB device configured for your PC will run on any networked PC, including removable drives, scanners, printers, keyboards, and specialized devices like test instruments.

Pros

Pro: USB Network Gate lets network admins and other IT pros configure devices once and use them on all networked PCs instead of scripting a systemwide fix or, worse, configuring them on each machine, one by one.

Flexible: We could display Devices or All Ports (including free ports) or show only shared devices.

Connection options: The Connect Devices menu can add servers, devices, and remote devices; connect with passwords and RDP Auto-connect; connect always or once; and disconnect all or individual devices.

Cons

Dull interface: USB Network Gate's plain list view groups devices by controller under tabs for local and shared network devices. It's a look only a network pro could love.

Pricey: Although it offers intriguing possibilities, USB Network Gate is a bit pricey for most home networks.

Bottom Line

USB Network Gate has the power to make life easier for network administrators or anyone who needs to access a variety of USB devices on networked PCs. While it's probably overkill for the typical home network, it could save real time (and money) in pro environments.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of USB Network Gate 6.2.680.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.1828
Version 8.0.1828
  • Added: the following localizations:
    • Chinese (China)
    • Chinese (Taiwan)
    • Dutch
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Added: displaying the amount of data transferred in both directions for each connection.
  • Added: displaying the data transfer speed in both directions for each connection.
  • Added: displaying the client's IP address (instead of "localhost") on other clients, when it is connected to itself locally.
  • Added: automatic client disconnection option, if the shared device was not active for a certain amount of time.
  • Added: the option that prevents the restart of the shared device after its disconnection.
  • Improved: GUI compatibility with high-resolution monitors.
  • Improved: the performance of the network connection between the USB Network Gate server and client.
  • Improved: drivers are digitally signed with WHQL.
  • Fixed: execution of the "unshare-all-usb-ports" command, when the device was shared from the USB hub, which was disconnected from the machine and was not displayed in the list.
  • Fixed: the occurrence of several BSODs.
  • Fixed: inaccurate displaying of the description and status of the shared devices shown in the command line on the client.
  • Fixed: functioning with the USB drives displayed in the system as SCSI (e.g. Seagate Expansion).
  • Fixed: the "Allow disconnection by other users" option did not persist when it was enabled after the device was shared.
  • Fixed: issues when sharing identical devices.
  • Fixed: functioning of the Xbox gamepads.
  • Fixed: minor activation issues.
  • Fixed: an issue with the constant errors appearing in the log when trying to connect via RDP.
  • Fixed: minor client auto-reconnect issues.
General
Publisher Eltima Software
Publisher web site http://www.eltima.com/
Release Date June 28, 2017
Date Added June 28, 2017
Version 8.0.1828
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.28MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 386,563
Downloads Last Week 95
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $159.95

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