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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 14 votes out of 14 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Jun. 28, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $159.95 to buy
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  • Product ranking:
    #43 in Remote Access

Editors' Review

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.


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.


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

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.
Publisher Eltima Software
Publisher web site
Release Date June 28, 2017
Date Added June 28, 2017
Version 8.0.1828
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
Total Downloads 391,764
Downloads Last Week 173
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $159.95
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