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Editors' Review

by   / August 10, 2015

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

What's new in version 8.0.1859

Version 8.0.1828
  • Improved data transfer speed
  • Several other major enhancements
  • Fixed some minor bugs and glitches

General

Publisher Eltima Software
Publisher web site http://www.eltima.com/
Release Date October 24, 2018
Date Added October 24, 2018
Version 8.0.1859

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 525,906
Downloads Last Week 10

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $159.95
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