Printers, scanners, webcams, flash drives - all these and many other USB peripherals make our life more comfortable from day to day. As a rule, such devices connect to a computer via a standard USB cable, which is a great solution when the required device is located near your PC. However, it often happens that the USB peripheral you need to make use of is far from your current location.
What should you do then?
The solution is pretty simple. A dedicated USB over Ethernet software will let you easily share USB over the Internet and access USB devices remotely from your computer. What USB over Ethernet software does, in fact, is helps redirect multiple remote USB devices across different networks (LAN, WiFi, Ethernet, the Internet). There’s no shortage of these solutions in the market today, so when making your choice you need to take into account such important factors as the price, cross-platform compatibility, and the maximum number of USB devices you can share simultaneously.
Some aspects that are common to most USB over Ethernet programs:
- The software is usually paid;
- The availability of a free trial;
- The price depends on how many connections to remote USB devices you can create at a time.