What are the best USB/IP alternatives in 2020?

    USB/IP is described as 'Project aims to develop a general USB device sharing system over IP network. To share USB devices between computers with their full functionality, USB/IP encapsulates "USB I/O messages" into TCP/IP payloads and transmits them between computers'. There are eight alternatives to USB/IP for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and SaaS. The best alternative is VirtualHere. Other great apps like USB/IP are Donglify (Paid), USB Redirector (Paid), FlexiHub (Paid) and USB Network Gate (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 23, 2020

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Raspbian
      • Raspberry Pi
      Allows USB devices to be used remotely over a network just as if they were locally connected!.
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      • Windows
      Donglify is a software solution to the problem of sharing a USB security dongle over a network connection. It is a professional-grade application that eliminates the need for a USB dongle to be physically present in order to be used.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • OpenWrt
      This software product allows to use shared USB devices remotely on any computer in a LAN, WLAN or Internet, as if they are connected to this PC directly! USB Redirector allows resolving all your tasks occured while using remote USB devices very quickly!
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      FlexiHub is a revolutionary software solution to share USB and serial devices over the network. You can access a remote USB port over IP in an easy and convenient way - as long as the computers have FlexiHub installed on it.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      With USB Network Gate you'll never face any problems accessing and managing the USB devices plugged into remote computers. On the contrary, with the help of this program you can work with those devices as if they were physically connected to your local computer.
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    1. USB over Network is a user-friendly application that enables you to access USB devices over LAN or the Internet.
    2. USB over Ethernet is a professional software solution allowing to use USB devices remotely through a LAN, Internet or any other network connection.
    3. USB for Remote Desktop is an application for redirecting USB devices to your remote session. It redirects any USB devices to remote desktop environments over RDP or ICA protocols.
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