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USB over Ethernet Alternatives

USB over Ethernet is described as 'professional software solution allowing to use USB devices remotely through a LAN, Internet or any other network connection' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to USB over Ethernet for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and SaaS. The best alternative is Donglify. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try USB/IP or usbipd-win USB/IP Server. Other great apps like USB over Ethernet are USB Redirector, FlexiHub, VirtualHere and USB Network Gate.

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  1. Donglify icon

    Donglify

    • Mac
    • Windows
    11 alternatives to Donglify 

    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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    USB/IP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    11 alternatives to USB/IP 

    USB/IP 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.

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    Discontinued

    Last release June 2011

    A remote USB webcam with an ov511 chip is virtually attached to a computer. We can see ov511 under USB VHCI Root Hub.


  3. USB Redirector

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • OpenWrt
    11 alternatives to USB Redirector 

    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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    Share required USB device on USB server.
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    FlexiHub

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    11 alternatives to FlexiHub 

    FlexiHub is a software as a service for redirecting all types of USB devices over the network and accessing remote USB devices over the Internet. It is a subdivision of Electronic Team, Inc. and has remained the flagship product since it was presented in 2014.

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    VirtualHere

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Raspbian
    • Raspberry Pi
    11 alternatives to VirtualHere 

    Allows USB devices to be used remotely over a network just as if they were locally connected!.

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    USB Network Gate

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    11 alternatives to USB Network Gate 

    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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    Windows
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    USB over Network

    • Windows
    • Linux
    11 alternatives to USB over Network 

    USB over Network is a user-friendly application that enables you to access USB devices over LAN or the Internet.

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    1.  PortableUSB over Network can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • usbipd-win USB/IP Server

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      11 alternatives to usbipd-win USB/IP Server 

      Windows software for sharing locally connected USB devices to other machines, including Hyper-V guests and WSL 2.

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    • USB/IP for Windows by cezanne

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      11 alternatives to USB/IP for Windows by cezanne 

      A fork of the original USB/IP for Windows by G. Hopkins. The project is maintained by Github user @cezanne and aims to support both a USB/IP server and a client on Windows platforms.

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    • USB/IP Client for Windows

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      11 alternatives to USB/IP Client for Windows 

      A fork of USB/IP for Windows (cezanne/usbip-win) maintained by Github user @vadimgrn.

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