Share usb scanner over network
By: Electronic Team
At some point in your life, you have probably found it necessary to share a USB scanner over a network. For example, you may need to share a USB scanner between 2 computers on a network where one computer is connected to the scanner and the other is at a remote location.
USB over Network is a nifty application that allows you to share a USB scanner without the need for additional hardware. With this application, a connection is set up in a few minutes and the USB scanner is detected by another machine that may even be on another continent!
How to a Share USB scanner on Windows 10
The USB over Network application is the perfect solution whenever you need to share a USB scanner on Windows 10.
• Begin by installing the USB over Network on the server. Ideally, the server will be the machine the USB Scanner is plugged into. USB Network Gate software needs to be installed on both the server and client computer, that is, the machine that needs to access the scanner remotely.
• Next, start the application on the server and select the USB scanner that you want to share from the list. Click "Share".
• Next, launch the application on the remote computer. From a list of available devices, you should be able to see the remote scanner. Click "Connect" and you're done! The scanner will be added to the list of devices on the Device Manager.
USB over Network (https://www.usb-
• Windows XP (32-bit & 64-bit)
• Windows 2003 (32-bit & 64-bit)
• Windows 2008 (32-bit & 64-bit)
• Windows Vista (32-bit & 64-bit)
• Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit)
• Windows 8 (32-bit & 64-bit)
• Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit)
• Windows Server 2012
• Windows Server 2016
• Windows Server 2019
Basic Rules to Share USB Scanner
Having explained how to share a USB connected scanner on the network, it is important to adhere to a few rules:
• Once shared, a USB scanner can only be used by the client computer and becomes unavailable to the local computer.
• You will require an external IP address to share a USB scanner over TCP/IP. This ensures the device is visible and accessible by other computers.
• You must first share the port on the host computer before connecting the USB scanner.