USB over Network

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USB over Network

Postby Squad5 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:46 pm

I was looking to get some help setting USB over Network up. I have a basic understanding of computers but cannot get this to connect. Any help is greatly appreciated
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Re: USB over Network

Postby Wowbagger » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:55 am

Your question isn't very clear. Are you wanting to set up a USB device to provide network connectivity, or are you wanting to use a network to access a USB device remotely?

The former is usually pretty simple - plug the device in, install whatever drivers are needed, and set up the network.

The latter is not widely supported. Without more details as to your usage nobody will be able to help you.

Try giving as much detail about what you are working with and what you are trying to accomplish.
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Re: USB over Network

Postby tvsjr » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:08 am

I assume you're trying to do USB over Ethernet. I'm doing this to get USB data into VMs running under ESXi. There are a few such hubs out there (I have a Belkin), but beware they are flaky as hell. And you can forget about any high-bandwidth devices like a sound card. They will *usually* work for USB-serial adapters.
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Re: USB over Network

Postby Bingset » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:07 am

May be you are looking for software solution to connect to USB device over network? the is such one - USB to Ethernet connector. you can google for it, or just in case - [url]net-usb.com[/url] It allows to connect to remote usb device over Lan or internet
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Re: USB over Network

Postby Squad5 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:28 am

I wanting to use a network to access a USB remotely. The program is called USB over network. usb-over-network.com

I really am not familiar with networks and all of that stuff. So anyone kind of willing to help me walk me thru getting it to work would be a huge help!
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Re: USB over Network

Postby tvsjr » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:52 am

It looks relatively straight forward. What are you trying to share over the network?
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Re: USB over Network

Postby Wowbagger » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:46 am

mwb9122 wrote:I was looking to get some help setting USB over Network up.

Wowbagger wrote:Without more details as to your usage nobody will be able to help you.
Try giving as much detail about what you are working with and what you are trying to accomplish.

mwb9122 wrote:I wanting to use a network to access a USB remotely. The program is called USB over network. usb-over-network.com

tvsjr wrote:What are you trying to share over the network?

First, may I suggest you read How To Ask Questions The Smart Way. You would get better help, more quickly, were you to provide us with the information we need to help you up front, rather than making us go fish.

What kind of USB device are you wanting to share? With what operating systems? For what purpose? Over what kind of network: local area high speed Ethernet, 3G wireless, dial up?
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Re: USB over Network

Postby Squad5 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:23 pm

Sorry these replies have been from my phone.

I have a laptop I leave on at home for streaming purposes, every now and then on the road I would like to access that computer's flash drive I leave in that the videos are recorded to. Internet at home is Comcast Cable connection. I would be using Wifi from a hotel to access the home computer to view some of the videos to make clips and what not to the computer I have with me on the road
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Re: USB over Network

Postby Wowbagger » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:28 pm

That won't work the way you are trying to do it. You would have 2 different computers both trying to do low level sector reads and writes to a file system. There is a word for that - corruption.

It sounds like you REALLY want to either: a) allow access to the computer at home over a VPN, and then share the drive as a network share
or
b) use a file sharing service.
This is my opinion, not Aeroflex's.

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Re: USB over Network

Postby Squad5 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:14 pm

I really appreciate your help. A co-worker that recently got the boot had this set up and it worked perfectly for him. It was nice and simple and I like how simple it was. I just dont know how to set up the domain and things like that at all.
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Re: USB over Network

Postby Squad5 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:09 am

Anyone?
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Re: USB over Network

Postby gopher » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:39 am

answer: Pogoplug
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Re: USB over Network

Postby escomm » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:57 am

There is a program called USB over Ethernet and other than the fact it only works for 2 weeks without having to pay, it's a great program. One of the few I've actually paid for. Wish it was free like Teamviewer :)
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Re: USB over Network

Postby Squad5 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:04 pm

I would like to use that as well escomm, but I am having trouble setting the network and everything up
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Re: USB over Network

Postby chris.a.terry » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:00 am

mwb9122 wrote:Sorry these replies have been from my phone.

I have a laptop I leave on at home for streaming purposes, every now and then on the road I would like to access that computer's flash drive I leave in that the videos are recorded to. Internet at home is Comcast Cable connection. I would be using Wifi from a hotel to access the home computer to view some of the videos to make clips and what not to the computer I have with me on the road


You just want to set up a sever.

Step 1) Download and install sshfs (http://dokan-dev.net/en/). For anyone who's curious and doesn't want to click the link, SSHFS (Secure Shell File System) allows you to mount any drive and access it securely via a network over a given port. I used this similarly during university where I stored all of my assignments at home on a server and accessed them from the classroom on my laptop. Yes, I am a nerd. Dokan is maybe the only program that can do this task for Windows. It does not do it easily, however. This program was never designed to be user friendly. I would say it was reluctantly released on windows at all.

Step 2) Go to No-IP.org and register a domain name. They offer the updater program that will automatically get your comcast DHCP assigned IP address and upload it to them so you don't lose connectivity.

Step 3) Open up your routers configuration page at your home and point incoming traffic on whatever port you set up to go back to Dokan service.

Step 4) On your client computer, install the browsing software (i.e: winSCP or something) and enter your servers address into the fields.

Step 5) Enjoy.

This was much easier said than done, however it is 100% possible.
Googling "mount sshfs windows" may guide you through some of the headaches you are more than likely to encounter.

Best of luck!
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