A USBoNET allows two or more computers to easily share a USB peripheral such as external hard drives, printers, and scanners.

How is a USB switch for two computers?

Remote USB solutions provide customers with a convenient and reliable method of accessing remote USB devices with the same functionality they get with a direct connection. This flexible solution provides fast connectivity and supports Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems. Who needs to connect devices to computers remotely? It can be used both in offices and at home. With remote connectivity, you can solve the problem of wires on your desktop. It dramatically reduces staff workload and provides access to any device from any computer. Using a shared USB device between two computers is quick and easy. 

What are the options for USB switches for two computers?

A printer is a device that every office has. It is connected to your computer with a cable. This is one of the popular ways. Drivers are installed for the printer to be connected to the computer. But are there other ways to connect the printer?

WLAN (network connection). The WLAN module is almost standard equipment on modern printers. You can use it to connect your printer to a WLAN as easily as a computer or cell phone.
WLAN Direct (device connection). This so-called peer-to-peer connection also works wirelessly. The printer creates a small Wi-Fi network to which surrounding devices can soon connect. This is more of a wireless alternative to a USB cable than a network connection.
Bluetooth (connecting to your device). Similar to Wi-Fi Direct but via Bluetooth, which is convenient because you don’t need to reconnect to the Wi-Fi network on your device (you don’t have to use your device’s Internet connection), phone, or disconnect your computer).

You can also use a USB cable to create a network printer, but this will require a wireless router with a USB port and a built-in print server. If you have such a device, you can usually plug your printer into it, and the router will take care of the visibility of the printer on the network. You can purchase an external module if your printer does not have a print server.

How can I use wireless access points to access devices?

Portable hard drives can communicate directly with cell phones, tablets, and Wi-Fi-enabled laptops with built-in Wi-Fi support. So, you can buy a NAS (network-attached storage) device with a built-in network card or choose a Wi-Fi router with a USB port. You can connect an external hard disk drive to this USB port so that it can be used on your home network. How do you share files between two computers? With wireless storage, you can share information with other users. You can customize access to specific files. 

To connect USB devices wirelessly, you can use a second computer as an intermediary. This requires USB over Wi-Fi software. To connect USB devices wirelessly, you can utilize a second computer as an intermediary. This requires USB over Wi-Fi software.

There are wireless USB hubs that you can use to share USB peripherals on a Wi-Fi network.

You can always install software on your computer to help share USB hard drives between two computers. Our company offers favorable conditions for each client.

Sharing devices on computers with different operating systems

Imagine you have multiple Windows computers and a USB scanner connected to one of your desktop computers. And even when these computers are side by side, having to physically move the scanner from one device to another each time is quite intimidating. However, the solution is to connect the devices to multiple computers over a network. 

Connecting to Windows

Windows provides built-in features for sharing the scanner with other computers or configuring it as a wireless scanner on your network. This feature allows you to access the scanner connected to one of your network devices from any other computer on your local network or via Wi-Fi.

First, connect the scanner’s USB cable to a computer connected to the network or a USB port on a router or modem.
Then, turn on the scanner. Windows should automatically install the scanner drivers and configure the device for operation.
Click “Add a printer or scanner”. This will search for all available scanners on the network. Then select the desired scanner from the list and click “Add Device.”
To check if the scanner has been successfully installed, find it under “Printers and Devices”.

Connecting on a Mac

Scanning documents on a Mac is a fairly simple process. However, before you set up your scanner, you should ensure that macOS has the latest version of scanning software installed.

Connect the scanner to your Mac and turn it on.
Click the Apple icon in the top left corner and open System Preferences.
Open the “Printers and Scanners” menu and select your scanner.
If your scanner isn’t listed, click the “+” button. From the pop-up menu, select “Add Printer or Scanner”.

Scanner and printer sharing can be selected in the standard settings of the operating system. You can then use it to share a USB drive between two computers. 

How does port forwarding work?

Port forwarding commands the router’s Network Address Translation (NAT) system to allow connections to specific ports. Port forwarding tells a service where to forward a packet without opening it first. Read on to learn more about the technical side of things!

When it comes time to send and receive data from the Internet, the port number is added to the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the device (which is similar to the home address of the machine – only on the Internet), signaling the various processes involved in which data packet. It should be sent.

Port forwarding tells NAT to not only expect but also allow external connections for a specific IP address and port combination. By configuring NAT, you can easily connect to other devices attached to the router. This way, your home network expands to include other great gadgets. You can use it to connect any wireless device to your computer. 

With the software from our company, you can establish a connection with any device on your computer. This secure connection provides reliable protection and allows you to share USB drives between 2 computers.

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