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I'm looking for a free solution to connect USB devices over a network on Windows. i.e. I want to be able to connect a device to one machine and have another machine believe the device connected directly to it.

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What version of Windows? –  surfasb Aug 2 '11 at 16:37
    
xp and 7 (64) i guess is a must, but anything xp and higher would be ok –  user12903 Aug 3 '11 at 6:52

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After a little Google-ing I got a few decent looking results

http://www.usb-over-network.com/ - Looks the best (I.E. most stable) and has the best reviews, but costs $150

http://www.net-usb.com/ - Again comercial, but only $90

http://usbip.sourceforge.net/ - FOSS version, couldn't find out much b'cus Sourceforge is blocked on my workstation but looks OK, couldn't find many reviews/feedback on it though

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1 & 2 aren't free. 3 doesn't have a server for windows and the windows client doesn't look to stable. –  user12903 Aug 2 '11 at 12:16
    
@User12903 - This only means a free product is unrealistic requirement. –  Ramhound Aug 2 '11 at 12:20
    
@user12903, if you get value out of it, shouldn't you be compensating whoever created it? –  Chris S Aug 2 '11 at 12:20
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Chris, Do you really want to start discussing the motivaiton behind OS development here? –  user12903 Aug 2 '11 at 13:00
    
@TomO'Connor 'Open source' or something like that IDK. –  sam Jan 4 '12 at 15:53

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