I have multiple devices with USB Type B ports for exporting data. I am told that it is a 1:1 device. I would like to plug in 1 computer to read the data from 1 device. I am looking for a way that I could 'network' them so I can read them all from one computer. Has anyone done this, have any ideas on how I might do this?
You didnt provide much detail in your question, so its hard to understand exactly what you are talking about.
But if the devices are standard USB devices, all you need is a USB hub like this. You can buy one with more ports, or daisy chain them. Plug the hub into your computer and your devices into the hub. If your devices draw a lot of power, you might need a powered hub like this.
If necessary, purchase USB A to B cables.
Are you trying to access the data from your device after it has been exported? A simple network share would do.
- Select a machine that will hold the files the other machines will access.
- Create a shared folder with public access on the local network.
- Export the data to the shared folder
- Open the share folder on the other computers
The files are now available to anyone on your local network.
Note: Allowing public access is a bit of a security issue. Anyone that connects to your local network will be able to see the files and edit/delete them.