By: TheMadOne!  on 2016-05-16
It works, but had initial problems with installing the drivers & such on the included media, few little PC bugs. Had to do some research on the "Error 1603: A fatal error occurred during installation" problem. Solved it with a little cleaning up, resetting & restarting, but still a PIA. Windows 10 Pro System.. the old Windows "Plug & Pray" scenarios are still just a prevalent on the latest greatest Windows OS as they have been since I started with Windows 95 all those years ago!!
By: StarFishMan  on 2014-04-23
I have other USB hubs from CoolGear and they are great. Pricey but great industrial strength hubs. In this case this device has not worked out for me. My goal was to use this with several USB devices for example USB to RS-232 adapters. And also some higher end USB cameras. Unfortunately in my case I have not been successful using any make/model USB to RS-232 adaptor (and the manufacturer states these devices are not supported). Nor have my cameras worked either. Often times I get a the BSOD (Blue screen of death) trying to connect to this device. Simply put this product is not for me!However, it works great with memory sticks, USB thumb drives, I have to assume USB printers too. But, outside of anything but basic USB devices like these I have found it doesn't foot the bill for me. I was surprised out how few of the devices I tried would actual work but I am not your average or normal user either.Again the company puts out great products for the most part so this is not a reflection on them in anyway. Just this particular product was far too limited for my applications.
By: SSDguy  on 2013-11-03
Allows you to have USB support from your virtual machines (I run VMware ESXi Hypervisor), from anywhere in your home network.So in other words, if your hypervisor machine is buried in your basement, you can have this unit up in your office, and have devices like scanners, printers, flash drives etc, plugged in at your desk and access your VM over remote desktop on your laptop to make it seem like that pc is right next to you.
By: Lowenna  on 2013-05-02
When it works, it works well, hence giving 2 stars. Streaming audio from a VM under Hyper-V just fine, as the old Digi USB 1.1 USB-Over-IP box I had just couldn't cope with the throughput. However, the drivers for this device are dreadful. Expect daily crashes for no apparent reason, and almost always crashes when unplugging a device. Cannot find any online drivers which are newer. Running Windows 7 32-bit. If the drivers were stable, this would get 5 stars.Driver version as came with mini-CD in the box: "Nu (Network USB) USB Server Version 0.0.4.9.rev 8 July-13-2011. PSM DLL Version 22.214.171.124 December-08-2008. Copyright 2011 USB Server. [...]"-----After writing the review above, I did some more searching. It seems there are later drivers and firmware available if you know where to look. [...] Looks like you need the E2868/E3868 firmware, which as of writing, latest was 2.055, 14th June 2012. The unit was shipped with firmware version 2.032. The latest Windows 7 32-bit update (Referred to as WHQL 11.1027.0050 on that site) moved up to USB Server Version 0.0.4.9.rev.17 April 09 2012. PSM DLL Version 126.96.36.199, December 8-2008 (same date as 188.8.131.52....!). There are also beta WIndows 8 drivers available. Can't comment on how much more stable this will be yet...
By: killalot4000  on 2012-05-23
First off, you need some networking experience to work with this device.The device is pretty straight forward. I am using it for external hard drives to access them over the network from multiple computers. Also, you have to have the device in the same subnet to be able to use the server. Install the software was easy to do. The server tells you to use windows device removal feature and then stop the device. The device sometimes wants to crash for some reason sometimes. If you just stop all transfers on the device and use the servers manager program to remove the hard drives, it will just give a warning saying that could lead to data loss if transfers are currently active etc, and seems to work a lot better with the server.Am able to get about 20-50 MBps transfer, which is typical for usb 2.0 speeds over the gigabit network that I have them on. Once I fill up the hard drive using esata which is faster, I just put the drives on the usb server and access them when need stuff off them, so speed is not really a priority.Mounts devices to your computer as if they were plugged into your computers usb port. This device will work with printers and cd-rom which i have not tried, but have tried usb sticks which work fine. The true name of the hard drive does not show up in the manager, which can make for tricky guessing of which drive is which. The true name will show up once you mount the hard drive to your computer though.You are able to set passwords for the usb servers, tell it to use dhcp due to the server itself needs a ip address to be able to share drives. You can manually assign ip addresses also if need to. There is idle timeouts also. I tried to put a usb hub into the server, it will detect it, but will not work with them for some reason. Not all devices are supported by the server. This covers the main things that I have looked over that I need to use.May cost more and was hesitant at first as having never used a device like this before, but well worth the money. The device didn't have no reviews either, which made left me hoping that wouldn't be a disappointment. Will be ordering more of these devices.