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Remote USB over ethernet / IP

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Geir Holmavatn, Jan 15, 2010.

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  1. Hi,

    I need to virtualize a linux box which is connected to a weather station
    ovvia usb. Unfortunately I won't have USB access from a virtual machine.

    Hence I need to get an ethernet to usb converter which lets me access a
    usb device over the network. Occasionally I've seen hardware converters
    like this, but currently I cannot find any which is compatible with
    linux (i.e. has drivers for debian/linux).

    Thanks for comments and tips

    regards geir
     
  2. Adrian C

    Adrian C Guest

    Should be possible. For instance VMWare offers an virtualised
    environment for guests to have access to the USB ports of the host. This
    is done with passthrough drivers.

    Google "usb passthrough linux" and whatever virtualisation tech you are
    using.
     
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