Share USB Over IP via Ethernet

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by southerndoc, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. southerndoc macrumors 65816

    southerndoc

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    I found the StarTech USB1000IP adapter that allows sharing of a USB device over a network through an ethernet connection.

    Unfortunately I received it only to find that there is no Mac OS X driver available.

    Is anyone aware of any Mac-compatible adapters that will allow someone to share a USB device over the network? I'm trying to place a Dymo postal scale next to my printer. The distance is too far to run a USB cord around the room (to hide the cord). The only way I can think of is to attach it via ethernet to my switch that's at the printer.

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Do you need to extend via IP (i.e. over a live network cable), or just using Cat5 Ethernet cable (dedicated wire for this purpose)?

    If you can use dedicated Cat5 this product says it's Mac compatible.
     
  4. southerndoc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This may work. I have some extra flat CAT6 cable that I can run around the baseboard.
     
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