Share USB Over IP via Ethernet

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!
 

FreakinEurekan

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Sep 8, 2011
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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!
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.
 

southerndoc

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