Bekijk de volledige versie : USB over IP

22-07-2006, 01:14
In trying to overcome problems making my WL-500g Premium work with my Brother scanner I am limited by the fact that the manufacturer does not make the source code available for their Linux SANE driver. It occurs to me that it should be possible to make almost any USB device work through the WL-500g. There is commercial hardware (http://www.keyspan.com/products/usb/server/homepage.spml) and Windows software (http://www.usb-over-network.com/usb-over-network.html) that bridges USB traffic to an IP network. The only free Linux implementation of this concept that I could find is the usbip project (http://sourceforge.net/projects/usbip/) on sourceforge. But it is alpha quality software and does not include Windows drivers. It seems to me that updating this software and providing a compatible Windows driver would give devices like the WL-500g a huge boost in usefulness. Rather than having to worry about obtaining or developing Linux drivers for every USB device, effort put into a USB over IP capability would enable nearly every USB device to instantly work with Windows clients over the network. What are the obstacles, besides time and money, to making progress in getting a free Linux USB over IP module with an accompanying Windows device driver? I would have expected this to be a high priority in the embedded Linux world.


12-01-2007, 02:15
I think that USB-NETWORK-BRIDGING it is the only way to make workable scanners and other devices with closed source code drivers.

So, look at it http://www.bb-elec.com/product.asp?SKU=ANYWHEREUSB/5&Trail=16&TrailType=Top