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The startech product DOES support isochronous devices, and performs better than the silex but beware the limitations.
Ive tested with a 300 Mbps wireless connection and wired 1Gb connection results as follows
Hi-Speed USB video capture cards ================================ video will not work at all with the SX-DS-4000U2 only loads the audio drivers will work with the startech device provided you use a wired ethernet connection but even then it stutters making it unusable.
DSI pro III and II astronomy cameras ==================================== Pro II - will work with both devices Pro III - the Silex product crops the video output both on wired and wireless rendering Silex unusable Pro III - the Startech product shows some artifacts in wireless mode but works fine with a wired connection
If the Startech device is powered on at the same time as the DHCP server the startech always uses its default ip address even though its configured to use DHCP.Its a pain to have to reboot the device server after the DHCP server has powered up
and as has been commented it wont work with hubs but then if you want to use hubs seemlessly digi's USB anywhere 5 is the bee's knees.
Ce produit est super, mais doit absolument être mis à jour pour fonctionner correctement (en tout cas dans mon cas de figure)
Je l'ai utilisé pour déporter deux modules domotiques qui était des modules fonctionnant en RS232 (port série). J'avais des convertisseurs Usb/Série sur chacun d'eux (2 différents).
En final, il disparaissaient au bout de quelques minutes ou quelques heures du logiciel fourni sur le CD sur la machine ou il était installé, alors que les modules étaient toujours connectés et semblaient fonctionnels. En débranchant et rebranchant le module, il réapparaissait, puis de nouveau le problème.
J'ai réussi à résoudre le problème (en tout cas cela fonctionne non stop depuis trois jours) : 1/ Désinstaller le logiciel USB Server 2 / Aller sur le lien: [...], télécharger et installer le logiciel version 15.0126.0058 pour Windows 3/ Aller sur le lien [...] et télécharger le firmware pour E2868/E3868 version 2.068 4/ A L'aide de USB Server (installé au point 2) click droit sur le module concerné, choix "Update Firmware" et pointez vers le firmware (.bin) téléchargé et décompressé du point 3
Provato collegando un ups apc e lo rileva e il software apc lo riconosce. Rileva anche la pennetta usb per la tv ma in quel caso il segnale non arriva probabilmente è un problema della rete che non riesce a gestire quella banda. Sono comunque soddisfatto dell'acquisto.
4.0 out of 5 starsA little bit flakey, but useful in non-critical applications
Reviewed in the United States on 31 October 2016
This is a clever, relatively inexpensive way to attach USB devices – if you take the time to update the firmware, read the short manual and the FAQs on the StarTech site.
In other words, this device is not for beginners, not for the technology illiterate or the impatient.
But if you understand the need to update firmware when it is suggested, always check for new drivers, have a basic understanding of local area networks, know the difference between DHCP and static IP addresses and aren’t impatient, this can be a very useful device for connecting USB devices via CAT5. You must, for example, not attempt to use this on a hub. You must remember to install the StarTech USB Server Software on every computer you plan on using on the LAN. There does not seem to be any Mac, Linux, Android or iOS compatibility.
In my case, it was a 6TB external storage unit that has RAID capabilities but is not a NAS. It is intended to be a local drive,.
With this unit, I can access it from any machine on my LAN. Someday, I may get ambitious and try to set it up for external access from the internet. Maybe.
I am still having reliability issues on the local network, which I am trying to resolve.
If you take all the steps I outlined above, installation and setup is simple. Hopefully, I will be able to diagnose and resolve this net reliability issues and be very happy with the ability to access this 6TB external device. If I can access that, it means I should be able to access any USB device on my LAN. Cool.
4.0 out of 5 starsConnect any USB device to multiple PC's through your network.
Reviewed in the United States on 26 October 2016
Now this is a very cool toy. You have your 1+ Terabyte external drive and you connect it to your desk top, your lap top, your partners laptop, etc. Connect it to this, plug it in to your network, and look - your drive is now a NAS - a network Attached Storage device. All computers can access it over your network. Very cool. I like this a lot.
Now, its not limited to drives, you can make any USB device a network device. So a display screen - you could put a USB video adaptor aty the end of a very long network cable to feed to a screen. The limits are endless.
But not quite five star - and that may be unfair. The drivers blue screen my windows 10 desk top. My laptop is fine with it, so are the other computers in our network, but it crashes mine. Until I resolve that, its a 4/5.
The build is what you expect from StarTech - solid, simple, clean. A great gizmo.
4.0 out of 5 starsWorks as expected, good solution for older non-networked devices
Reviewed in the United States on 4 May 2021
I got this to use with an older USB HP LaserJet printer at one of our offices until we could upgrade to a networking model. It works fine and without issues, serving the purpose very well. You do need to spend sime time and effort updating the firmware first (read the short manual and the FAQs on the StarTech website).
4.0 out of 5 starsAn additonal item to make your computing life a little better!
Reviewed in the United States on 23 October 2016
Well constructed and packed. This is the ideal thing to extend on USB item to a network. At first I thought this was for a different purpose and that was to boost the connection coming from the ISP to a faster speed, not the case. This is for the purpose of connecting through a network the items like a printer, camera, or other USB controlled devices to a setting on other computers in your network which are set up in a universal hub. This is fine if you need to deliver that type of connection to the other places. Limited usage, but well done!