Can your USB extenders operate through a standard Ethernet hub, switch, or router?

Posted on 04/24/2015 , FAQs, Technology

  • Can your USB extenders operate through a standard Ethernet hub, switch, or router?

The USB 2.0 Ranger® 2304GE-LAN can extend USB through an Ethernet hub or switch (i.e. extend through the same local area network). None of our extenders is capable of extending USB through a router (i.e. extend from one network to another). Our USB 1.1 Rover series and USB 2.0 Ranger 2200 series are unable to be connected via Ethernet and will not operate through hubs, switches or routers. The table below depicts this in a visual format.

ProductPoint-to-PointOver LAN
USB 1.1 Rover 1850/2850X
USB 2.0 Ranger 2200 seriesX
USB 2.0 Ranger 2304X
USB 2.0 Ranger 2304GE-LANXX