FlexiHub Review: Connect to Remote USB and Serial Ports From Anywhere

Accessing a USB over Ethernet or managing a remote USB from practically anywhere is no longer an idea. It is a reality. FlexiHub by Eltima Software is a cross-platform solution that lets you share and access remote USB devices regardless of which ecosystem they are connected to! If that piques your curiosity, keep on reading.

How does FlexiHub work?

To make this work, you will need all the computers connected to the Internet and a common network, or else none of this will work. It does not matter if these devices are connected to the Ethernet via Wi-Fi or wired, just as long as your computer is also a part of these networks, this would work perfectly.

FlexiHub is a revolutionary USB over Ethernet technology that integrates remote USBs & COM port devices using the Internet as the medium. For each one of the remote computers that you are connected to, you can also access any device connected to their hub.

Salient features of FlexiHub

Use any system to gain access to the remote USB:

Machines that participate in the connection of the device are referred to as ‘Nodes’. Any USB devices like an Android or iOS or a memory card mounted on these nodes will be remotely accessible to you via FlexiHub.

Form or break a remote connection with a USB:

As a casual habit, we disconnect all external devices at the end of an operation, but since you’re far away from disconnecting a remote USB manually, FlexiHub allows you to disconnect the device from a node while keeping this activity encrypted.

Auto device detection capability:

This one’s a fan favorite. FlexiHub auto-detects the type of device connected to the network, i.e., there’s no need to guess anymore.

Restricted access management:

If you do not want to share a particular remote device with other users on the network, you can just ‘Lock’ it. This makes that specific device invisible to other users on the same network and they will also require approval from the admin to seek access to the locked device.

Secure connectivity:

FlexiHub uses strong 256-bit encryption for a secure exchange of communication between the devices over a shared LAN network.

Privacy through IP masking:

If you are worried that your Home IP will be discovered by other members of the office network, then you have nothing to worry about. FlexiHub does not use your real IP address in case the ‘Nodes’ cannot directly see each other, instead, it sends the user traffic through its personal IP redirection server wherein, your IP and MAC address is scrambled and impossible for anybody to decrypt.

Compress internet traffic:

If you want to speed up the interaction with a shared USB, then you can easily activate an inherent feature of FlexiHub known as Traffic Compression. Even data that is somewhat large and takes time to import can be compressed and transferred at the highest speeds.

Regulated access:

While you can access devices connected remotely, you can easily block access to all the devices connected to your terminal from being visible or accessible over the network and to other users. FlexiHub is popularly known for this security feature.

FlexiHub Upgrade

Although FlexiHub is free to download, it only comes with a 14-day free trial, after which you can upgrade for $159.99 per year or buy a lifetime license.

Final words

Although our reliance on traditional USB devices is decreasing each day, we are still relying on several other types of USB devices, such as smartphones, projectors, smart home systems, etc., all of which are connected to a common network and, thus, controlled by a terminal. FlexiHub makes it ‘flexible’ to gain control over your devices and ensure that your privacy is upheld at all times.

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