I'm wondering whether such a device exists.
The following shows what I'm asking about:
+----------+ +---------+ | | | +<----> USB #1 | Computer +<---------->+ USB Hub +<---------> USB #2 | | Ethernet | +<-----------------> USB #3 +----------+ +---------+
So the computer would connect via Ethernet to a device which "transforms" the TCP or UDP packets in USB signals. The advantage would be that we'd have full speed for all the USB's on a 10Gb network.
The USB #1/2/3 is where I'd connect my mouse, keyboard, stick drive, printer, etc.
Here is my complete list of devices at the moment:
- Mouse 1 (middle mouse button)
- Mouse 2 (wheel)
- Audio Device
- Phone (data transfers for video/pictures)
- USB Stick
I also have a need for USB Power to recharge the phone, although that's not mandatory. My server has only 4 ports on the back. There is one which is internal. And also it has two for the front panel, but it is on a head which is not compatible with the case cable connector.
One reason I need more ports now is that I do not have PS/2 connectors on this new server. My old one used the keyboard/mouse on its PS/2 connectors. Miscalculation on my part, although I did not expect the front panel connection issue.