Sharkoon have just released this USB LANPort 400, a 4 port USB hub that connects to your network over Ethernet. You can connect up to 4 USB devices, including Flash drives, printers, external hard drives or fish tanks. The case also has a magnetic base so you can stow it anywhere. To use it, you’ll need to install the included software on every machine that will access it and it only works with XP, Vista and Win7 machines. �36.99 for the 4 port version and �22.99 for the smaller single port version. [Via Hot Hardware]
Therefore the respective USB LANPort is connected to the LAN using a patch cable and the included software is installed. Afterwards any USB devices such as printers, external HDDs, USB sticks etc. can be connected to the USB LANPort and may be accessed from the local network.
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