10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit 1 Port USB over IP Device Server

Connect and share a high-speed USB 2.0 peripheral over a Gigabit network

Product ID: USB1000IP

2,5 stars (11 reviews) |
  • Up to 30MBps transfer rate — the same as a direct connection to a PC USB port
  • Supports Gigabit and 10/100Mbps speeds (auto-detection)
  • Supports Auto-MDIX
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€129,99 EUR excl. BTW
€157,29 EUR incl. BTW

This Gigabit USB-over-IP device server offers a simple and convenient way to extend and share a USB device over long distances, and it works with multiple users connected to your network. Plus, the device server supports Gigabit (1000Mbps) speeds, so your connected devices function faster than traditional 10/100Mbps device servers.

The versatile device server connects directly to your PC, or it works with your existing network devices (for example, hubs, routers, switches) so it can easily integrate into your current network infrastructure. It’s ideal for connecting and sharing USB devices (for example, card readers, digital cameras, webcams, printers, and scanners) with multiple networked users. Plus, you can use multiple device servers on the same network, letting you connect and share even more USB peripherals.

The USB-over-IP device server includes Windows based software that provides a simple interface to connect, monitor, and control the connected device over your local area network (LAN). Plus, the software communicates directly with the device server, so it can be used in Virtual Machine (VM) environments if you have multiple VMs sharing the same set of hardware.

The USB1000IP is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


  • Share a mass storage device (external hard drive) across multiple users on your IP network
  • Allow users to share access to digital photography equipment over the network in image editing/graphic design environments
  • Perfect for sharing a printer, fax machine or scanner to multiple users
  • Functions as a USB extender to enable USB serial adapters to be connected in remote areas of industrial or medical environments
  • Extend a high resolution webcam over a standard network for connection by multiple users

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Support for 10/100Mbps or Gigabit Ethernet provides a flexible solution for virtually any network
  • Automatically connect to your device after a reboot, to save time and hassle
  • Connects your USB 2.0 devices over your network at full USB 2.0 speeds, for cost saving and convenient device sharing

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Netherlands 1722058
  • Tech Data - Netherlands 4428839
  • UPC 065030842419


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  • Windows 8 logo
Windows® 8 (32/64), 7(32/64), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64)


Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Humidity 20~80% RH Operating
15~90% RH Storage
Hardware Ports 1
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3-2002
Chipset ID Elite Silicon - E3868M1
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Ethernet Link
Ethernet Activity
Packaging Information Package Height 4,7 cm [1,9 in]
Package Length 16,0 cm [6,3 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 355,0 g [12,5 oz]
Package Width 22,0 cm [8,7 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate USB: 480Mbps
Ethernet: 10/100/1000Mbps
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 37,0 g [1,3 oz]
Color Black
Product Length 8,0 cm [3,1 in]
Product Width 4,0 cm [1,6 in]
Product Height 2,0 cm [0,8 in]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 0.48A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Output Current 3A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type H
Power Consumption (In Watts) 15
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 8 (32/64), 7(32/64), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64)
Special Notes / Requirements Note Does not support the connection of USB Hubs
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package Gigabit USB IP Device Server
Universal Power Adapter (US/UK/EU)
Driver CD
User Manual



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Frequently Asked Questions


Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the USB Server software:

  1. Download the latest software package from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Select the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  3. Right-click Setup.exe
  4. Click Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in Step 2.

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the software and restart the computer when prompted.
  2. Your computer will automatically complete the software installation and your device should be ready to use.

Set up the software

Confirm that the extender is on the same network as your computer. If you are using a network with DHCP, you do not need to configure anything further.

If you are using an Ethernet cable to connect to the unit or you are using a network without DHCP, you need to change the IP address on your computer to the default IP network of the IP device server. Change the IP address of your system to 192.168.1.XXX, where XXX is a number between 1 and 49.

Note: The default IP address of the extender is on the default subnet mask of

USB Server software

Your extender is detected by the USB Server software when the software is launched.

Note: It may take a few minutes for the server to appear in the software.

When the extender appears in the list (for example, USB2HDMI), click either the display or media device associated with the server. Click on one of the devices and then click Connect Device.

When the USB Server software configuration is complete, the display and media devices are connected to your system as though the devices are installed locally. By default, Windows creates an extended desktop for the display, which you can reconfigure in the control panel.


If the device is not detected in the USB Server software, complete the following:

  • Make sure that the computer is on the same network as the device.
  • By default, the device uses DHCP. On a network that is plug-and-play, the device is assigned an IP address by the DHCP server and is detected by a computer that is on the same network as the device.
  • To troubleshoot the device, connect it directly to a computer on the 192.168.1 network. For more information about configuring the USB Server software, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/ipusb2vga_ipusb2hd2_usb_server_software.
  • If the network configuration of the device was changed, you cannot complete a hardware reset to put the unit back on Instead, you need to obtain the static IP address from the person who modified the server.
  • Wait 5 minutes for the USB Server software to detect the device.
  • Move the device to a less congested network.

You should not upgrade your device's firmware if you do not have any issues with the functionality of your device. The only time you should consider an upgrade is if you are experiencing a problem with the device, and you have confirmed that the firmware addresses this problem.  You can confirm this is the case by reviewing the documentation included with the firmware or by consulting with our Technical Support team. Incorrectly upgrading firmware can result in diminished performance so it is best to contact StarTech.com if you would like to perform this operation.

Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Customer Reviews

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(2 Stars)

It don,t chage the gateway

By: mistake - 01/29/2014
It works fine in the same subnet but it not is pobible change the gateway
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Barry W., Technical Support on 25/02/2014 14:57:05
Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, this device, and software were not designed to function across mulitple subnets. The device you intend to communcate with must be located on the same subnet as the computer you're connecting from. If you have any further questions or concerns please contact us at 1-800-265-1844 or [email protected]
By: ANRA - 10/10/2020
Driver doesn't work on Windows 10. Emailed to support about this, but no reply yet.
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By: Egidijus - 11/19/2014
Should it work with windows server 2012? I see "network usb server device" driver missing, and it fails to connect usb.
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By: Phil - 11/11/2014
Not working well for me at all. Very unreliable. Have to continually power cycle the device. The drivers from the StarTech website are newer but worse than those supplied with the device
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By: DonWhite - 07/07/2014
Not very robust or reliable.  USB server frequently loses device, have to power cycle USB1001ip to find it again.  Could not recommend if users are not technical.
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(1 Stars)

Poor reliability

By: eduet - 05/04/2015
After using it for one year, the conclussion is that it provides no reliability. You need to keep power cycling the unit every day, otherwise, the unit "dissapears" from the network (loses IP address).
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Customer Support, Customer Support on 12/05/2015 09:32:33
Hello, Thank you for reviewing our USB1000IP USB over IP device server. We would like to offer some assistance. This issue may be due to an IP address conflict. If you find the unit is losing its IP address every day, then the use of a static IP address may help prevent this occurrence. A static IP address could be set up by opening the "USB Server" application and right clicking on the "USB Server", shown with its IP address. The "Server Configuration" option window provides the ability to choose a static IP address. You can also try replacing the network cable, and connecting this unit to another Ethernet port to see if the same issue persists. We hope this has been helpful. In the event you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us directly, and kindly reference case number 303-226387. Thank you, Customer Support StarTech.com http://www.startech.com/techsupport
By: Sigroup - 05/12/2015
We bought 2 USB over IP devices and we have the exact same problem : we need to power cycle both devices several times every days ! We cannot understand why the devices disappear with no answer to pings. Not reliable at all !
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By: epetro - 10/12/2015
I purchased this device a month ago and when I finally got around to trying it the unit would only work for 5 to 10 minutes once powered. Once the unit dies it was unreachable via ping and the StarTech app. I tried using dhcp and a hard ip address with the same results. The unit was returned to StarTech for replacement and my "new" unit behaves exactly the same way. I should have looked at the previous reviews of this product.
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Customer Support, Customer Support on 11/05/2017 08:37:31
Hello Ed, Thank you for taking the time to review our USB1000IP USB device server. We are sorry to hear about the connectivity issues and we would like to offer some help. After reviewing the case notes in our system it looks like you have already tested this device with multiple systems and configurations though there is one other suggestion we have to troubleshoot this issue. Would you be able to try the USB1000IP in an isolated environment with only the PC, the USB device server, and the USB device? This would require that both the device server and computer have static addresses set. This would eliminate any potential network related issues. We are always here to help with our free lifetime technical support. If this did not resolve your issue, please get in touch with us and reference case #332-292128 so we can further assist you. You can also reply here and we will be sure to follow up. Thank You, Customer Support
(1 Stars)

Same Issues As Other Customers Experiencing

By: JuliaS - 01/23/2017
The device fails to maintain a stable connection. Stays online for 20-40 minutes and then disappears from the network. Web interface is inaccessible at that point and only power-cycling is able to revive the device. Our network contains roughly 50 static IP devices all on a single subnet, so the probability of DHCP conflict is non-existent. By the look of it, drivers aren't an issue, but the internal firmware of this USB server. I'm hoping StarTech investigates problems that clients such as myself are experiencing and releases a firmware update. Otherwise the deice is practically useless.
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(1 Stars)

Losing IP Constantly

By: Nick Name - 02/24/2017
As others are saying this device loses it's connection after about 30 minutes to an hour. The only recourse is to power cycle it. I have tested it with static addresses and also on an isolated network. Same result.
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(3 Stars)

Convenient for Multiple Users

By: Rick60 - 07/13/2017
A convenient way for several of our laptop users to share an optical drive or USB drive. Setup/configuration was simple and reconnected automatically after rebooting. Downside was sporadically it would lose the connection and we'd have to power the device on and off. Disclaimer - I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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Brian, Customer Support on 14/07/2017 15:30:25
Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We want to apologize that our USB1000IP did not work as well as needed. This unit can be affected by other network traffic. It can be helpful to rule out the network being used. Does the USB1000IP behave the same way when connected directly to a computer's Ethernet port? If you would like to discuss this situation in greater details please reach out to us at: https://www.startech.com/support Thank you.
(4 Stars)

Would Definately Recommend this Product

By: ABThompsons - 07/17/2017
I was surprised to see some of the negative reviews on this product and I went in skeptical but it didn't stop me from trying it myself. I hooked up a USB hard drive and then installed the server software. It found my hard drive immediately and connected it as if it was hooked directly to my computer. I started transferring multi-gigs worth of data and I was getting a steady 24MB/s transfer (as expected over USB.). I did not have any of the issues that other users had like the disconnecting after 30min to an hour. The device stayed online for multiple days during testing. If you right click the device in the server software there is an option to "Connect Device Automatically" so maybe that's why I didn't have any of the issues other people had? One thing I didn't like about this product is that the power cable doesn't seem to fit properly and easily pulls out of the device if you are handling it. Otherwise, if you have a USB device that you want to put on the network then I would definitely recommend this product. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(3 Stars)

Nice Gizmo for home users

By: djluis1 - 01/04/2018
I got this product from Startech to test and it is ok if you just need to have it at home as a shared drive but, I don't recommend it for a business office because i experience some connectivity issues on couple occasions. Please make sure to read the installation steps otherwise you will be looking into a bunch of folders until you find what you need. Disclaimer - I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(1 Stars)


By: CraigB - 03/25/2019
Does not maintain it's connection to the network. Needs to be continuously powered off and on again. We bought this for a USB license key to be attached to a server in a remote location, so there is nobody there to power cycle the device to reconnect it.
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Matt, Customer Support on 25/10/2019 11:12:06
Hello Craig, We pride ourselves on our high-quality standards and are sorry to hear you had a less than pleasant experience with our USB1000IP. We have released a firmware update that fixes the issue you're seeing here: https://www.startech.com/USB1000IP#dnlds. If you require any assistance with this, please feel free to contact us for assistance at www.startech.com/support where our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide support.
(5 Stars)

I Love it because it classified as a local HDD!

By: Edmond953 - 08/21/2020
Even though this USB server works with a SINGLE USB device compared to the Seagate GoFlex Server I have that strips its link to the customizations, the important thing It keeps the customizations as the Icons and the background images (only with Windows 98, 2000, and XP), is very important to describe a folder with an Icon because your mind sees images faster than text in which is a series of images as pictures, then your mind has to interpret as words and then determine it as a word and its meaning. Of course I do not want all of my folders to look like blank manila folders. As a marker or a landmark amongst hundreds of other folders, It is far easier to spot by an image. Most people learn to read and write in first grade, is three years later than I learned it, thanks to both of my parents, to teach me. Edmond953
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(5 Stars)

Reliable Use as a Dymo LabelWriter Print Server

By: ericnix - 11/20/2020
I've used the Dymo branded print server as well as an ioGear print server, and everytime I updated the firmware on my router/switches or rebooted my router/switches, I would have to power cycle the print server and the Dymo LabelWriters to get them to work. I put two of these into my network and set static IP's. They work without needing to reboot -- I've upgraded switch/router firmware and rebooted the devices many times over the past 2 months without needing to reboot the print server. Finally some stability with my label printers! I highly recommend this product. macOS will even read two-way communication and automatically identify the LabelWriter, which is something no other print server has been able to do.
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