asheets wrote:Sorry. AP == wireless access point. USBIP reciever == software you install on your computer.
As an example, I once had a requirement for running several USB JTAG devices remotely (over the company network). The JTAGs were in a secure room that didn't have a network or serial wiring, but there was wireless internet nearby. So, I hook the JTAGs up to a wireless laptop (which would be the RasPi, in your case), load up the USBIP server software, and send the USB connection over the wireless network.
On the other end (the next building over), I had a desktop computer wired into the company network that I loaded the USBIP receiver software on. I do a network query and detect the JTAGs on the network, and configure them for local use. With just a little bit of latency, the JTAGs worked just like they were hooked up to directly to the desktop.
Potentially, your could configure USBIP to work over the Internet (WWW), though I really wouldn't try it with anything more than a printer or a webcam, due to the latency induced by such a long connection.
Hmm. If I had a second laptop or computer, could I use that instead of an rPi? Also, how much latency is 'just a little bit'... this would be used by midi controllers for live music performances. Latency, aside from unexpected hardware disconnects, is the greatest problem a DJ faces...