Digi AnywhereUSB

Connect to USBs over the network, just like if they were plugged into your computer.

To check out the ANY-maze licensing USB dongle you must first create an account on Neuroscience’s Animal Suites website https://animal-suites.ni.gsu.edu then log in and reserve “ANY-maze licensing USB dongle via AnywhereUSB Manager”.


How to connect

  1. Search Start Menu for AnywhereUSB Manager to confirm if it is already installed. If it is already installed skip to step 4

If NOT installed

  1. Download and install https://hub.digi.com/dp/path=/support/asset/anywhereusb-manager-for-64-bit-windows-manager/. Note! This will require admin rights so coordinate with Ryan Sleeth rsleeth@gsu.edu
  2. During installation on the “Mode to Run” screen select Run as Standalone
Run as Standalone selected on the Mode to Run screen

  1. Launch AnywhereUSB Manager from Start Menu. If you can’t find it check for it in C:\Program Files\Digi\AnywhereUSBManager\awusbmanager.exe
  1. The first time you launch AnywhereUSB Manager on a computer you will get the prompt “Enter a unique Client ID”. Enter your computer name plus your campus ID (Search Start Menu for “About your PC” to find your computer name). For example, you might enter “NI-EXAMPLE-P800 rsleeth” for the computer name of NI-EXAMPLE-P800 and campus ID rsleeth
Computer name + campus ID entered on the Client ID screen
  1. Click File > Preferences and uncheck “Autofind Hubs”. Click Save
  2. Click Configure > Known Hubs > Add > enter 10.253.77.148 as the Hub Address then click OK
Autofind Hubs unchecked
10.253.77.148 entered as a Known Hub
  1. Click Close to return AnywhereUSB Manager’s main window. You should see a green lock icon and to the left of it a tree that you can expand
  2. Under the group How-to Use double-click “DataTraveler 2.0” this will mount a USB to your computer just as if you had connected it to your computer physically. Inside is a link to these instructions
DataTraveler 2.0 successfully mounted
  1. Click “How-to Use” and this will unmount the DataTraveler 2.0 USB

Note! This is how you ‘return’ the ANY-maze USB at the end of your reservation. This is very important because only one computer/user can check out the ANY-maze USB at a time

  1. Email Ryan Sleeth rsleeth@gsu.edu and your PI or lab manager letting them know you’ve successfully set up AnywhereUSB Manager. Your computer/user will then be given access and you should soon see a second group ANY-maze and “USB-Chip” appear
  2. When your Animal Suites reservation begins double-click “USB-Chip” to check out the ANY-maze USB then launch ANY-maze. If you need to verify if the ANY-maze USB is detected, in ANY-maze click Support in the top-left > About ANY-maze > Licence [sic] information and “Dongle information” should not say No dongle present
  3. When finished with your session double-click “ANY-maze” to return the ANY-maze USB. Note! Just double-clicking “USB-Chip” IS NOT sufficient to return the ANY-maze USB. You MUST double-click “ANY-maze” so that no more (In use by you) notices appear!