Problem1: My printer's scanner does not work over the wire with OSX. So the scanner part works by cable only. Well what if I put the usb cable over the wi-fi? Well, now I have a wireless scanner.
Problem2: I have a remote backup drive that I want to keep bootable and encrypted. Was it possible before this? I couldn't make it work. Is it possible now? I think so.
VirtualHere is a commercial software. For free it allows one simultaneous device, if you disconnect the first, you can use the second. It works flawlessly.
Its server has builds for most linuxes plus OpenWrt. The client is very simple, builds for osx, win, linux.
There are FOSS alternatives. If anyone has tried them, please share some info.