How to use USB devices in Windows Subsystem for Linux #Windows #USB #Linux #WSL
Up until now, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Win10/11 hasn’t been able to use USB, limiting WSL’s ability to be used for embedded development. Ben at Microsoft posts how the networking features in both OSes can be bridged using an open source utility to finally bring some USB goodness to Linux under Windows.
To get started with this functionality, first ensure you’re running Windows 11 and have installed all WSL updates. Running uname -a from within WSL should report a kernel version of 126.96.36.199 or later. You’ll need to be running a WSL 2 distro.
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