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New KVM 4 port switch box


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#1 tim_ver

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:54 PM

I need a good switch box that will not break the bank. I have a large screen monitor (DVI input), and would like to use all my PC's and laptop on it. I have a docking station for the laptop and it has an analog VGA connection, also two of the pc's (old ones) have analog VGA cards. My main PC has DVI only as this is what the new monitor has for a connection. Can someone please give me some Ideas for 4 port switches to control all for devices with one monitor, keyboard and mouse (Logitech wireless PS2/USB Model: Y-RJ20). If you have any questions please ask.


Right now I have a Belkin 4 port but it does not like my keyboard and mouse. I always have to plug-in the mouse to the pc I switch to directly and also un-plug and re-plug back in the keyboard for it to be seen. And it is also Analog VGA not DVI. It has ps2 connection and I have to use the convectors.


Thank for the help.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 05:01 PM

I find that as long as the keyboard and mouse are attached when the machine boots up, it will recognize them. If I try and boot up one of the machines that is not selected, it doesn't recognize them and I wind up putting a USB keyboard and mouse on them.

I hope this helps. Doesn't really solve your problem.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 05:44 PM

Ok, I do try this it works for the keyboard but mouse is usb so I have to us an adapter usb to ps2 into the switch and the ps2 to usb into the pc I think this makes it freak out.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:27 PM

Most KVMs I've tried do not play well with DVI-VGA adapters
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:38 PM

I found this one: CABLES TO GO, 52046 4 PORT DVI KVM W/ AUDIO DVI PS/2

What do you think?




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