I have a desktop (Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista and Word 2007), I have a laptop (Dell B130/1300 with XP and Word 2007), and now I have a work computer (HP Compaq with XP, Word 2003 Viewer and DocQscribe [a medical transcription program based on Word]). I also have a Starview 4 Port CVI USB KVM Switch so that I can run all 3 computers from 1 Keyboard, 1 Mouse, and 1 Printer. However, .................................... I am confused as to how to set these up. The instruction manual for the KVM switch talks about "slave computers" but don't I have to have a host computer to make the other computers the slaves?
The link to the instruction booklet for the Starview is http://www.startech.com/Data/ProductManuals/SV431DVIUA.pdf
If anyone can assist me in un-confusing me I would forever indebted to them.
My setup in my terms (I hope I am explaining this correctly) is: I want all 3 computers on my desk (a nice large teacher's desk). I want to use the 3 monitors but I only want to use 1 keyboard, 1 mouse, and 1 printer for all 3 systems.
Thank you in advance for any help and instructions that you can offer.