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#1 Angel_Wings

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:11 AM

Hello...
I've just recently learned that I can get a 'switchbox' that will allow me to switch computers in order to print.
I have a few questions before I run out and find one.

Is there a 'switchbox' that will allow me to use one Monitor, one Keyboard, one Mouse and one Printer, for two computer?
Possibly four computers?

ALSO

Does it matter that only one of the computers is connected to the Internet and none of them are 'networked'...?

Angel

P.S.
When you send your 'suggestion' of what/which switchbox (if any) will work.
Please send a list of cables, etc that I will need, if these things are not included with a switchbox.

Edited by Angel_Wings, 13 June 2011 - 09:24 AM.


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#2 strolln

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:24 AM

You can use a KVM switch to use monitor, keyboard and mouse with multiple computers. For sharing a printer I would network the machines and share the printer across the network.
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#3 Angel_Wings

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:36 PM

Thanks Strolln for your response... :)
I do not want to 'network' my computers at this time.
Can I use the KVM for the printer also?

...also

I have a wireless mouse on my internet computer can this be used with the KVM?


Angel

Edited by Angel_Wings, 15 June 2011 - 01:36 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:59 PM

I honestly don't know if the wireless mouse will work with a KVM. How does your printer attach, via USB? If USB this may work for you to share 1 printer with up to 4 computers.

Edited by strolln, 15 June 2011 - 05:08 PM.

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