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KVM Switch AND Router

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#1 untechy


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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:34 PM

Hi all - great forum - thanks for being here.
I'm not totally computer illiterate, but close. Hope I can word my question clearly enough to get some suggestions.

I have two computers and since I'm short on space and love my monitor, mouse, and keyboard, would like to share them with both computers.
Would love to share printer as well.
But . . . don't want them to share anything else. Not even e-mail.

My goal is to have one 'exclusively' for work (from home)and one for personal ( at home as well).
Since I would never be using both at once, I thought the KVM would be great idea.
But, not sure if compatible with router. .

The current work computer is running Win Xp ( 32 bit )The other will be running Win 7. If I ever take it out of the box LOL
Will likely use it ( the Win 7 for work) and the older XP for personal.
I have a lynksys router - still in the box.

Thanking you in advance

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#2 dirtdog900


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Posted 02 August 2011 - 02:23 PM

The KVM's I'm familiar with usually only share Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor. Your LAN connections are usually still independent of each other, unless I'm missing something with your setup?

#3 untechy

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 03:38 PM

Thanks for the quick reply. .

I'll give it a try.

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