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#1 busygal

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:43 AM

Ok i have a second tower i want to connect to my monitor how can i do that so i can go back and forth between them?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:18 PM

How to Connect 2 Computers to 1 Monitor | eHow.com
Connecting two computers to a single monitor requires the use of a KVM switch. KVM switches allow you to connect multiple computers, while only using one keyboard, mouse and monitor. If you want to control a different computer, you simply change the channel on the switch. It will then give control to another computer. Keep in mind that while you may be using one computer, the others are still running and operating as normal; they simply don't have access to a keyboard, mouse or monitor at that very moment.

Newegg.com - KVM Switches

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:01 PM

also with the use of a duel monitor ,but unlike the kvm switch you need keyboard and mouse for both towers .and the switching back and forth is done via a buotton the front of the monitor ,i have 2 of these type of duel monitors ,a newer ViewSonic and a 8 yrs old NEC.

but as you already have the monitor a kvm switch is you best option ,too bad we didn't live close ,i have 2 of those I'm not using

Edited by caperjac, 08 November 2011 - 07:04 PM.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:54 PM

The only issue I see is that the proposed device is USB and might not work correctly or at all with Windows 98.
Assuming that is the os that the poster is using
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:19 AM

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I seem to recall that to set up two Towers under WIN98SE needed Cables and specific add-ons and Drivers?

I remember having a setup where WIN98SE from a Pentium 1 was linked to WIN3.2 on a 386.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:32 PM

May I offer a possible solution:
Keep one monitor keyboard and mouse connected to just one computer and remotely control the second computer via network
You can use multiple software programs to do this
I recommend
Logmein - Allows you to connect from anywhere you have internet
RealVNC - A quicker but more advanced remote desktop software

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:57 PM

May I offer a possible solution:
Keep one monitor keyboard and mouse connected to just one computer and remotely control the second computer via network
You can use multiple software programs to do this
I recommend
Logmein - Allows you to connect from anywhere you have internet
RealVNC - A quicker but more advanced remote desktop software



I dissagree ,remote connection is not the solution for the orignal poster ,thank you

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