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Old 02-13-2011, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default 2 computers/1 monitor????

Hi All,

Is there any way that anyone can recommend to have two computers connected to a single monitor.....so I do not have to keep disconnecting and reconnecting cable...is there such a thing????

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Old 02-13-2011, 11:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2 computers/1 monitor????

Do you need to share a single keyboard and mouse as well? If so a KVM switch would be perfect. Otherwise, if the monitor has two different inputs (VGA, DVI etc) plug each input into different computers and just switch inputs through the monitor's menu.
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Default Re: 2 computers/1 monitor????

If you want to share your Keyboard, Mice and Video get a KVM its cheaper and more useful:

PS/2 -- IOGEAR GCS62



Newegg.com - IOGEAR GCS62 MiniView Micro PS/2 KVM Switch with Cables

USB -- IOGEAR GCS632UW6 (Completely USB, and it does sound to)



Newegg.com - IOGEAR GCS632UW6 MiniView Micro USB PLUS 2-Port KVM Switch

Video Switch -- CABLES TO GO 03364

Or if you want to just switch between video they have Video Switches (not very appealing for some, but it does the Job):





Newegg.com - CABLES TO GO 03364 2-1 HD15 VGA Manual Switch Box
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Default Re: 2 computers/1 monitor????

yeah i second to KVM switch idea

i have two computers (my macbook and my PC) connected to the same monitor, but when one of them sleeps it will switch over to the other input and ill have to go through the long-ass menus to switch it back. Gets effing annoying tbh with you.

i dont plug them both in enough to warrant gettting a decent KVM, but i'd recommend it if you want to permanently use the same monitor.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:29 PM   #5
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KVM switch is the best way to go.
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Default Re: 2 computers/1 monitor????

I would fourth or fifth of KVM, but not go I/O gear as posted above. I use a KVM to switch my laptop (dual monitor) and computer and use this one and it hasn't failed me since like the I/O Gear did

Newegg.com - BELKIN F1DG102P Flip 2-port KVM w/remote
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If both computers are running Windows you could alway use Remote Desktop Connection. I frequently use two or three computer from my main desktop computer with Remote Desktop.
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