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Old 07-19-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default New KVM switch box needed

I have two pc's and a laptop "On docking station". I want to be able to hook up all three to my one large monitor "DVI" and wireless keyboard/mouse "USB/PS2". I have a Belkin KVM 4 port now but has VGA and PS2 hook ups only. I did try a usb/ps2 or ps2/usb covertor but did not work well.Here is what each computer has for connection to help out with what switch I should get.

PC1 - Running Vista 64, has 8 USB slots and one ps2, video VGA and DVI plug.
PC2 - Running XP 32, 4 USB slots, and two ps2, Video is VGA.
Laptop w/Docking station - running XP 32, 4 USB slots, No ps2. video is VGA.

What is the best switch to handle this and what is all needed?
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
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Can anyone help me out on this? Looking for ideas and suggestions as I am sure plenty of people have KVM's now.

I found this one but not sure on how good it is or the reliability of it. I did a few people saying the DVI connection would not work with their video card using dvi or vga with adapter.

KVM 4 Port DVI USB2.0 Audio Avocent Model: 4SVDVI10-001

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Old 07-21-2009, 04:11 PM   #3
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182158
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817810007
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I've found that most KVM switches I've seen don't work with anything other than PS2 ports. Maybe you can find one with a USB port instead.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:02 AM   #5
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dude_56013: those are both VGA Only. I need DVI for the monitor. Will this work with adapters for DVI and PS2?
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What's your budget? I'm sure I can find something but I was already in the $200 boxes on NewEgg when I finally stopped. I'm thinking you don't want to pay that much.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:13 PM   #7
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I would like to stay under $150 but want something solid that will work 100% with all video cards and my DVI monitor, Logitech keyboard/mouse that has PS2/USB connection.

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Old 07-25-2009, 03:00 AM   #8
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So what switches will work for me on my DVI monitor with one DVI video card pc and two that have VGA all have USB.??


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Default Re: New switch box needed

Best KVM switches IMHO are starviews, made by startech.com, have a look at their website, ive been using these for about 8 years now with no issues at all, they do switches to support VGA, DVI, audio, USB etc.
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