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Connecting two computers to the same monitor?

Benjimoron Avatar
8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Is there an easy way to do this? I assume I'm going to have to get a KVM and connect it up with that, wasn't sure if there was a cable to do it more easily/cheaply?

Also any good KVMs out there? Have looked at some but they have some really bad reviews about keep switching without pressing the button to switch! I use a wireless keyboard and mouse that go through the same receiver into 1 usb slot.

Thanks!
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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banned#1
kramer switcher but it will be dear
banned#2
or you can get a crash box for peanuts but the switching looks jumpy
#3
danby jason
or you can get a crash box for peanuts but the switching looks ****


What's this? And what do you mean the switching looks ****?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Switch2-KVM-PC-Audio/dp/B000HA45Y0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1210528803&sr=8-5

I assume this is what I want, just wondering if there was a cable that would do it much cheaper?
banned#4
Benjimoron
What's this? And what do you mean the switching looks ****?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Switch2-KVM-PC-Audio/dp/B000HA45Y0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1210528803&sr=8-5

I assume this is what I want, just wondering if there was a cable that would do it much cheaper?


you wont get a cable to do it
banned#5
all that it is is like a 4 way mains extention 1 in 2 out
banned#6
[url]www.kramer.com[/url]
this is what i use at work
#7
Danby, you know you can just use a comma or a full stop dot rather than make a new post for ever sentence fragment, don't you?
banned#8
dxx
Danby, you know you can just use a comma or a full stop dot rather than make a new post for ever sentence fragment, don't you?


no i dont but now i do how
#9
are u using usb and audio, there are a range of kvm's starting very cheap see here

do you really need the usb or audio?
#10
maddogb
are u using usb and audio, there are a range of kvm's starting very cheap see here

do you really need the usb or audio?


Need the usb and the keyboard and mouse work through it, don't think I can use a ps/2 convertor as both mouse and keyboard go through one usb.


Although thinking about it I could just use it as a switch for the monitor and use 2 sets of keyboards/mice. I have a spare set which I could use and hide them away when not in use.

Any idea what the cheapest reliable kvm is? Will use seperate keyboard/mouse, just need a switch for the monitor.
#11
Benjimoron
Need the usb and the keyboard and mouse work through it, don't think I can use a ps/2 convertor as both mouse and keyboard go through one usb.


Although thinking about it I could just use it as a switch for the monitor and use 2 sets of keyboards/mice. I have a spare set which I could use and hide them away when not in use.

Any idea what the cheapest reliable kvm is? Will use seperate keyboard/mouse, just need a switch for the monitor.


There is plenty of KVMs that have USB too. First one i found http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143569

I have a really cheap KVM from eBuyer, works a treat
banned#12
what's kvm?
#13
csiman
what's kvm?


A KVM switch (with KVM being an abbreviation for Keyboard, Video or Visual Display Unit, Mouse) is a hardware device that allows a user to control multiple computers from a single keyboard, video monitor and mouse.
#14
JayBird
There is plenty of KVMs that have USB too. First one i found http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143569

I have a really cheap KVM from eBuyer, works a treat


Was hoping for something nearer a tenner! It's only for use about once a month!

Are there any super cheap ones as it doesn't need usb or anything as I'll use a seperate keyboard/mouse as I have one spare.
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Port-Way-VGA-Monitor-Switch/dp/B000J249JC/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&m=A32EB9BFB2FDBY&s=generic&qid=1210594229&sr=1-7

I used one of these for quite some time with no problems - 2 computers displayed on same monitor courtesy of the flick of a switch. Monitor switched only (no mouse, keyboard etc) and remember to order any extra cables you may need.
#16
Murielson
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Port-Way-VGA-Monitor-Switch/dp/B000J249JC/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&m=A32EB9BFB2FDBY&s=generic&qid=1210594229&sr=1-7

I used one of these for quite some time with no problems - 2 computers displayed on same monitor courtesy of the flick of a switch. Monitor switched only (no mouse, keyboard etc) and remember to order any extra cables you may need.


Looks good, thanks!¬
#17
Benjimoron
Looks good, thanks!¬


watch those mechanical switches, i had a friend blow his monitor up using one of those was running one monitor at high refresh and switched over forgetting that, whine bang,,, stick with electronic ones, and try using the usb/ps2 adapters

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