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    Question KVM Recommendation Needed

    Can anyone recommend a good KVM switch for me?

    I need one that will allow me to use a USB mouse, a PS/2 keyboard, and control 2 PCs.

    I cannot use a USB -> PS/2 converter with the mouse. The driver software that came with the mouse will drop support for some of the buttons if it is run as a PS/2 connection, it must be a direct USB connection, both in and out for the mouse.

    Does that make sense?

    USB In and Out for the Mouse.
    PS/2 In and Out for the Keyboard.
    Monitor as usual.
    Support for 2 controlling 2 PCs

    Any suggestions?

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    You can take a look at the KVM products by the manufacturer Belkin and see if they have what you are looking for.
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    Cheers.

  3. #3
    Originally posted by Shinma
    You can take a look at the KVM products by the manufacturer Belkin and see if they have what you are looking for.
    Shinma - thanks for the response. I looked at Belkin, but none of their products seemed to fit the bill. I sent them an e-mail asking for assistance in selecting one, but never got a response -- that's why I was looking for first-hand recommendations. I can't be the only person who has this need (I hope! )

    Thanks again!

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    I think I know exactly what you're talking about, chewie, because we have some at our work. I don't think you're going to find one for a good price or with USB support, though, at least not to my knowledge. At work we use one of these to jump between two computers, and it is rated as top in the market:

    http://catalog.blackbox.com/BlackBox...mainscreen.asp

    Check it out, but it's $200(!!!), and it only supports PS/2.

    Good luck -- Sean
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    I was going to write that if anyone has one it would be Blackbox.
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  6. #6
    Originally posted by Pseudocyber
    I was going to write that if anyone has one it would be Blackbox.
    Well, you were both right. After speaking to them, it appears as though they do have what I'm looking for. It's $425 though! Ouch! That's a big step up from the basic Linksys I've got now, and a big hoop to jump through to make a darned mouse work right.

    Life is never easy

    Thanks for the help!

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