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Anyone use a KVM switch?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by NewRoxFan, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. NewRoxFan

    NewRoxFan Contributing Member

    Feb 22, 2002
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    Seems there are some more computer savvy types here. I am trying to share a single USB wireless keyboard/mouse and display (a 24" 1080p TV) between a work laptop, a personal laptop, and an Android PC (Remix Mini). I've seen "name" 4-port KVM switches from Iogear and Trendnet, and cheaper no-name one on ebay. Unfortunately, the Android PC isn't rooted, so I can't use the KVM switch SW apps like Synergy (dang, since it looks neater and adds cool capabilities).

    Has anyone successfully done something like this? Any advice or suggestions?
  2. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

    Oct 27, 1999
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    Yes, tried this in the past with several different KVM.

    I've found the kb/mouse switching is unreliable unless you buy an expensive one. But maybe that has changed. I'd buy from a place that allows returns with no-questions asked. And just keep trying until you find one that can switch successfully throughout the day.

    Personally, I gave up long time ago. But maybe better now.

    I now just have different kb and mouse when I bring my laptop home to use on my desktop monitors, and switch the monitors manually.
  3. A_3PO

    A_3PO Member

    Apr 29, 2006
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    I forget these existed. Used one many moons ago.
  4. HillBoy

    HillBoy Contributing Member

    Apr 14, 2003
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