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KVM to connect 2 PC to 1 screen + Keyboard + mouse + sound..

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April 2, 2007 8:26:29 PM

HI guys,
I'm getting confuse what to . Havve bought 1 which wasnt good enough & returned it back..The point is to ONNECT 2 PC's TO 1 SCREEN with keyboard and mouse + sound.
Some 1 suggest Belkin SOHO 2-PORT KVM SWITCH then I read a comment, which wasnt good.
Let me know your suggestion..
Tnx
April 3, 2007 1:50:05 AM

I've have my two computers connected very nicely with the following products

LINKSKEY LKU-A02 USB KVM-in-the-Cable Switch $17.99
http://www.axiontech.com/prdt.php?item=75809

USB 2.0 Datalink-Networking Turbo Link Cable $16.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

You plug the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speaker into the Linkskey. Plug the Linkskey into a USB and monitor plug in each computer. Then switch the monitor etc between computers by either pressing a button on the box or pressing a keyboard hotkey. Works perfectly. Only thing - if you ever roam outside Windows, only the monitor switches.

The Datalink plugs into a USB in each computer. Install the software in each. Then, both softwares show an explorer for both computers at once. Drag and drop to transfer files very quickly. I haven't been able to get this to work unless I open both softwares and then plug the second USB in after that. Then it works fine.
April 10, 2007 9:23:45 PM

Tnx for your ideá sharing here with me... IU couldn't find this product hyere in DK.. I study Belkin SOHO 2-Port DVI KVM Switch for about over 100€..
Don't know what is your opinion about it??
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April 12, 2007 1:49:30 AM

The Belkin looks like a similar product to the LKU-A02. You do need a USB keyboard, USB mouse, DVI monitor, and two extra cables. The problem is it apparently costs $245US at Belkin against $18US for the LKU-A02 at Axiontech. If so, I think the Belkin is way too expensive. See http://www.axiontech.com/international.php for international orders of the LKU-A02.
April 12, 2007 2:31:10 AM

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HI guys,
I'm getting confuse what to . Havve bought 1 which wasnt good enough & returned it back..The point is to ONNECT 2 PC's TO 1 SCREEN with keyboard and mouse + sound. Some 1 suggest Belkin SOHO 2-PORT KVM SWITCH then I read a comment, which wasnt good.

You never mentioned whether you were using VGA or DVI. There's plenty of stuff that works OK with VGA but DVI is a bit tougher.

Re DVI, I've heard lots of bad things about the Belkin.

I tried a Black Box DVI unit and surprisingly had a poor experience that Black Box insists they've never encountered. We swapped everything - cables, unit, power supply - I even did a little video card switcheroo - nothing helped. Very peculiar.

I should have checked with my peers at the office before I bought the Black Box. They recommended an Avocent DVI unit which after setup performs flawlessly, except that it pretty much demands a USB keyboard. I tried my old IBM clickety-clacker with a low-cost PS2 to USB converter and while the keyboard generally worked OK, the hot-key switch routine for the KVM would not function.

-Brad
April 12, 2007 6:26:02 AM

Hell again,
This about AVG. Here is link for the one I interested but over 120$ almost. Dono what is your opinion about it...
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