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Mouse Keyboard Combo using one USB Powered Port with KVM Switch

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March 8, 2010 2:13:10 AM

Hello,
Is there any way to get a Keyboard/Mouse Combo that utilizes just one powered wireless usb broabcast unit to work with a standard 2 port USB KVM like the one made by IOGear?
March 8, 2010 10:44:07 AM

To clarify my post, have a Logitech Keyboard/Mouse Combo that only uses one powered wireless USB stick to power both the mouse and keyboard, but as you know, USB KVMs all expect a USB connection for the mouse and a USB connection for the keyboard. Has anyone found a KVM that will communicate with both the Keyboard and the mouse when they only talk to one USB wireless broadcasting stick? Also, the broadcasting stick is powered, does anyone know if any KVMs that might work with one USB broadcasting stick will also give it power? If not, does anyone have any ideas for a solution to my dilemma? I really don't want to have to give up my Keyboard/Mouse combo, which cost me quite a chunk of change, in order to use a KVM. I just need a two port KVM (to run two computers from the one keyboard and mouse). Anyone have any knowledge or experience with this or any ideas? I'd be most indebted if someone has an idea or solution that works.

Thanks!

Sincerely,
marsxmarsx
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March 8, 2010 10:49:23 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Wireless Networking to section CPU & Components by Grumpy9117
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March 24, 2010 12:20:44 PM

marsxmarsx said:
To clarify my post, have a Logitech Keyboard/Mouse Combo that only uses one powered wireless USB stick to power both the mouse and keyboard, but as you know, USB KVMs all expect a USB connection for the mouse and a USB connection for the keyboard. Has anyone found a KVM that will communicate with both the Keyboard and the mouse when they only talk to one USB wireless broadcasting stick? Also, the broadcasting stick is powered, does anyone know if any KVMs that might work with one USB broadcasting stick will also give it power? If not, does anyone have any ideas for a solution to my dilemma? I really don't want to have to give up my Keyboard/Mouse combo, which cost me quite a chunk of change, in order to use a KVM. I just need a two port KVM (to run two computers from the one keyboard and mouse). Anyone have any knowledge or experience with this or any ideas? I'd be most indebted if someone has an idea or solution that works.

Thanks!

Sincerely,
marsxmarsx


I have a Starview 4 port KVM #SV431USBA and using a Micorosoft Bluetooth keyboard & mouse with one USB bluetooth stick plugged into one of the USB ports and is working. When moving between CPU's there is a delay before the keyboard & mouse is reconginized. It is a incovenience but not unbearabale. Had to use the generic Windows XP bluetooth drivers instead of the one originally selected by Windows due to the conflict of the network drivers installed for the bluetooth stick.
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John
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