I,m interested in buying a KVM switch. I was wondering if anyone could give me a suggestion. The keyboard is Dell enhanced USB and the mouse is a wireless microsoft Intellimouse Explorer and the monitor is a Dell LCD. The first computer is a Dell Dimension 8200 with Win xp home, the second is an older Dell Dimension xps d300 with Win 98se.
Can i just put adapter cables on the mouse and keyboard and use a ps/2 KVM switch?
yea, you should be able to use adaptors, i got 3 somtimes 4 computers at work on a switch, dont get the belkin switches. maybe they have gotten better, but the ones i have worked with have problems. id say about 20% of the time i switch to another computer, the mouse doesnt work till i unplug it and plug it back in. its very annoying. you would also do better with the kind that has buttons for each terminal, not just 1 2 3 4 in order.
my computer is so fast, it completes an endless loop in less than 4 seconds!
I think Belkin make good KVM switch. I and my cousin each have a 4 port Belkin SOHO series KVM. We did not have any problem with it. Tom's hardware also did a review a while back and the review stated that Belkin KVM is better than the other KVM they reviewed.
I've got an Belkin OmniView-Pro 4 and I have never had any problems with it in the past. The only problem I'm experiencing with using it now, is not actually with the KVM, but with my mouse. I have a Logitech MX500 and once you change channels on the KVM once, you lose all the extra button functionality, even though the drivers are installed on both PC's. This is a known problem and Logitech states on their site that they do not support the use of this mouse through a KVM.
I previously used a Logitech Optical 2 Button Scroll mouse with no problems switching between PC's.