I've been searching for a way to use my keyboard on 2 different computers that are next to eachother at the same time. One is a laptop and the other is a desktop.
I used input director which does exactly what I wanted it to but not good enough. Sometimes it did not recognize keystrokes.
So I decided to take a hardware electronic kinda approach. There are plenty of splitters that connect multiple keyboard to one computer or a ps/2 mouse and a ps/2 keyboard into on ps/2 slot, I want to reverse this and create a splitter that connects from the ps/2 keyboard into the other two computer's ps/2 slots.
I read up on this idea and somewhere it said it would not work with USB since it is serial or something like that but it should work with ps/2.
Will this indeed work or will this just conclude into failure?
Well the one I linked is not a switch. A switch is used so multiple keyboards can connect to one PC. I am looking for the exact opposite. I want one keyboard connected to 2 different computers and be used at the same exact time without switching. A few names for this is called a broadcaster or multicaster but they are mainly used to multibox World of Warcraft accounts which I am not doing. I'm trying to play a different game with the same concept but it requires zero latency lag. It's a rhythm game kinda like Guitar Hero.
The only ones that can work seem to be highly expensive, 150+ dollars... I can use a soldering iron and attempt to make a splitter but I don't know if it is worth the trouble.
Is there something I am missing about the KVM switches? Can they all multicast/broadcast the same?