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Two Machines, two monitors
...and two keyboards. Yuk!
pendanticist




msg:1567343
 5:22 am on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is there such a thing as an AB type switch to where I can use the same kb for both machines? My 533 struggles with Yahoo mail anymore (animated banners really suk), so I've been doing that stuff on the 2.8 machine. My multi-tasking skills are fine, just a hassle switching boards from the shelf to the desk and back. Well, that and I end up mousing into the page and using the wrong kb to peck away.

I'd really like to utilize the same board, if possible.

 

mat




msg:1567344
 8:41 am on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Vey common - do a search for kvm switches.

pendanticist




msg:1567345
 10:48 pm on Feb 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yeowser! Boy, some of them are costly. Me might hafta muddle through for awhile. Thanks.

trillianjedi




msg:1567346
 10:54 pm on Feb 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

A basic KVM costs about 30 in the UK (I use one) complete with cables for two machines. They're not that expensive unless you want to run the monitor over CAT V, or need more than 4 machines switched.

TJ

pendanticist




msg:1567347
 11:07 pm on Feb 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Basic would be what I want. Is there a more specific term? 'KVM switches' seems kinda generic.

Only looking for a basic swith that will allow me to use the same kb on both machines.

Anything specific I should be looking for, terminology wise?

MrSchmidt




msg:1567348
 11:21 pm on Feb 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

This is the one I use at home and work....works great.
ED

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[edited by: engine at 1:01 pm (utc) on Feb. 28, 2005]
[edit reason] No urls, thanks. See TOS [webmasterworld.com] [/edit]

pendanticist




msg:1567349
 11:40 pm on Feb 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yeah, that looks more like it. Thanks. :)

Nutter




msg:1567350
 1:28 pm on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

I bought one for about 20 bucks in Houston at an electronics store, but I figure I can't post the link here. It's one of the old style with the switch in front to pick up to 4 monitors / keyboards / mice. The cables wound up costing more than the switch. Only downside is you have to be switched to a computer as it's restarting so the keyboard is found.

Belkin makes one - I don't know where you are, but if you've got a Best Buy or CompUSA nearby, they sell 'em.

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