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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by MrsKitty, Feb 5, 2005.
I am getting ready to buy a KVM switch. Any brands to avoid? Any you recommend?
at work we use D-Link and a Belkin.
both are really nice, not sure of the model numbers though.
I've used Belkin OmniCube for close to 5 years now, no problems.
I've had 2 and 4 port OmniView KVM switched go bad on me after about a year. Right now I have a Master View Plus CS-114A (4 port), its been working flawlessly for about 2 years now. Its PS2 only, but it meets my needs.
A foot switch would go over real good in a house with three cats that will hang out under the desk next to your feet....poof-display vanishes ;f
I knew that both D-Link and Belkin were good for wired and wireless networks, wasn't sure about KVMs. Belkin is what we have at the college, but I didn't place too much faith in that as the place is full of (slightly old) Gateway crap I will look further into both of these
Go to ebay and search for Cybex KVM's.
Don't get the KVM's that require have a seperate cable for each device.
e.g You don't want cables with Mouse,Keyboard and Monitor on both ends.
You want 25pins cable that connects to the KVM switch and obviously the other end of the cable will have the standard Mouse,Keyboard and Monitor connectors.
Here is a perfect example of what you do want.
Shop arround for the cables. they run anywhere from $8.00 to $150.00 a cable.
Make sure you attach them to a UPS because they WILL blow out if you get a surge.
Here is the example of what you don't want.
I just got a 4 port manual KVM off of ebay for like $20. Came with the 4 cables. Works nicely.
Using a Linksys (Link)