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    Noob needs help setting up 2 computers to run from 1 monitor/mouse/keyboard

    Hi Ps forgive this Qs if it seems stupid as i am new to networking

    My parents PC has crashed and i hope to fix it but i do not have their monitor so can someone tell me please how to plug there pc into mine. I am hoping to access it with my monitor and my mouse/keyboard.

    Ps i have a 6800 with 2 vga ports and i am on a wired router (dg834) the only cables i have is there Mains power cable and a spare ethernet from my Router Dont laugh but is this possible
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    well either you need a kvm switch or simply unplug the monitor, kb & mouse from your PC & plug them into theirs ...

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    Yes it is, you want a KVM, scan do one for £11 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...roductID=10828

    Haven tried that one myself, but cheap ones are all similar. Basically lets you switch which computer you cntrol from your mouse / keyboard and monitor. You can also use vnc software, but it tends to be slower and the pc might need to be fiddled with to get it to boot without a keyboard or monitor attached. I do use realvnc for fiddling with my server but a kvm is easier for quick jobs.

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    Or if you have Windows XP just use remote desktop. Bout 2x faster than VNC and easy to setup. Just right click my computer and in one of the tabs enable "Remove Access". Check on google if you need more info.
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    Cheers for the help! Its not so much the mouse keyboard i doo have a spare set! All i want to do is get it going again. Is there a way where i can plug it in to my PC and run it like a hard External drive? I was hoping i could use a ethernet or firewire! Or is that asking too much!
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    synergy is also quite nice - it's a keyboard/mouse sharing thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabgeek
    Is there a way where i can plug it in to my PC and run it like a hard External drive?
    Yes but that'll be pointless as you wont be able to run any tools on it.

    Easy solution:

    Unplug the mouse, kb, and monitor from your PC -> attatch to theirs.

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    Unplug the mouse, kb, and monitor from your PC -> attatch to theirs.
    Cheers thats what i'll do!
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    I use a combination of KVM and Synergy 2

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