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    Problem with Belkin 2 port KVM switch F1DL1

    I have two computers A (the main one) and B.

    No matter how I connect the leads ie PC1 lead to A and PC2 lead to B, or change the leads around ie. PC1 to B and PC2 to A the switch will ALWAYS default to computer B, no matter how the leads are connected. I can then switch between computers, but I would ideally like to only switch my main computer and switch B on when necessary.

    I have also found that I cannot use my Logitech wireless keyboard with this switch. This uses a USB >PS/2 connector.

    Any help or advice would be appreciated as this problem occurs on two other machines using the identical switch

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    KVM switches are not designed to store which computer they're connected to. Most KVM switches runs 7x24 so they won't forget the currently connected computer.

    For the USB->PS2 you might lose a few media keys but it should work. Does it work when you connect it directly to the computer? (using PS2)

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    I assumed that the switch would default to position 1 but it always moves to the SAME computer on switch on.

    Logitech Scroll lock DOES NOT work on the switch. I have to use a different keyboard.

    The Logitech adaptor is the USB>PS/2 PURPLE (keyboard) adaptor

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