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    What do I need to use 2 pc's on 1 monitor

    Is it a KVM switch box?

    I seem to mend other peoples PC's and break my own a lot

    so :

    1 keyboard....1 mouse...1 monitor....

    2 boxes...

    We have a Belkin one here at work and it works a treat....is that the best brand?

    Cheers for the help guys.



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    a KVM switch is indeed what you require.

    You may want to just use it for monitor switching however as they dont seems to like pressing lots and lots of keys at once As you might in gaming )

    you ca get a cheap 2 port KVM from ebuyer for pennies ( well about 3000 pennies )
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    but is it RELIABLE....?

    I'm past saving money and then getting crap reliability.

    I will get a good one if I get one

    Is Belkin anygood.....? If you have experience of Ebuyer ones, and you rate them...ACE.

    Its not for playing tho...its for surfing for hep on one, downloading etc...and fixing the other

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    belkin ones are fine - I have a 4port KVM at home.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=46838

    should suit you down to the ground
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    nice

    cheers big guy

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    You wanna buy mine Zak? Same as the one above.

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    Make sure you get a good one if you're running high-bandwidth resolutions. I had a couple of throw-switch kvms that had to go back with severe ghosting at resolutions above 1024x768x24bpp. Does your monitor not support dual-inputs? Was the way I had to go in the end to get a decent picture at UXGA.

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    Originally posted by Caged
    You wanna buy mine Zak? Same as the one above.
    yeah.....PM me what you want for it

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    How do these things work? Do they show two desktops at the same time on the monitor ,one from each computer?
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    Nah, they switch between. On mine you press scroll lock twice and then the arrow up key.

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    I've been using a Belkin 2 port soho KVM for just over a year, very pleased with it. Has USB & PS2 and audio switching.

    No ghosting, even at high res. To switch, I can either hit the front switches or tap twice on scroll lock, once on up arrow, on the keyboard.

    I also use the two input option on my Iiyama monitor when repairing stuff.

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    Decided that as I work on 2 PCs at once often it's easier to hang onto the KVM, also means my cables can reach my PC .

    Sorry about that Zak m8y.

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    ive had the ebuyer 1 for more than a year now, its on all day everyday, and still going strong
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    Dabs.com do a dabsvalue kvm switch too... it comes to £24.12 when you add delivery. Very good bit of kit, has been on since the middle of August. Plug your bits in, use the cables to connect to your two pcs, and press Scroll lock, scroll lock, escape to switch between systems.


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    I've been using a Belkin 2-port KVM for 18 months, to connect my two computers to one monitor, one keyboard, one mouse. Totally reliable. Just one button on the switch box to swap from one computer to the other. I can highly recommend this bit of kit.
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