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    KVM without monitors

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    Can I use my KVM switch with only the mouse & keyboard plugged in ? ( no monitor )

    Thanks in advance

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    Weird question !

    All the ones ive seen will switch the monitor at the same time you switch over to the other machine....ive not seen one that doesnt.
    Maybe there is one that is configurable, but ive not seen it ! (doesnt mean they dont exist).
    I cant see there being much of a point for one, so i wouldnt imagine they would be marketable to many people !
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    I already have a KVM switch & was just wondering if it would work .....i want to be able to see both monitors of both my pcs's but dont want the hassle of 2 keyboards & 2 mice........I guess i'll just have to try it & find out

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    Oh, if you have 2 seperate monitors, just bypass the KVM switch totaly for them, and just plug the KB and mouse in. Cant see a problem with that.
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    So you haven't physically got a monitor connected to the KVM? In that case I see no reason why it shouldn't work! Not having a monitor connected to it shouldn't prevent it from still switching the mouse and keyboard over...

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    EDIT: Beaten to it...

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    It does work, this is the exact setup as I got in my office.

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    yep just tried it & its working

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    Which KVM Switches are folks using?

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    I have a belkin omniview 2 port kvm with built in cabling at work. Its just used to switch mouse + keyboard, monitors are plugged directly in to the PC's. Think its this model
    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...duct_Id=137412

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    I use a Linksys 4 port jobbie at work... not sure of the model number, but can find out on monday... I use it to operate 4 servers with one Keyboard/mouse/monitor.

    Does the job and looks okay!

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    I use a two port Belkin one here, works fine.
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    Using a Sitecom one I bought about a year back from Maplins.

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