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    usb splitter?

    hello. I have 2 pcs both with usb (well duh!).

    I also have a cordless optical desktop, which operates through usb. What I want to do is usae this single desktop on both pcs, I.e. use a splitter that will let me connect it to both pcs and then switch whenever I want. This will go well with my switchable dvi/dsub lcd

    any ideas?

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    Yeah, there is lots of these devices around... pricey for what they are, but available....

    Just not sure on where to buy.... I hear belkin are good for them though

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    Well.....you could get a KVM switch so you can share the keyboard and monitor aswell m8!!! You would need a USB to PS/2 adapter though.
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    Malteez@ my desktop (keyboard AND mouse) work through a single usb connector. all i need is a usb splitter.

    the lcd has dvi and dsub input, so i can switch between pc (dvi and pc2 (dsub) at the touch of a button

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    USB KVM switch. expect high prices.

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    might also work. no promises.

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    really he just wants something that will split USB, i could do with one as well, basically, i've got 2 pc's with 2 separate monitors, but i could do with a usb switch that could switch the use of my keyboard and mouse between them.

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    concentrate on the pic above, fondie. the 4 USB-B holes link to PCs, a single USB cable (from, say, a hub containing mouse & keyboard) links to the USB-A port. the button on the front selects which PC to switch to. exactly what you want, no?

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    yep thanks, while i was writing mine you hadn't posted that yet, sounds like it should do the trick though

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    I use what directhex posted. It can be found at ebuyer for £18.

    It only allows you to share only one device but using the power of USB, and the use of a USB hub, you can share more devices through the one switch!

    So using these two devices and my Samsung 181T monitor I can use 2 PCs at once without an expensive KVM switch.

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    excellent

    thanks for the input guys, esp directhex
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    I got one of those Belkin switches without a case (just the PCB). And no cables.

    Well, it's not doing anything

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