Questions tagged [kvm]

For questions about selecting KVM switches (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) used to share a single set of inputs and display devices between multiple outputs.

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KVM Switch to handle USB-C, Video & Power

I'm trying to set up the following: two computers (MBP15 w/ USB-C and a desktop) that feed into one monitor and share USB peripherals (mouse, keyboard, hub, etc). I've found a few switches that seem ...
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USB Switch for sensitive peripherals?

So I'm looking to share my camera/microphone between a PC and a Mac. In particular, I'm using Logitech C922 and an XLR microphone connected to Focusrite Scarlet Solo 3rd gen, using a Cloudlifter CL-1, ...
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KVM or Dock Switching Device

Here's my scenario: I have a home gaming PC connected to two 27" monitors. It also has a Razer Widowmaker keyboard and a Razer mouse. I also have a work laptop. This laptop has one HDMI input and ...
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Hub for bluetooth mouse and keyboard

I have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard which I use for my personal and work laptops, sometimes they will both be on at the same time and I'll need to switch between them. This is a bit of a pain, is ...
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kvm switch with semi\full ddm

I am looking for a kvm switch that will support my Logitech unifying receiver. From my understanding, the only ones capable of that are kvm switches using semi or full DDM. The issue is that most of ...
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A passive USB KM switch for 2 or 4 devices with hotkey support and no disconnect

Just for context, I am currently using an Aten US424-AT switch. The scenario is to switch between a main machine (always powered on) and at least one other. On occasion there'd be more than one other, ...
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KVM Switch for DisplayPort Daisy Chain of 3 Monitors

I have a desktop PC hooked up to three Dell U2414H monitors via a display port daisy chain configuration. I also have a Macbook pro (has four USB-C ports on it) for work and I would like it to share ...
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4K KVM desktop switch with DisplayPort

I wanted to upgrade my old Aten CS1794 KVM switch to something that supports 4K and DisplayPort for a long time, but couldn't find something that fits my needs the way the CS1794 did when I bought it ...
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USB Type-C Switch for Monitor Sharing between PCs

I want to share a pair of Dell S2719DC 27" QHD (2560 x 1550 @ 59 Hz) resolution USB-C monitors between two 2018 MacBook Pros. The MacBooks dual-boot to run either MacOS 10.15 Catalina and Windows 10 (...
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Seeking hardware recommendations for switching between Mac laptop and Windows workstation using multi-monitor setup

(x-post from stackexchange/superuser) Here is my current setup at home: For now, I am able to connect remotely to my work computer at the office, both via my Mac work laptop and my Windows desktop. ...
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Single computer IP KVM - that does **not** use Java

I am looking for a single computer IP KVM that doesn't require Java on the client to connect. I have a computer that needs to be in a location that isn't easy to get to, but occasionally I need to ...
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Monitor with USB Hub for two computers [duplicate]

I started working from home, and would like to have a convenient way to connect my work laptop to my desktop setup. That is a mouse, keyboard and one monitor. Preferably I would just need to plugin a ...
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Server remote management solution with hardware reset and VGA output

I want to be able to manage my home server remotely and be able to turn it on/off at the hardware level (in case it hangs), preferably with the ability to see VGA output. I was looking at something ...
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How to switch peripherals from desktop and notebook?

I’m about to have a laptop computer and I’m trying to decide the best way to switch my peripherals from it to my desktop computer and back. The plan is to have the desktop as a gaming station with ...
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What's equipment can I use to move a dual 4k workstation into a machine room?

I've got a film editing workstation that I currently run in my studio. It's a noisy box, and generates lots of heat, so I'm looking to move the hardware into a machine room around 50-100 ft of cable ...
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KVM and docking station solution for Desktop and Laptop

I have a desktop PC and a Thinkpad laptop which I would like to be able to connect to the same monitors, keyboard and mouse. The monitors will both be Philips 328P6VJEB (4K). I already have a docking ...
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Is there a two-computer, multiple-port USB or KVM switch with *individual buttons* for each USB device?

I operate a two-computer setup with multiple displays and a plethora of USB devices. I have a pretty excellent KVM switch, that I'm generally very happy with; but I often need to switch the keyboard/...
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USB dock or KVM switch?

I just got a new PC at work (HP Z2 with Win10 x64), but for legacy product support I need to maintain a legacy machine (Dell Optiplex 9010) with Windows 7 x64 and x86 as well. IT was having issues ...
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Auto switch to the active input port on HP Envy 4k monitor

I've a HP Envy 27" 4K monitor which I use with both my home and work laptops. The problem is my work laptop connects via hdmi cable and the personal laptop (Mac Book Pro 2017) connects via USB-C. So I'...
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KVM Switch for a Gaming PC and a new Macbook?

I have a Gaming PC and a newer Macbook. I want to connect these two to a monitor (displayport, 2k 144hz), keyboard/mouse (2 USB 2.0), and headset (speaker/mic). So, I am looking for a KVM (or ...
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How to share common key board & mouse across laptops?

I have two work laptops. One came with a docking station & external monitor. I’m using two different keyboard & mouse. I want to use same keyboard & mouse & switch across one laptop ...
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4-port HDMI 4K@60Hz KVM?

I would like to find KVM with: HDMI! 4K@60Hz (<=> HDMI 2.0?) that works between computers and TV Nice-to-have-but-not-required: Not too expensive A remote controller Looking good I have done ...
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USB Type C Y-cable or KVM Switch to connect two sources to a HUB

I have got a display with an integrated USB type C hub. The keyboard and mouse are plugged into the monitor and the display is interconnected via USB type C to provide video signal, power and the USB ...
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Connecting a Laptop and Desktop to 3 monitors

I have a laptop that has an HDMI input (just 1). I also have a desktop which has 3 DP and 1 HDMI. Currently, I'm using converters from DP to HDMI as my monitors have problems with DP for some reason. ...
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Server KVM via ethernet

I'm looking for a new KVM box for my server room. I have 3 server connected through a KVM box with PS2 + VGA wires. I want to move monitor, keyboard and mouse 7mt far from server rack then I would ...
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What KVM matrix switch to buy for 2 computers and 2 monitors?

I am trying to find a KVM matrix switch to switch two computers with two monitors each between two sets of monitors and keyboards. This should be controllable by software. It should also be possible ...
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2 computers, 2 monitors to extend displays, and a wireless keyboard and mouse

I need a way to switch between my gaming computer and my work laptop but still be able to use both my monitors and wireless keyboard/mouse. Does anyone have any suggestions on a KVM switcher for this?
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KVM that supports dual (or even triple) monitors, 3 USB inputs for two machines

I am looking for a KVM switch that can support multiple HDMI monitors with at least 1900 x 1200 resolution. This KVM will be connected to a docking station on a laptop running Ubuntu and desktop ...
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Why are DisplayPort KVMs so awful?

The DVI KVMs I've been using for years have the property that they make the computer(s) that one is switched away from think that the monitor is still connected. This is, in general, quite useful; in ...
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Non-gaming video card and KVM [closed]

I'm looking for a non-gaming video card with two HDMI or displayport outputs and a KVM that has inputs to connect 2 computers via USB.
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Cheap 4 port KVM switch with emulated (or better) keyboard + mouse

I'm running 3 servers and not sure who makes good quality KVM switches. A recommendation for a cheap 4 port KVM switch to improve my keyboard handling, would really help. I have an old home-use KVM ...
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Device Sharing over USB with remote, programmatic control (not a button)

A friend and I are working on remote machines (i.e. a thousand miles away). They need to share a USB device, and there are many wonderful solutions for this such as https://www.amazon.com/Kensington-...
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KVM solution for 2 computers to switch 6 monitors (2x3) with DisplayPort connections

I am trying to find a solution to be able to KVM two computers, both with two DisplayPort outputs (two video cards on one PC and a docking station with two ports) to a monitor array connected with two ...
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Special needs for KVM switch

We have two computers to be connected to a KVM switch and from there to a touch screen. We want users to be able to switch between computers only by using touch screen. So. Is there a KVM switch, ...
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How to control 4 workstations in another room? [duplicate]

My previous post was deleted due to 'off-topic' but I believe I'm within topic "the site is here to provide pre-purchase hardware recommendations and to recommend hardware for a specific task". I need ...
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Which automatic HDMI-switch with RCA audio-out will fit my needs?

I would like advise on what specific HDMI switch I should buy. Here I assume a special HDMI switch will solve my problem, but I could be wrong. My requirements: I'd like a switch with a minimum of ...
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KVM switch for Cinema 4k?

I just got a new LG 31MU97-B that I'd like to hook up to my PC and Mac, but I can't find a [mini-/]displayport KVM switch that supports full Cinema 4k (4096x2160) at 60Hz, only UHD (3840x2160). I'm ...
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Reverse KVM Switch

I'm reconfiguring my home work environment and one of my ideas is having both a sitting and a standing desk (seperate). As part of this though, I'd like to continue to utilize the same computer ...
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HDMI KVM for Keyboards with Integrated Smart Card Reader

This is my first question in this website. I have a Lenovo PC with integrated smart card reader keyboard (single USB cable), and a MacBook Pro. I would like to switch between the two via an HDMI KVM ...
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Video extension “After the monitor” solution?

I have a customer who is looking to extend the output of a weather station into a second aircraft hangar at an airport. The vendor has approved doing this, but says that any solution we implement ...
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Advanced KVM operation?

I have a rather advanced use-case that I need a KVM-type device for, and I was wondering whether such a thing even existed. I want a 3-PC setup; 2 desktops (PC1 and PC2) and 1 laptop dock (DOCK1). I ...
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KVM with four ports to support 4k Resolution

My limiting factor from a video perspective at home is now my KVM. It is DVI based and supports up to 1920x1200 resolution. If I want to move to 4k I am going to need a replacement. Can anyone give ...
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KVM with dual output for extended desktop

I'm having trouble finding a solution for setting up a switch for three laptops to two monitors. I'd need a KVM that matches the following criteria: 3 inputs for the laptops 2 outputs to two monitors ...