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USB switch for one device connected to two systems

I have never used this, and I have never heard of this brand. However, this came up as one of the first results via a quick search on Google, so here it is: The IOGEAR GUS402, a USB 2.0 switch for ...
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HDMI switches - how are they supposed to work?

Most video switches will attempt to draw power from the inputs, but if you want them to work in all conditions (e.g., no input providing power to one side) you need a separate power connection. Your ...
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USB switch for one device connected to two systems

And, more searching on Google has brought up this The SIIG JU-SW0012-S1, a USB 3.0 switch that allows 2 computers to be connected to 1 USB device. MSRP: $50 Amazon: $31
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Gigabit Switch for Home LAN

For home networking, TP-Link and Netgear are the brands I've found most affordable and relilable; TP-Link tends to be a little cheaper and Netgear a little more reliable, but there's little difference ...
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Device Sharing over USB with remote, programmatic control (not a button)

You actually answered your own question with a perfectly acceptable hardware rec! The USB Switch acts like any KVM switch, press num-lock two times and it will switch over. Found this in a review......
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IT Networking: Tiny managed 2-port network switch?

Mikrotik has various devices, for example mAP with suggested price $45. Wireless You can disable. You can power it via POE.
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Networking hardware that allows configuration of IP for each port

You can do this with a managed switch. My personal experience is only with small/medium business managed switches, but either the ProSafe M5300-28GF3: 24-port Gigabit SFP Managed L3 Switch (GSM7328FS ...
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16-port 19" rackmount PoE Switch with low noise

Since no one else answered I will give the answer, as in the meantime I choose the "Ubiquiti Unifi 16-150W" switch. It has one (maybe even 2) fans, but they only come on at a certain ...
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Decently priced 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches?

Absolute lowest price I could bring one down for is 185.73. You'll notice that regardless of your low port requirement this switch has 24 ports. This just happened to be cheaper than switches with ...
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Low cost 4-8 port 2.5 GBe switch

I think the TRENDnet 5-Port Unmanaged TEG-S350 switch seems to be a good option: Goes for $129.99 Wall Mountable; The 2.5G switches feature metal housing with a convenient wall mountable design for ...
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3-Monitor/3 Comptuter Complex Setup Help

If you search for "KVM Switch" on Amazon, that will get you part of the way to your end goal. The one I use only allows 2 input computers to go to 2 monitors. For some reason they do not ...
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What are the pros and cons of Relays and Transistors

The main difference is that relays switch a different circuit while transistors switch the circuit that the transistor is in.
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USB switch for monitors

The Workstation The cheap route is to use a USB-C Hub. I have used this one across many devices and can vouch for it. The fancy way, you can get a USB-C Dock that is basically the same thing but is ...
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What type of Network Switch+Router to buy for small (less than 15) computers and printers

I have successfully ran a small office network using a MikroTik Hex. It's a decent router, with good software, good management solutions and support for VPNs. We recently switched to a bigger one ...
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I need a POE switch that can supply four 32w cameras + one 12w camera

Found the hikvision ds-3eo318p-e 240w switch which can do eight 30w ports, but it's expensive. Decided just to plug injectors into the current switch. I started with my router going to a cheap 8-...
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Connecting a Laptop and Desktop to 3 monitors

I have the same setup, except with a GTX 970. I use a cheap-o VGA kvm and it works great. This HDMI KVM is what your are looking for. Sea Wit HDMI KVM Switch - 2 Port KVM Switcher Supports 1080P ...
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16 ports rackable gigabit switch(es) for 10 inches wall mounting cabinet: does it even exist?

Some solutions I've found so far. They are all Gigabit 16 ports sold WITHOUT 10" rack mounting kit Intellinet 16-Port Gigabit 561068. L x W x H: 21.5 x 13.3 x 44 millimeters Longshine LCS-GS8116-A....
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WLAN router for 802.1X (RADIUS) testing

One cheap option would be the D-Link DIR-632. It supports all of the above requirements, save perhaps "management of at least 12 devices possible," using dd-wrt firmware, possibly also stock firmware. ...
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Managed ("Smart") switch with port status

Look at Mikrotik routers based on RouterBoard hardware and RouterOS software. The prices are competitive even with dumb switches, reconfiguring the router to act as a switch is perfectly normal (our ...
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10GB Ethernet switch for iSCSI for under $3000?

Wellll, this site is kinda quiet. Found a thread on spiceworks which is much more active. Found a couple of useful paths: Dell X4012 is a 12port, 10GB managed, for $1239. Netgear 12-Port ProSafe 10 ...
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