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I got one of these and my friend has been using this same model for over a year and no complaints. I use it when I want to work on a computer, just plug it in and voila. The other end is in my Linus server. Cable lengths do not bug me, I have a 25' vga cable attached and 10' usb for keyboard, because my server is a bit farther than my main computer. I guess a wireless keyboard could work too, but I do use a wireless mouse. All in all this is a good KVM when $20, maybe even $30. Would not pay more than that. Now where can I get a DVI KVM for this price? or anywhere close?
Basically, when you hook up this KVM with your monitor, keyboard and the computers, it is ready to use. If you want you can download the software for this KVM. The design is nice and trendy. The other good thing for this little switch is it shares audio. The only thing I don't very like is after pressing the switch, it takes about 3 seconds to wait for the mouse and keyboard to response.
Simple well built device for basic KVM function. Color coded attachments and LCD light are handy. I've heard other KVM switches maintain the device connections to both computers so that the computers do not have to re-discover the connected devices each time you switch ... this one does not do that however it does not require any software and has worked for me without problems.
installed it this morning and recovered 1/2 my desk back (home PC and company laptop). It works great, 2-3 seconds for switchover. I should have bought this a lot sooner. You don't need the remote if you download the software and load on each computer.
I can't believe I've lived without this thing for this long! I work on PC's too often and was always tugging one off the bench for the next etc etc etc...Now my main test/work pig rig sits and stays on the bench while any bomb boxes can simply plug into this thing to get fixed!
This KVM does the job for the cost, but is a bit of a pain to set up at first since the unit disconnects from one computer to connect to the other on switch there is a wait for the unit to send proper signal to all the connected equipment. This is a minor nuisance but is acceptable considering the cost.
So after hooking this up (and I've tried this on different computers, switching cables, and more), if I turn on computer 1, then 2, it's fine. However, if I turn on computer 2, then computer 1 (or just computer 2), I don't have anything working. What I have to do is basically:
1- disconnect the main piece (where all the wires come out from) and
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