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    KM switch

    Is there such a thing? Notice I didn't say KVM switch. I don't need the V(video). I've searched everywhere and can't find a switch for just keyboard+mouse. I am assuming that having just KM would result in a faster switch but maybe that's not true. And if you're wondering why I would want such a thing... I have a laptop I do my work on and a PC that I use for a server/music player and to monitor CySpy. So, I want the PC monitor and laptop monitors (2 of them) on at the same time. Also note, I can't use a software solution (like Synergy) because I connect to a VPN for work and our client software disables LAN access. Any insight from you nerds out there?



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    Re: KM switch

    Just don't hook up the video ports and use the keyboard and mouse ports. Given the current pricing on lower end KVM switches, I can't imagine you'd save anything getting one without the extra circuitry.



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    Re: KM switch

    Wouldnt it technically work the same way. Just dont hook up video. Although, Im not sure how the laptop would handle it.



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    Re: KM switch

    That is a odd request, I take care of this now with virtualization and dual monitors.


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    Re: KM switch

    I was hoping that just having K+M would make it faster. The KVM switches I've used in the past took 4-5 seconds or more to switch and I assume most of that time is the video switching. I can't imagine switch k+m would take that long.



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    Re: KM switch

    Instructions to build your own...

    KM-switch


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    Re: KM switch

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    That is a odd request, I take care of this now with virtualization and dual monitors.
    Explain please. I have dual monitors for my laptop and that is where I do my work. I want my music playing from my PC (I have a high-end sound card + speakers for that) and I want to monitor forums and personal stuff on it too. So, I need that monitor working at the same time as my laptop. I just want share k+m with my laptop (docking station of course) to free up space on my desk.


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    Re: KM switch

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    Instructions to build your own...

    KM-switch
    Yeah, I saw that too. Unfortunately I'm not that handy.



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    Re: KM switch

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    Instructions to build your own...

    KM-switch

    Ha ha....nerd! I wish I knew how to do that stuff. I would probably muck it up.



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    Re: KM switch

    While I didn't search eHDMI.com for your request, they have lots of goodies at a VERY fair price.

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    Re: KM switch

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    As I said in my original post, I can't use software solutions like Synergy because I connect to my work network with a VPN client that disables local LAN access.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    As I said in my original post, I can't use software solutions like Synergy because I connect to my work network with a VPN client that disables local LAN access.

    Well Im ******** and forgot you said that. ha ha



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    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Well Im ******** and forgot you said that. ha ha
    PROOF!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post

    See, I cant help it. Its nature. Maybe he should have asked a chimp instead of us.



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