Posted on 2005-04-08
I am writing to see if anyone has had any experience with a KVM Switch. It stands for Keyboard, video, mouse, and it seems to be a general term for hardware switches which allow, among other things, one keyboard to control multiple computers.
I am particularly interested in connecting one PS/2 keyboard to both a DOS legacy system and a Windows PC. While I know this is possible with a KVM switch, because it's in the promotional materials for virtually all that I've seen, I don't know if they will support concurrent control of two computers via that single keyboard.
Does anyone know whether a KVM switch would typically support my single PS/2 controlling both computers at the same time, with the same keystrokes?
I'd be really to hear back from you if you've had any experience with these switches. I've actually been working diligently trying to get this configuration to work for some time, and just tonight learned about KVM switches. I hope that it's what I need and would love to hear from you.