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Hi,

I'm looking for a KVM over IP solution for my home server. Just a single port. This would be the same as using ILO or DRAC on an enterprise server. Most of the options I've seen are pretty expensive.

(I'm looking for a solution to be able to have remote access at the bios / boot level. So I already know options such as Remote Desktop, SSH, VNC, etc)

I found one from D-Link for about $150.00, but the one review I could find said it was junk.
http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=2&pid=528

Anyone have any KVM over IP solutions they recommend for around the same price? Under 200?

Thanks!
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by:Quori
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Anything BlackBox is pretty good.
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I do not have hands on experience with the D-Link KVM 410 on their site its listed at $520 if you can get it at $150... its quite a price drop.

Good performance KVM over Ip for a single computer cost around $600 and up...
Here are few Models that i had good experience and worked with in the past: Raritan DKX-101, Avocent DSR1021 or Minicom's IP Control or IP Access... they will give you the BIOS level access you need, they are reliable and have good video & mouse tracking performance.

Search the Web Prices are going down these days... On February i saw a promotion from KVMGalore site for Minicom IP Access selling at $399.. They also sale Minicom's older model of KVM over IP for a single computer called Smart IP Link at $299 (here is a link http://www.kvmgalore.com/shopping/category.php?category_id=143&group_id=84&category_name=Minicom+IP+Gateways)

The Smart IP Link mouse tracking performance is a bit slower then in the newer models like the IP Access or IP Control, but over all it a quite good product.  You can find more information on the Minicom products I mentioned above at the following links:
http://www.minicom.com/kvm_ipcontrol.htm  and http://www.minicom.com/kvm_smartipaccess.htm    
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unfortunately the other options are too expensive. The D-Link is indeed around 150.
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