KVM Switch for Wireless keyboard and mouse

Posted on 2011-10-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Good evening,

I have two computers at my desk. Each has its own monitor, wireless mouse and keyboard.  I want to purchase a "reliable" kvm switch (usb) so I can use one wireless mouse and keyboard for both computers.  I have read several responses to previous questions on this topic in this venue but most were at least a year old and offered varying responses. But none provided solid solutions as to product model and vendor.   OS is XP. All responses are encouraged and welcome.

Question by:msis2002
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    I view the Belkin OmniView series as one of the more professional products I have used.  They come in all kinds of configurations now, so you are sure to find one in a configuration to suit your specific need.

    Just punch belkin omniview into your search bar, and get over to Belkin to look at them.

    Many of the other vendors IOGear is another hard player in this game, afaikt.  I have used some of there stuff and it seemed very solid and reliable.


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    Hi twohawka,

    Did you use Belkins Omniview kvm with a wireless keyboard and mouse?
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    Yes.  I did,even  with this old baby here (F1D104U)
    ..using a standard ps2/usb adapters.

    Thing is, that thing is dead-dog old --  I have been using it for many years.
    If I were home I'd find the model of the one before this that used big old DIN connectors for keyb and mouse (lol). I had that working for years too.

    In client deployments I typically buy some cheap iogear or other, and I have setup lots of mixed wireless/wired senarios - I don't think its a big deal.

    I have never really had an issue excepting like once or twice with a really cheapo item.
    Its ones I have used are not wireless themselves, and I have not used one that is (I don't know if there is one without looking it up).
    Of course, you simply plug your wireless receiver.

    Cannot tell you much more. Belkin sets the bar in this field afaikt.  Possibly my response is only as good as what you have read that is a bit dated, but since you said any responses welcome, and I have been using these for many long years, I figured I'd chime in my two-sense ;^)
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    thank you. I hope it worked out well for you.

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