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    An old sod
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    Smile Monitor, keyboard, mouse switch?

    Hey is it possible to buy a switching devise that enables you to run two totally separate PCs off 1 monitor, 1 keyboard and 1 mouse?! If so what is it called and where can purchase?
    Many thanks
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    Default Re: Monitor, keyboard, mouse switch?

    You need a data switch. Available in wide variety. A simple one which will just run the keyboard and screen costs about $27. A version which runs keyboard, mouse and screen can cost over $90. I have another automatic one which allows both macines to address one printer. Probably DSE.

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    Default Re: Monitor, keyboard, mouse switch?

    Called a KVM switch (Keyboard Video Mouse)
    http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.sto...product/XH4512

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    Default Re: Monitor, keyboard, mouse switch?

    Here's a whole bunch of them.

    You may want to consider one that will handle USB k/b & mouse and audio as well.

    I have one of these for switching between my 3 PC's.

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    Default Re: Monitor, keyboard, mouse switch?

    Thanks guys - they say we learn something everyday!
    "Why work on Wednesday and stuff up two good long weekends"
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