KVM Switch

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by NiteGeek, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I want to use a kvm switch with a windows machine and a Mac Pro. I will be using DVI. I need recommendations.
     
  2. macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Brands to look for: Iogear, Aten, Dr. Bott.

    Make sure you get the DVI version with USB keyboard and mouse. Some switchboxes require PS/2 ports, even if they also have USB. Read the specs carefully.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to find a KVM switch with two USB inputs to use with two Macs. Does any one know of one in the ~$30 range? The closest one I've found is this, but that uses PS/2.

    E: Nevermind, I found this on newegg and it's just what I'm looking for.
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    i have a dvi switch from addonics. works well, but there is electronic static sound. they say they can reproduce it. not sure if it's b/c i have all my external stuff plugged in or if it's b/c of my g4. either way, don't buy from them :)

    i noticed that iogear has a new 4 port which i'm interested in. i'm sure their 2 port rocks too. i should have bought one with more ports as i c/d connect my pc to it (currently 2 macs, but going to buy another someday i hope).

    cheers,
    keebler
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Kvm

    Ordered the Iogear Gs1762 2 port from TigerDirect @ $176.99 the Aten Cs1762 looks exactly like the Iogear but cost $10.00 more. As far as a $30.00 KVM with DVI I haven't seen one close to that price all I have seen are app. $175.00 and up.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Kvm

    The Aten 4 port is a lot cheaper at their direct site than the dealers. The 2 port is about the same price as from dealers. WWW.aten-kvm.com
     
  7. macrumors member

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    I picked up a Iogear model, 2 port DVI and USB and audio. $159.99 at CDW.
     

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