2 computers -> 1 display

D0ct0rteeth

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Mar 11, 2002
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Franklin, TN
I need to use a pc and I want to use the same mouse/keyboard/monitor thant i use on my quicksilver.

anyone know of a good monitor/keyboard/mouse KVM switchbox this one looks good;...

http://www.drbott.com/prod/db.lasso?code=1101-MSU2

I assume that I will need to get one of those dr. botts converters to use the apple 17 " lcd monitor

any ideas?

C-

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LethalWolfe

macrumors G3
Jan 11, 2002
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I just got my Moniswitch in the mail today. I hooked'er up to my PC and my G4 and I'm happy as can be. I don't know how much $$$ you have to spend, but you might look at some of Belkin's KVMs. Belkin has a KVM that switches audio too (me, I'm just using a Y-cable to connect my PC and Mac to the same set of speakers) and the Belkin KVMs allow for switching via a hot key(s). The MoniSwitch is a physical switch, knob actually, so it needs to be someplace w/easy access. I have mine sitting on top of my Quicksilver (and the switch is silver so it kinda matches) which is right under my desk next to my leg. So a quick reach and I can switch no sweat. But if you want a switch that can be out of sight then check out Belkin. But, the Belkin's don't come w/cables ($25 or $30 for cable kit PER computer).


Lethal
 

LethalWolfe

macrumors G3
Jan 11, 2002
9,368
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Los Angeles
Originally posted by cb911
i don't really understand why you would do that. 2 computers and 1 display? doesn't it usually go the other way, 1 computer and 2 displays?:confused:


I have 2 computers and 2 displays. I'd like to use both displays on both computers but that costs too much money (dual monitor KVM ain't cheap). So I use 2 displays for my Mac ('cause that's what I edit on) and 1 display for my PC ('cause that's what I do general purpose stuff on).


Lethal
 
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