Can I run 2 pc's through 1 monitor

  RedGBarnPC 19:51 13 Dec 2005

migyt sound strange but I want to have 2 different PC's connected to 1 monitor and just flick from 1 to the other when needed

Is this possible?


  igk 20:00 13 Dec 2005

Yes easy peasy just get yourself a KVM switch,PS2 style then you can connect 2 pc's using 1 monitor and 1 keyboard and 1 mouse (I do it all the time) I got my switch new from e-bay around £16...
Hope this helps...

  mole44 20:05 13 Dec 2005

as igk says get a KVM switch,i know it works as i use one here at work to run two monitors.

  Diodorus Siculus 23:17 13 Dec 2005

Not really strange!

I got the following one after some problems with a belkin: D-Link DKVM-2K Port KVM Network Switches: Electronics & Photo
click here

Lower end of the market but works great for me!

click here

  pauldonovan 09:14 14 Dec 2005 some kind of remote desktop e.g. VNC. There was another thread on this a while ago. VNC is software that lets you control the other PC from your PC if they are networked (I'm assuming they are).

  igk 11:38 17 Dec 2005

OK we took the time to answer your question perhaps you could do the same to acknowledge them!!!!!!!

  PaulB2005 13:44 17 Dec 2005

Don't worry about it. Some people come in, get an answer and never come back.

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