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Wireless Keyboard + 2 PCs ?

by maverr / December 15, 2005 4:01 AM PST

Is it possible to have 1 wireless keyboard control 2 PCs at the same time?

Say i type on the keyboard and the things I type come out as tect on both PCs.

If this is possible, how would I go about setting it up?

I would buy 2 wireless keyboards, and set up the 2 recievers, but is there a way to set them to the same frequency? I have never owned a wireless keyboard so im not sure if this is possible or not.

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You can't do that.
by Eddiefromalienwarecomps / December 15, 2005 4:21 AM PST

Wireless keyboard only works for one pc at a time. You can however move the usb thing that comes with the keyboard to another pc and use the keyboard from there.

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Wireless Keyboard + 2 PCs
by rlrock01 / December 15, 2005 8:16 PM PST

You can't operate 2 pcs simultaneously but you can install a KVM switch and use 1 mouse and keyboard with multiple monitors and pcs. check with your local Micro Center or Comp USA or Best Buy or Radio Shack.

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About KVM switches
by maverr / December 16, 2005 5:36 AM PST

I was wondering about KVM switches and had a few questions about them. I was told I could only have my monitor, keyboard and mouse all hooked up at once. From what you were saying I could only have my mouse and keyboard hooked up and keep my 2 monitors. Can I just only hook up my mouse and keyboard?

If I can just hook up the mouse and keyboard, what is the delay between switching from one PC to the other?

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About KVM switches
by napjester / December 18, 2005 7:35 AM PST
In reply to: About KVM switches

You can have 2 PC's with 2 monitors controlled by one keyboard and 1 mouse. The speed of switching depends on what kind of KVM you get. There are KVM switches that can work with PS/2 or USB keyboards and mice. The PS/2 KVM switch switches between PC's faster than the USB version (1 second vs. 3-4 seconds) because with the USB version, the PC you switch to has to re-recognize the device vis usb.

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KVM
by Aldan01 / December 17, 2005 4:52 AM PST

Using a KVM switch you can operate 2 computers using
one keyboard,monitor, and mouse(...KVM). However, I
don't believe you can address both units at the same time( at least in my experience). You use a hot key
or manual switch to toggle between desktops. If the
two machines are networked,you can of course move files between them.

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ever heard about...
by jeniesis1 / December 18, 2005 1:48 PM PST

multiplicity? look here www.stardock.com/products/multiplicity and find out if it suit you. works for great for me

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