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2nd Monitor & 2nd keyboard for one PC

by tomdurham / October 26, 2008 3:05 PM PDT

Can I have more than one monitor and keyboard for the same PC? Would be in same room - so I can compute from bed AND from desk.

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Yes, you can!
by Paul C / October 26, 2008 6:29 PM PDT
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Go answer
by nud12 / October 26, 2008 6:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes, you can!

That sounds pretty cool..

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kvm not necessary if pc supports 2 monitors
by ramarc / October 27, 2008 12:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, you can!

if your pc's video card is ati or nvidia based, just add a second usb keyboard/mouse and a second monitor. use your video card's advanced settings to clone screen 1 to screen 2.

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Two Monitors & Two Keyboards to One PC
by tomdurham / October 27, 2008 8:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, you can!

Thank you to Paul for the quick comeback and good info. KVM switch prices vary widely but I will go with Amazon.com. Cannot tell exactly how much cable comes with each - I will need to distance the two setups about 20 to 25 feet - what type of cable is needed? Also, could this be made wireless at reasonable expense?

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I'm not sure about the wireless part,...
by Paul C / October 27, 2008 7:08 PM PDT

...but as for the cable lengths, I'd measure the distances from the PC to where you want the keyboards and add a few feet to each run for slack. Do not skimp on the quality of the cables you use. Consider it like a long run of speaker wire in a home audio system; in that application, you'd want good cabling. So it is here.

AIR, the cables used to connect the KVM switch to the PC is standard Cat 5 Ethernet cable; read the Amazon page on the switch for details, or study the instructions that come with the switch, which should detail exactly what you'll need.

Paul

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(NT) You need a laptop with wireless connection.
by ahtoi / October 27, 2008 2:06 AM PDT
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