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Offline Blaise170

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Recommended 3+ port KVM that inputs USB and outputs PS/2?
« on: Sun, 01 March 2015, 00:48:30 »
Hi guys, I currently have three desktops that I'd like to connect, but I really don't want to keep using multiple keyboards and mice on desk. I have a couple of older PCs, and my Ducky Shine 3 will not work at all the oldest of them. Is there any KVM switches that take USB and convert it to PS/2?
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Re: Recommended 3+ port KVM that inputs USB and outputs PS/2?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 01 March 2015, 03:28:56 »
I am not sure that I understand your question, but a KVM does not convert USB to PS2. However if you mean PS2 to USB then the standard bluecube will work. Or is your older pc has no USB support/ports? So you are looking at PS only or a USB-to-PS2 converter?

I have gone this route and had a PS2 input KVM, dont remember the model, can find out. This was accepting most of the keyboard/mice.

Now I am using this KVM and can say it is fantastic, accepts almost all newer/older meyboards, mice & trackballs. Very few keyboards have issues with this. Made by the master:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ATEN-IOGEAR-MiniView-C62229-4-Ports-External-KVM-audio-switch-USB-GCS1734-/151362254658?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item233de4b742

This works as long as you have the right drivers installed in each of the PCs. Also make sure you upgrade the device firmware.

P.S. Are you looking for something similar to http://ca.startech.com/Server-Management/KVM-Switches/PS-2-to-USB-Keyboard-and-Mouse-Adapter~PS22USB?
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Re: Recommended 3+ port KVM that inputs USB and outputs PS/2?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 01 March 2015, 07:17:53 »
The topic of USB to PS/2 conversion came up previously:

http://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/how-to-connect-usb-keyboard-to-ps-2-socket-t8426.html

The OP decided on an Aten CS82U 2-port KVM for cheap USB to PS/2 conversion.

This is the 4-port version, the Aten CS84U:

http://www.aten.com/products/productItem.php?model_no=CS84U
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Re: Recommended 3+ port KVM that inputs USB and outputs PS/2?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 09 March 2015, 22:07:44 »
Sorry for the super late reply. I'm going to just ignore the PS/2 issue now. Does anyone know the cheapest USB 3+ port KVM that a DS3 works with? The Ducky won't work with the WinXP machine I have, so I'm looking for something that will support hardware emulation so that WinXP can see it.
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