How can I link up a common keyboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jjf, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. jjf


    I am replacing my notebook with another PC to give me a more robust setup.
    One PC/screen for Fx and the other PC/screen for Futures.

    Can I use one keyboard for both machines and how would I set it up please.

  2. Look into Input Director software.
  3. q.b.q.b


  4. kvm switch. $30-$50 works great. 1 mouse,1keyboard, 2 computers
  5. jjf


    Which is better, more reliable, simpler.
    KVM switch Input Director or synergy.

  6. GTS


    If you need it to be rock-solid go with a hardware KVM then you don't have to worry about a software bug causing you to have problems

    For your setup only hook up the keyboard and the mouse to the KVM, not the fine

    I've used Linksys KVM's without any problem, example:
  7. jjf


    thanks GTS
  8. I use the Belkin "FLIP" series KVM switch. 1 keyboard, 1 mouse, 1 LCD screen for 2 computers. They come with an external switch (which I like) instead of relying on the keyboard "hot key". An LED light (green or amber) to tell you which computer is 'hot". Very handy. About US$40 from Fry's.

    They have a version that uses the mini-din connectors (PS/2) to hook up to your PCs. Another version that uses USB connectors. I have both. Work very well.