Two Computers - One Keyboard and mouse - Single USB
by Anthoni - 2/5/10 1:50 PM
First time posting here, but long time reader.
I've been using a Belkin KVM switch (dual ps/2 and video sharing) to operate both my computers from one keyboard and mouse and monitor. All was fine until my keyboard started to play up (and I can't seperate the keyboard and mouse either) so I decided to buy another.
I bought a Microsoft Wireless Desktop 1000 and was all happy again. Until I realised the Belkin will not accept it under any circumstances. It requires 2 connections and not one. I've even got a USB to PS/2 connector but it still refuses to play ball. I need something that can work off one usb connector.
What I am after is a method that will allow me to share my USB Keyboard and mouse (single usb connector) and monitor between computers. I live in the UK, so sites / products that are availabe in my region would be preferable. Both computers are running Windows XP (SP2) but will be upgrading to Windows 7 in the near future on both, so it has to be compatible with that system as well.
Any help you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated.