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Date:      Sat, 11 Aug 2012 21:41:57 -0400
From:      Bob Hall <rjhjr0@gmail.com>
To:        Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: what is the best kind of KVM Switch?
Message-ID:  <20120812014156.GA67933@stainmore>
In-Reply-To: <20120811191856.GA28865@thought.org>
References:  <20120811191856.GA28865@thought.org>

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On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 12:18:59PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> 
> 
> 	guys,
> 
> 	can any of you with hardware background tell me which are
> 	the better KVM makes?  about three weeks ago my "Belkin
> 	soho" 4-port kvm switch started going flakey on port #1.
> 
> 	I ordered a new one, same make//model except with PS/2 
> 	plugs.   it arrived 100%  DOA.   I'Ve finally found 
> 	somebody willing to come over and help me.  Fry's is about
> 	12 clicks away.  they have not too many.  maybe an 
> 	"iogear" (sp?).  is there really that much diff between kvm
> 	switch? and if there is, which should I be looking for?

I've used Belkins. They've been flakey. I'm currently on my third year
with an Aten and have had no problems. I bought this cheap off the
Internet so I don't know what they usually sell for. There was some
discussion here about KVM switches just before I bought mine and
everyone who mentioned Aten said good things about it.

Best of luck



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