Question about IOGear MiniView GCS1804 KVM audio USB switch 4 ports (S7164231) KVM Switch
My wireless keyboard keys get stuck sometimes after switching computers using the IOGear MiniView GCS1804 KVM switch. The behavior is identical as if you were holding down a key. The keyboard is basically useless.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
GCS632U is designed to work with standard USB keyboard an mouse only. You have to make sure that you are not using any type of adapter such as PS/2 to USB adapter. To further isolate the problem, please follow the steps below:
1. Connect the USB keybord directly to th computer to make sure that the keyboard is working properly.
2. Make sure that the keyboard is connected to the keyboard port on your KVM switch. You may take a look under neath this GCS632U (near the USB ports) and you will see an icon where to connect the keyboar and mouse.
3. If you're still gettings the same problem, Try power cycling this kvm switch by disconnecting if from the computers and disconnect also the keyboard and mouse from the KVM switch and leave them disconnected for a minute or two.
4. Reconnect everything after two minutes and then reboot the two computers.
5. If same problem exist, try using different USB keyboard.
NOTE: This KVM swith does not work correctly with wireless, gaming and smart keyboards because it's designed to work with standrd USB keyboard only.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
As a wild guess, it sounds like a static discharge MIGHT be affecting the switcher causing it to crash.
Try increasing your humidity to 40% and grounding yourself before touching the keyboard... This is the season for these static electricity problems... get nipped all the time and you MAY not even feel it to be enough to zap the switch.
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
Testimonial: "Great idea, Fredy. I am having static problems all the time in my office. I will make a ground pad on my desk top. Thanks"
USB mouse with PS/2 adapter is not guaranteed to wok with GCS62. This KVM switch is designed to work with PS/2 keyboards and mice only.
When the USB mouse with PS/2 adapter is used in a computer directly, it will surely work, because the USB port can give enough power for the mouse to work. And it can easily convert the signal.
Unlike in KVM switch, the switch serves as a bridge between the mouse and the computer. And the computer does not easily recognize the mouse.
I would suggest to use a regular PS/2 mouse. Or if you want to use USB keyboard and mouse, you need to have a USB KVM switch. Model GCS632U.
Thank you and good luck!
Posted on May 01, 2010
First, you have to make sure that the KVM switch is directly connected to your laptop, and NOT to a docking station.
This KVM switch is designed to work with direct connections to the computers.
Second, the light indicator on the KVM switch is not an indicator for power. It's an indicator to see which port is active. If your laptop is connected to port 2, but the focus of the KVM is in port 1, then the port 1 will have a light, not the port 2.
You may also refer to the user manual of the KVM.
Posted on May 18, 2010
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