Switch to the First PC [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]  Switch to the Second PC [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]  Previous Active Port [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [Up Arrow] Next Active Port [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [Down Arrow] Switch Audio to the First PC [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [F1] Switch Audio to the Second PC [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [F2] AutoScan Mode [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]  Change All to the First PC [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [A]  Change All to the Second PC [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [A] 
In AutoScan mode, the switch remains on one port for 10 seconds before switching to the next. This time interval cannot be changed. To exit autoscan mode press [Spacebar].
When in AutoScan mode, no mouse or keyboard controls. If the user moves the mouse or uses the keyboard while switching the connection between computer and the switch might be interrupted and cause erratic mouse movement and errant display when using the keyboard.
Maximum resolution supported is 2048 x 1536 @ 75Hz.
If mouse movement is erratic:
make sure you do not have more than one mosue driver installed. Make sure that the driver is either for a standar PS/2 mouse or a Microsoft compatible PS/2 mouse. Make sure you do not have any mouse drivers loaded in your CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT files. Avoid moving the mouse or pressing the mouse button when switching ports on the switch. You can reset the mouse and resume porper mouse movement simply by unplugging the mouse from the switch and allowing 2-3 seconds before plugging it back in.
SCROLL_LOCK, SCROLL_LOCK 1 and so on - so SCROLL_LOCK, SCROLL_LOCK 2 for port 2 and so on - tends to be the default for BELKIN KVM switches.
For DAKOTA SCOUT, try CTRL, CTRL. This might get you to the control panel. If the switch has previously been set up then you should be able to use the UP, DOWN arrow keys, as appropriate and follow by ENTER to select the machine you want. If the switch has not been set up then repeat the CTRL CTRL again - and this should get you to the main menu from where you can set up the switch
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it has been some time since i used this particular kvm. one thing is true about all kvm's, you must boot each computer one at a time and each computer must be active on your monitor. so, turn off both computers and attach your kvm. turn on the computer that is attached to side A or 1. when the computer has reached the login screen you may boot up computer 2. check the documentation that came with your kvm, this particular belkin has a 3 stroke hot key sequence for switching. you can also find it online at the belkin site.
kvm switches are easy, they just dont look it with the number of sockets.
hook up your keyboard monitor speaker mic mouse cables to the output sextion of the kvm just as if you were hooking them to a single pc.
hook the cables from the pc-s as if the kvm switch were the peripheral devices,
so that all the outputs from pc 'A' are connected to the relevant inputs on 'A' side of the kvm,
all the outputs from pc 'B' are connected to the relevant inputs on 'B' side of the kvm
You need to have the keyboard connecter (purple) connected to your computer in order for the KVM switch to recognize it. The computer is providing some power through the keyboard connector and this is what the KVM switch is feeding on.
If you have a USB keyboard, you may want to change your KVM for a USB compatible one. If you just want to use the KVM to switch your monitor, you may plug the keyboard (purple) connector of the KVM to your computer's keyboard PS/2 port and also connect you USB keyboard directly to your computer. It should work.
If you have the PS2 mouse and keyboard (round plug-in) instead of USB this is an easy install. however if you have USB you will need adapters to make this work, but I do not recommend it since more problems could occur. If you have the PS2 ends first shutdown both computers. remove your monitor, mouse, and keyboard from your computer and attach them to the single end of the switch. Mouse goes to Green, Keyboard to Purple. Take the other ends and connect the first group to your first computer mouse, keyboard, and monitor (same colors as above) and repeat for 2nd group of wires on 2nd computer. turn the computers on. you should get display, keyboard, and mouse for 1st computer. after both boot hit scroll lock 2 times within 2 seconds and then arrow up or down key to change between computers.
Does a mouse work if plugged directly into the laptop? Sometimes you have to change a laptop in the BIOS to allow a PS2 mouse in addition or instead of the touchpad. It may not be recognizing the KVM as a mouse. Try plugging the mouse right into the laptop and see if that works.