Hot-Key Commands You can change ports on the switchthrough the simple Hot-Key commands using the "SCROLL LOCK" key and the UP and DOWN arrow keys. 1. To invoke the Hot-Key mode, Press the "SCROLL LOCK" key twice within two seconds. 2. Press the UP or DOWN arrow keys to switch to the previous or next port respectively.
Alternatively you can directly switch the KVM focus to any computer by entering the switch port number. Ex. press "SCROLL LOCK" "SCROLL LOCK" 2 and the computer on port two will be selected.
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This is a common problem with KVM switches. To isolate the problem, here's what you need to do:
1. First, connect the keyboard and mouse directly to the problem
computer to ensure that the keyboard and mouse works correctly while
being directly connected.
2. Swap the connection of two computers. If you're having a problem on
the computer that is connected to port 1 of the KVM, connect that
computer to port 2 of the switch or just swap the connection. If the
problem recur on port 1, then there's a problem with the keyboard and
mouse cable on port 1.
3. But if you're not able to duplicate the problem on port 1 or 2,
disconnect the KVM switch from the computers, leave it disconnected for
4. After 5 minutes, reconnect the KVM to the computers and reboot the computers.
5. If same problem occur, then contact the manufacturer of the KVM and have them RMA the device.
When a computer first boots up the video card send a request to the monitor to find on what resolutions the monitor supports. If the video does not get a response the card will default to very low resolutions. The only way to avoid this problem is to boot your computers one at time and keep the KVM on the computer until it fully boots to a desktop. This will allow the KVM to pass the monitor information to the computer.
Try swapping the KVM cables from the 2008 computer into the Vista computer and see if the problem follows the 2008 computer. This KVM gets the drivers it needs from the OS and the IOGear web site does not show any support for 2008.
the way the kvm switches works is you have your mouse/keyboard and monitor plugged into the switch then you have the cables connecting to where you would have your mouse/keyboard on your pc, youll be using the same keyboard/mouse and monitor to run 2 pc's. there will be rather a switch to move between the pc's or like the 1 i use i have tp press ctrl the number 2 twice.
Press Scroll Lock two times within two seconds. Then press the Arrow keys, up or down to switch between ports. Or press Scroll Lock two times and the press the number One or Two key to switch between ports.
The monitor is not detecting the video signal from your computer. Assuming both of your computer video cards have been tested and really work I would try the following:
Try switching the cable sets that connect the PCs to the switch. If the problem follows the cable set then it?s likely the cause. If not then try switching the cables that plug into the switch so that PC#1 is now connected to the port where PC#2 originally was and vice versa. Again if the problem stays at the same position then I would suspect a defective switchbox. If it doesn?t then you probably have an issue with one of your PCs video cards.
I know this is two months late but perhaps but hope this helps you or someone else researching a similar problem.