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Using key bord to change channels

I have a older Linksys Proconnect 4 port KVM switch and I what to use the keyboard to change between the CPU connected the switch. Do you know the Key stocks I should use?

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    not response in windows hotkey using Ctrl, Alt, Shift in simultenously.
    is there any other clue?

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The hotkeys for switching from one computer to another should be described in your user manual, if you still have it.

According to what I was able to find on the web, it sould be ALT, then CTRL, then SHIFT, then the Computer Number (1 to 4).

Good luck.

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Plug the keyboard back into the KVM switch.
Now take an extra keyboard, a PS2 if you have one, and plug it directly into the PC and use it to reboot the PC while the other keyboard is plugged into the KVM
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After you reboot if it doesn't install automatically try to install it manually with the extra keyboard
You might have to reboot 2 or 3 times.

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What is the hot key


I really wanted to love this switch. However, the best thing that I can say about it is...it works as advertised. Whoa, so what's the problem? Well, the switch has two major problems. The first isn't really Linksys' problem; it's apparent on other manufacturer's switches as well. The switch doesn't support 4th mouse buttons or scroll wheels*. Once the mouse is connected to the switch, those functions are disabled. The Belkin literature (for the OmniView mentioned above) even goes as far to say you should use generic 2-button mouse drivers! While it's not the end of the world, it's pretty frustrating to lose those features.
The other problem, however, renders the switch useless for me. Instead of having to reach for the button on the switch to change PC's, they have built in a keyboard shortcut. Sounds like a great feature right? It would be except that they have made the keyboard shortcut CTRL CTRL. If you hit the CTRL key twice quickly, you will change PC's. The CTRL key?? Why would they choose a key that is used often? I use the CTRL key for firing during games. Imagine what happens when you fire rapidly. Yes, you get the strobe effect as you switch back and forth between PC's! Also, if you use the CTRL key for editing (CTRL C, CTRL V, etc.), an inadvertant double stroke on the CTRL key will switch PC's. This is unbelievable. Unfortunately, the hotkey can neither be changed nor disabled. In contrast, while it is also unchangeable, the Belkin unit uses the Scroll Lock key. This is a much more logical choice because the Scroll Lock is basically obsolete in today's computing experience.
This is some hope, though, because their 4-port switch uses a a keyboard combination of ALT CTRL SHIFT # (where #=1,2,3 and 4). While it is a little more cumbersome, it prevents accidental switching of PC's. Also, the 4-port version has Auto-Scan, which allows you to automatically cycle between your PC's. That option is not available on the 2-port version.
I recommend getting the switch kit instead of just the switch alone. While it doesn't cost a lot more ($18), the SuperVGA cables are worth the price. They are normally $23 each! I tried standard VGA cables on the Belkin switch and the signal degradation was unacceptable. hope that you get the information u need

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I just bought a 2-port kvm switch model no. F1DJ102P (P81551). Can you please tell me the keyboard "hot key" to switch from 1 computer to the other without pressing the button on the KVM unit itself?...


You can conveniently change ports on the Switch through a keyboard command
sequence using the “SCROLL LOCK” key and up and down arrow keys. To send
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You will hear a beep for confirmation. Then you can press the up or down arrow
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The hotkey combination is CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + Port no.(1,2,3 or 4) + ENTER

Note: "tap the keys one at a time and not at the same time"

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Scroll lock + scroll lock

Should fix your problem....

In my case, my logitech keyboards don't have a scroll lock...which kinda makes my life harder...

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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.

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