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I have a iogear GCS632U KVN switch. I am tryig to hook a second computer. What key-stroke toggles between the two computers.

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Port Switching To toggle between the two computers, quickly tap the Scroll Lock key twice
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Just hooked up the KVM cable and when I switch to the second computer, the mouse and keyboard do not work. Can someone help me with this?


Sounds like there's a bad connection on the second computer, may just have to plug another mouse/keyboard in.
(I sometimes use a wireless usb keyboard/mouse combo)

Jul 03, 2010 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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New IOGear GCS632U KVM inop


First, disconnect the KVM switch from the computer(s). Disconnect also the keyboard and mouse from the KVM switch, including speakers (if there is). Leave the KVM disconnected for 5 minutes.

Before you reconnect the KVM switch, make sure that the computers are turned off. Re-connect the KVM switch to the computers, and then reconnect the keyboard and mouse.

Turn on the first computer, followed by the second one. If you are still not getting any light indicator, then the KVM switch is dead.

You may contact IOGEAR through 866-946-4327.

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Jun 08, 2010 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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I know i hooked everything up correctly, the mouse and keeyboard switch work just fine but, when i plug in the monitor the screen goes blank.


With the GCS632U is recommended that you keep the KVM focus on a computer while it is booting. For example if both computers are turned off you can turn computer one on and the GCS632U should stay on computer one until it comes to a desktop. This allows the KVM to pass the monitor information and that may help.

May 15, 2010 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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IOGEAR KVM gcs632U. Set up notes that to "toggle" between PCs you press SCROLL LOCK twice. My keyboard has no SCROLL LOCK so to change you are supposed to press NUM LOCK + "-"...release "-" after 1...


OK well usually in the "Setup" you can "Assign" whatever keys you need, so can't you change the keys used to what you have? ALL Keyboards have scroll lock, it is probably just "Hidden" for instance I found one accessed via pressing a Blue Fn Key and then F12. Look carefully for "Other: small writing on keys.

Feb 15, 2010 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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My computers seem to have become somehow linked by the KVM switch


The GCS632U is just one KVM switch. But if you're going to check it out, it has actually two separate connections.

It will just switch once you toggle from one computer to another.

Try to power cycle the KVM switch.

1. Shut off both computers.
2. Disconnect the KVM switch from the computers. (make sure that not even a single cable is connected to the computer, even the audio).
3. Leave it disconnected for 10 minutes.
4. Reconnect the KVM and boot up the XP first.
5. Boot up the Vista, try to toggle from one computer to another.
6. LASTLY, shut off the Vista and see if same problem will occur.

If you get the same problem, then you need to contact IOGEAR and have them RMA the device. Because this is the first time that I heard of this problem.

Thank you and good luck!

Jan 25, 2010 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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KVM will only switch one way


Please make sure that the keyboard is hooked up on the KB port of the KVM. check underneath the GCS632U for the correct console port. you will see a keyboard and mouse icon. Make sure that the keyboard is connected to the keyboard port. tap scroll lock key twice to switch between computers.

May 13, 2009 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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Iogear KVM Switch Not Working at All


jerk_shop is correct, the GCS632U does get the power it needs to function from the USB ports of the computers it is attached to. Make sure the USB portion of the KVM cable is plugged directly into a computer without the use of any USB to PS/2 adapters. You will also want to make sure that at least one computer is turned in order for this KVM to function.

Dec 09, 2008 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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Hotkey mode


This just worked for me. Using your PC keyboard, boot up to the PC first and then power up your mac. Hit the scroll lock twice and IMMEDIATELY hit enter. You have to go fast- click-click-click with no hesitation and it works great. I still can't toggle the hot keys to set up my mac keyboard, which I prefer using, but I'm assuming it takes the "right" timing on the keys. I'll keep trying.

Good luck!

Oct 23, 2007 | IOGear GCS632U 2-port KVM Switch

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