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I have an Iogear CS 102U KVM switch. I have hooked it up to a MAC mini and an XP PC. I am getting video switching with no problem but the keyboard and mouse are not working on either machine. I have tested the USB ports on the computers and they are ok. Is there a way to test the keyboard and mouse connections to see if they are bad? I have not connected anything other than the video cables--ie not the USB cables with the video cables. Thanks for any help! tlepac@gmail.com

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I have installed several of these KVM switches before... that's not normal. It sounds like there's a manufacturer's defect which is causing the video to link up with the wrong keyboard/mouse cables. If you just bought it, I'd recommend returning it and getting a replacement.

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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.

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Hi there!
I can't tell you for sure, but 95% of the KVMs use the Scroll Lock button to switch between the different machines.
You should DOUBLE-CLICK on Scroll-Lock, then you have 2 choices:
1) Click the number of the desired machine (for ex. the "1" or "3" buttons).
2) Wait until it'll switch to the desired machine, then press the Scroll-Lock button ONCE again.

Old KVMs use the Control (CTRL) button instead. Try DOUBLE-CLICKING it, then use the numbers or the arrow keys.

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I'm not one hundred percent sure on this, but it does look like you need a separate phone line since VOIP revolves around using your internet as a gateway for making phone calls. And since majority of VOIP uses ethernet connections, or wireless, there is no phone line to use.

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