20 Most Recent IOGear MiniView GCS62 2-port KVM Switch Questions & Answers

I have a similar IOGear KVM switch. I use the Scroll Lock button twice to switch between PCs.

Hit the Scroll Lock button twice see if that does it for you.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Jun 06, 2013

Dear Gary, the IOGear MiniView does not have the ability to offer you any sort of user management so i would recommend checking if it is one of the machines it is attached to might be the item that is asking for the username and pass.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011

A KVM switch just allows multiple computers to share one keyboard, mouse and monitor. It doesn't allow the connected computers to communicate with each other. So no, it won't allow you to transfer data. If you want to do that, you'll need to connect the computers via a network (through a 4-port router, for example), or use the old-fashioned method of transferring files manually using a flash drive.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010

Press the Scroll Lock key twice to toggle between the two machines. (Either the right or left scroll lock key will work) .

There is also an auto-scan mode which is accessed by pressing the Left Shift key and then the Right Shift key within about 0.5 seconds. This shows the screen for each machine alternating at a set rate until you press the Spacebar. The active screen when the spacebar is pressed becomes the active manual.

The manual is available at: http://www.iogear.com/support/dm/manual/GCS62#display .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Sep 19, 2010

On that model of KVM switch,making sure Both computers are on, you should only have to hit the "Scroll Lock" key twice, then hit the up arrow to switch between computers. like "tap-tap" on Scroll Lock key then "tap" on the up arrow key. See if that works.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Sep 08, 2010

I had the same switch, and when it went bad, it stopped recognizing my video card, mouse and keyboard, all at the worst times (In the middle of Deathmatches lol)
Try a different keyboard first, and if it still does it, most likely the switch is going.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Sep 08, 2010

USB mouse with PS/2 adapter is not guaranteed to wok with GCS62. This KVM switch is designed to work with PS/2 keyboards and mice only.

When the USB mouse with PS/2 adapter is used in a computer directly, it will surely work, because the USB port can give enough power for the mouse to work. And it can easily convert the signal.

Unlike in KVM switch, the switch serves as a bridge between the mouse and the computer. And the computer does not easily recognize the mouse.

I would suggest to use a regular PS/2 mouse. Or if you want to use USB keyboard and mouse, you need to have a USB KVM switch. Model GCS632U.

Thank you and good luck!

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on May 01, 2010

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.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Jan 11, 2010

The GCS62 can be switched by quickly tapping the Scroll Lock key twice.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Sep 23, 2009

It seems that you KVM switch is not working properly. computers connected to a KVM switch are not dependent to each other. you should be able to work on any of your computers while the others were turned off.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Sep 08, 2009

II had one of those with no problem at all other than many KVM's dont allow you to use some of the many extra keys you get on some of the better keyboards. If thats what you mean by connect to internet then its a common drawback of cheaper end KVM's even some of the better ones dont support fancy keyboard buttons.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Aug 09, 2009

If you tried to switch the two cables and the problem remains on the 1st cable then definitely the port 1 is already defective.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on May 19, 2009

Repeating keys? This is a common problem for KVM switches if you go beyond the devices' capability. As you can see, GCS62 is a PS/2 KVM switch and it was designed to work only using a regular PS/2 keyboard.

This KVM switch does not support PS/2 to USB adapter. It might work but it's not guaranteed to work correctly. This does not work properly if you have a docking station for the laptop. It might work for couple of months then it would stop.

You smay isolate the problem by following the steps below:

1. Connect the keyboard directly to the computer to see if you will get the same problem.

2. Power cycle the KVM switch by disconnecting it from the computers and leave it unplugged for a minute or two.

3. Avoid using hybrid connection (PS/2 converted to USB) only for testing purposes.

4. If that work, then you know the answer is that this KVM only designed an work correctly with native PS/2 connection.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Apr 06, 2009

The reason why this is happening is because the notebook keeps on loosing it's resolution and the GCS62 can't remember what's the resolution set to the notebook.

To resolve this problem, please follow the steps below:

1. Disconnect the tower from the GCS62 and leave the problem computer (notebook)still connected to the KVM switch.

2. Set your desired resolution (ex. 1280x768) to the notebook.

3. Restart the notebook while it's connected to the KVM switch.

4. The GCS62 will remember the resolution you set to the computer.

5. After rebooting the notebook, you may now reconnect the other computer and try to toggle to see if you will get the same problem.

But doing these steps should resolve the issue.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Apr 06, 2009

There are no firmware updates for the GCS62 also the KVM appears to not have a firmware upgrade port. If the KVM is auto-switching have you tried hitting the ESC key or Space Bar? That should stop the auto switching.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Feb 18, 2009

are you using a Mac Mini-DVI to DVI adapter or any adapters? This is a VGA video output type of KVM switch so probably the problem is with the adapters involved to it.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Jan 10, 2009

well if you dont have a scroll lock key on the keyboard, the only way to toggle between computers is the autoscan mode of the KVM which is Left Shift, Right Shift check the manual.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Jan 10, 2009

I purchased a gub201 switch so that two decktops could share one printer. One of the desktops got a virus and the operating system had to be reloaded. When I tried to reload GUB201 software from the disc provided, it came up with timing problem and would not load. You guys wanted $20 to fix it and i could buy a complete new switch for about that price. So I downloaded the software from another site, installed, and now back in business for no charge.

IOGear MiniView... | Answered on Dec 14, 2008

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