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KVM converter I have two computers, a new dell with all usb ports and the mouse, keyboard and speakers with it running Vista home. I would like to to share the devices with an older computer that uses ps mouse and keyboard. I have its usb ports taken up with a printer and an external hardrive. That computer is running XP pro. I was looking at the IOGear with cable two port solution and the a converter to take the output of the one mouse/keyboard and attaching to a usb to ps for the xp machine - will this work and what are you suggestions.

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Buy a usb hub and an usb extension, so that you can have 4 or 6 free usb at the front of your computer, and you can switch devices using usb rather then the mouse converter . Using the converter on mouse and keybord make easier for the plugs to slip out, and usb is better. Note some usb modem and some other device do not support usb hubs, you have to plug them straight into the free computer plug , if you have any.

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