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At work, there are two computers side by side that share the same mouse/keyboard/internet cable (luckily the monitor has two cable inputs). We have to keep on switching these wires whenever we want to use a different computer.

I was wondering if I could make a switching board (or buy one) so that I could have all of these three things plugged in, and I just change a switch instead of all of those cables?


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migrated from Nov 23 '11 at 11:48

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Well, a KVM switch will allow you to easily move between PCs with one Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor, but I've never heard of anything like that for ethernet. You'd be better off buying a KVM and like a cheap 4 port switch and using that.

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Yes, it is called a KVM switch. It doesnt do ethernet though.

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You could also look into Synergy:

I've never used this, but it's freeware and I've heard wonderful things about it.

But, beyond that, wouldn't it just be easier to get another keyboard/mouse/Ethernet cable set for the other computer? o_o.

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