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I need one computer to use two KVMS

Here is my situation: I have a 49" wide monitor in which I use a KVM switch for four different computers. I also have one of those elevated desktops on my right side that will fit two 24" ...
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how do I set up dual monitors for desktop and laptop?

I have a desktop computer and a laptop. I have dual monitors. The desktop has a graphics card with 2 DVI and 1 hdmi output tons of usb outs but no usb-c. The laptop has 1 hdmi and one thunderbolt 3 ...
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How do I connect three machines (one PC and two laptops) together though ssh tunnel?

I am a student at a college and therefore am very limited over what I can do with routers and whatnot. I need my PC tower to have ssh access to my school laptop and to my work laptop. I need these ...
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How can I get the taskbar onto a different side as the other monitor?

I have two monitors and the taskbar is on the bottom for both monitors. How can I make the taskbar on the left side for 1 monitor and the bottom for the other monitor.
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Can not configure router to connect 4 PCs in Cisco Packet Tracer

I am trying to connect 4 PCs via 4231router. I have used Copper Straight Through cable to connect PCs to the router. Since this router model contains only 2 GigabitEthernet ports, I have added the NIM-...
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Single monitor doesn't output image of a secondary machine after I change the source

I have a single monitor connected to both my PC (Using Windows 10 connected via HDMI) and a Server (Using Windows Server 2019 connected via DisplayPort). Sometimes I need to use the server so I just ...
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Is there a way to have my mouse operate on 2 different monitors/computers at the same exact time?

I’d like to know if there’s a way I can perfectly sync (or close enough at least) my mouse on 2 different computers/monitors (preferably computers) at once. Essentially I want to mirror my mouse on 2 ...
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How do I get many computers acting as one [duplicate]

I have some old computers [Apple Blueberry, IBook G4, 2010 MacBook pro] that I was given that don't have a use right now. I want to run a Minecraft server on them, but they do not have enough power ...
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Mirroring USB data to multiple computers/hosts simultaneously

I want to mirror the data sent to (and/or from) a USB device to multiple host computers at the same time (i.e no physical switches to select one host or the other). Here are two scenarios to describe ...
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Bluetooth mouse laptop with dual boot OS - pairing

I do have an annoying problem as I am using a Logitech bluetooth mouse with my laptop that has dual OS. This means at one time I will only be using one OS at a time - obviously. Now the annoying ...
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Can I connect my Linux box and MacBook Pro to LG 49WL95C-W with just one set of mouse and keyboard?

Just today I received my new LG 49WL95C-W and has been trying without any luck to set it up the way I want, which is: MacBook Pro is connected through USB-C for display/charging. Linux Box is ...
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Remote Hard Drive

Our family uses only laptops and smartphones for our current computing needs. I am an amateur photographer, and need to store large amounts of data on a hard drive. While I could get external hard ...
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How do I share two monitors, one mouse, and one keyboard between one Mac and two PCs?

I have the following machines that I would like to share two monitors: A Macbook Pro with two thunderbolt display ports A Windows PC for work with one HDMI and one VGA port A Windows gaming PC with ...
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Extend display to second laptop

If I have two laptops, can I extend my display from the first one to the second one? Kindly note that I do not have a monitor, and both the laptops are equipped with HDMI out ports. Is there any way ...
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Encrypted files between OSX and Windows 10 [closed]

I need to securely encrypt a file on MacOS X but I'll need to be able to open the file on another OS, such as Windows 10. I'd like to be able to use an easily shared key such as a passphrase. How do ...
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Connect 2 computers to 1 printer

What the title says. So what i have: 1 modem 1 router (Linksys E1200) 1 printer (hp deskjet ink advantage 3835) 1 (A)PC with windows xp on it (don't ask why) 1 (B)PC with windows 10 How these parts ...
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Switch between many computers on a projector

I want to project the display from one computer of a set of 4-10 and be able to switch between which is showing the screen on the projector quickly (seconds). I've been looking at HDMI-switches which ...
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How do I add an account to a domain?

I am in at a business with multiple computers and a domain that organizes everything. I am trying to add a new account to the domain using the SYSTEM account that is pre logged into the computer using ...
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How to see multiple student screens without being on a network or having a server

I teach in a computer based classroom, where students are very skilled at getting around the filter and going places on the Internet that they shouldn't be. I would like to have the capability of ...
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How to disable 'monitor connection' detection by windows 10?

Configuration I have my desktop connected to two monitors, of which one is the primary monitor (best quality). I have a server as well, and its video output is connected to the alternate input of my ...
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8 computers and 2 big monitors. Easy way to use and / or change screen source?

In our office we have circa 8 computers and two big screens. Pretty frequently we need to change PC source to different one. For example we start with PC 1 - TV 1 and PC 4 - TV 2. If we want to change ...
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Switching between Gaming Desktop and Office Laptop

The situation: Currently I'm running Windows 10 on my Desktop with Logitech G910 Logitech G700s Logitech G930 2x BenQ RL2455HM At the same time I'm working with Ubuntu 16.04 using my HP EliteBook ...
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Will this enable two or three PCs to connect to the same USB peripherals?

I am thinking that if I get a 12- or 16- port USB hub, I can connect two or three different PCs via USB to the hub, then connect out from the hub to three or four USB peripherals and each PC will be ...
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Connecting multiple computers and monitors to 1 mouse & keyboard? [duplicate]

What is the best way to connect multiple computers (say 4 or 5) to multiple monitors (same number) but only using 1 mouse and 1 keyboard?
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I have a two routers, and the one is static and has 3 PCs connected to it also I have DHCP server

Scenario: Router2 is static I wanna ask what is the supposedly IP address, default gateway, DNS1, and sub of PC1 to PC3.
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Use Multiple Display Dock with 2 laptops

Scenario: USB 3.0 Docking station with multiple displays (3). Is it possible to us a USB hub (with switched ports) and connect 2 laptops, so that depending on which one is switched on it will send ...
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Consolidate multiple computer hard drives to a single computer

I have no less than 6 old desktop computers from different family members in our house. According to these family members, they all have various degrees of 'important' information on them, and most ...
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Can I use a boot hard drive with different computers?

I am wanting to use a hard drive that is a boot drive with multiple computers. The computers would boot to this hard drive and both computers are different in every way. Is it possible to do this by ...
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Sharing RAM with an iPhone/smartphone?

Forgive me ahead of time if this question sounds dumb. Is there anyway that an iPhone or any smartphone in general could borrow/share the memory from a PC (or any of it's other similar resources). I ...
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Pair Programming on multiple computers

At work, we are trying to set up pair programming stations. For this, we need to have both programmers working from different monitors (with their own keyboard and mouse) on the same file. Are there ...
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Control 2 computers each with 2 monitors with 1 Keyboard/Mouse?

I have 2 Physical machines , sitting next to each other, each one has 2 monitors , and all the monitors are arranged arranged like this from left to right : Monitor 1,2, belong to Machine 1, monitor 3,...
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Sync user folders between computers

Is there a way I can sync the entire user folders (Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos etc.) between 2 computers? I don't want to use Dropbox (or any similar single folder syncing service) as I have a ...
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2nd internal HDD causes Win XP to Freeze

We've got two PCs with different motherboards, graphic cards, HDDs, etc. PC1: HDD1: Maxtor - SATA - 240 GB - Win XP - Partition Drives C,D,E PC2: HDD2: Samsung - SATA - 500 GB - Win 7 - Partition ...
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How to assign USB devices and monitors to a virtual machine like a thin client?

Using Windows 8.1 pro I am trying to set up my PC as a server that can run as different PCs (whether virtual or with thin clients) in different rooms in my house. I don't know how to configure this in ...
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My IP Address is Wrong?

I have 2 computers, and I checked the IP address on each computer, by going to this site. On both computers, the IP address is the same?! Isn't each computer supposed to have a unique ip address? ...
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Install multiple Linux from network

For example if I have 4 computers and I want to install Linux to all these, what is the fastest way to install multiple computers at the same time and how ? For example our school has computer classes ...
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Multiple Acitve LANs

I am running Windows 7 on multiple computers. Each computer has its own internet connection on one LAN (Wireless) and a wired LAN connection which hosts a shared printer. Assuming I turn DHCP ...
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Docking station and personal desktop questions

Here's my set up: I have my work laptop connected to a docking station. The docking station is connected to 2 monitors so while I'm working I've got the extra screen space(extended desktop). My ...
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Networking Multiple PCs and using all their processing power for one program [closed]

I would like to use a set of networked computers to work out some processes which would normally take long to do on one. I figured that it might be done faster with networked PCs. These PCs are all ...
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Cascading KVM switches

I have a not-so-small number of computers (say, 5) which I want to access with a single keyboard, USB and monitor. I can get an 8-port KVM switch, which is a pretty expensive piece of hardware; ...
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Handling switching connection from two computers to one LCD screen

I have the following equipment: Dell UltraSharp U2412M Monitor with LED Stationary HOME PC Ultrabook Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C USB Mouse USB Keyboard Here is the diagram of how I currently have this ...
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quick way to adduser and userdel in multiple machines

Currently I just go to each of our servers to type adduser <username> --firstuid 1101 --gid 1001 --disabled-password to add a user. Is there a quicker way to do so on all servers at the ...
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Creating multiple persistant sessions of Firefox available on multiple machines

Is it possible to have multiple machines running Firefox (possibly connected by sync) that can resume certain stored sessions of browsing tabs, that can be created/update on one machine, then simply ...
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2 CPU and 2 monitor, how to setup so that each CPU uses both monitors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Switching between multi-computer and multi-screen hardware setup I have two towers and 2 monitors, both are separate systems with keyboards and mouses. At times I need dual ...
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Wired gigabit network to wireless G

I am considering setting up a wired network for part of my house, but because of the layout of my house, I am unable to connect the wired part directly to the wireless router/cable modem. I'd love to ...
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Multiple usable computers with only one CPU

A long long time ago, I saw there was a software for ubuntu that would let users attach two keyboards, two mice, two screens and then associate the hardware with the software. Then it would let people ...
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How can I sign out of Skype from everywhere logged in to my account?

When using Skype, we can log in to the same account from multiple PCs. Currently I have one PC logged into Skype with my account. The problem is that it was a laptop of my relatives and I cannot ...
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Using multiple PCs with Windows effectively?

I read an article on using multiple PCs with Ubuntu recently: 5 ways to make using multiple computers and devices more efficient with Ubuntu And was wondering if there's anything like that in Windows....
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How do I configure multiple guests in a virtual network

I am using VMWare Workstation 7 and I have 2 guest OS's installed, Windows Server 2003 configured as an Active Directory Domain Controller with RAS (NAT), DNS and DHCP installed. The first guest has ...
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Itunes library on multiple computers

We have our Itunes library stored on our Macbook. My son has an ipod classic that he has uploaded with a good amount of music from our library. He is going away to college and wants the ability to ...
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