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Is it possible to have dual access

By carolew ·
Is it possible to access one desktop computer with two keyboards and two monitors, either simultaneously or singly? Specifically if the computer is physically located in one room with one keyboard & monitor, and the other keyboard & monitor is in another. WinXP.

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by djent In reply to Is it possible to have du ...

No! Network computers not keyboards or get a Unix box with dumb terminals.

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by tbragsda In reply to Is it possible to have du ...

Just like a KVM, their are some devices that will allow this. I cant recall the manufacture, I will look up.

I never tryed, but a "manual" VGA/Keyboard switch may work in reverse.

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distance from PC?

by carolew In reply to

What if the PC is in a room, possibly in direct sight, 30 - 50 feet from the second keyboard and monitor?

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by tbragsda In reply to distance from PC?

You would have to check with Belkin. 50' is a bit far. I know I had seen one that added much more distance in the past.

We had a setup at a bank I worked for, the PC were ALL located below a traiding floor. The monitor/keyboard/mouse was up 1fl and the PCs sat on racks below. We could "switch" to a working PC when one failed. Traiders would be back up in the time it took to flip the switch. Very cool, but this setup was $$$^2.

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