What a brilliant piece of kit! Having bought a new (faster) desktop I still had use for my old one. Having only one screen and an empty bank balance I needed something to link my two destops together. The D-Link KVM switch worked straight out of the box. Simple to install and use. Compact and comes with everything you will need. Thanks D-Link!
I used it to connect a PC and an old Acorn RiscPC to a monitor. I deliberately chose a KVM with s physical switch as well as keyboard activation and this paid off as the RiscPC needs to sense the devices within a second or so of powering on. By pressing the switch on the D-link at the same time as powering on the RiscPC, I could make it work. A minority interest, I accept, but it does the job.
I used this product to connect two desktop PC's at work, one running XP one running ME and it works great, easy switching via the hotkey with only the tiniest of delay. The only problem I have found is the mouse cursor doesn't work on start up of the PC running XP, it needs to be restarted before it gets going, after that everything is a-ok!!
That little niggle aside this is a very good product for the money and I would recomend to anyone wanting to simply run two PC's through one monitor/keyboard/mouse!
Been using this switch for a few weeks now, and not had any problems with it. It does reduce the picture quality very slightly at higher refresh rates, but stick to 85Hz and lower and it's perfectly acceptable. The only annoying thing is the beep. The thing emits two loud high-pitched 'pip' sounds every time you switch machine, and when switching frequently it rapidly becomes very annoying. Other than that, can't fault it!
I have used this product off and on for over a year and it has caused me no end of problems. It doesn't seem to like anything other than the most basic keyboard and two button mouse. I am constantly having to reboot one or both of my PCs after switching. I have finally succumbed and am now looking for a new switch
It is easy to use and cheap, but there was significant ghosting on the monitor, and the keyboard and mouse only worked with one machine (I am using a laptop and desktop running Xp and Vista respectively).
Therefore it is unusable for one machine, and detriments the other so much that it is also unusable. If it didn't degrade the monitor signal so badly I would still use it. D-link help is useless and BT wouldn't give me a refund (understandably, as its not faulty).
I would say it's a risk to buy this, but other people don't seem to have had the same problems as me.