Software to use one monitor, keyboard, and mouse..

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I'm looking for software that will allow me to use one monitor, keyboard, and mouse for two computers. I know there are switch boxes out there, but I've heard they have software to do the same thing. These computers are networked if that makes a difference. I'd appreciate any suggestions/advice. Thanks for your time.
 

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Hmm, take mouse and keyboard input from computer 1, redirect that input over a network to computer 2. Take the video output from that machine, send it back to computer 1 to be rendered on its monitor.

Nope, don't think so.
 

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Err... I don't think a computer would boot up at all without a monitor, and a keyboard. But that would not be a problem though. You can use a program called <A HREF="http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/" target="_new">VNC</A> (Virtual Network Computing) that would allow you to view the screen of the other computer via a network, pretty much like Microsoft Netmeeting's remote desktop sharing, but better. I use it myself, and the way I do it is to have the 'client' computer to have cheapo keyboards and mouse (just to complete the circuit to make it boot) and share the monitor for 2 computers. When Windows is loaded, I can use the monitor for the computer you are using to control . Then with the NVC I can connect to the client computer and then control it remotely. You can even connect it through Internet, provided that you have sufficient bandwidth.

More importantly, the software is free!

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There is also pc anywhere. But those programs take a little bit longer to do what you want to do compared to using a cpu switch. I like the belkin cpu switches myself.

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Isn't PC Anywhere for mobile users to access the computer with permanent Internet connection?

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You could also use it over a lan in this type of situation. It may not be the best solution, but it would work.

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And if you want to the main operating system for the two monitors. Than you have to use maxivista. www.maxivista.com
 

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I ve been using this one for a good year now, using it right now. Its great, no problems, just push a button and "puff" your going to work on the next computer (back and forth). TRENDNET

trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=105-TK-207K&cat=105
 
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