Inexpensive KVM

December 22nd, 2003

I went out today and got a Zonet 4-port KVM switch complete with cables from Logic Computer House for CDN$89.

Works fine with Linux on my server machine (both console and X), Win2k, DOS and Windows 9x so far. There’s no reason why it wouldn’t work with anything, really, because there is no interaction with the operating system. It’s great because it emulates keyboard and mouse for the non-active ports so my compaq computers will boot without me hooking a real keyboard to each of them.

Cables are very high quality well shielded, can do up to 1920×1440 resolution without ghosting.

Amazing deal, really. Used to be a single high quality KVM cable set was at least $50.

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