[Q] (Slightly OT) KVM Over CAT5 or Other....

Andrew Smith andrew at coolchilli.com
Sat Nov 2 15:12:56 EST 2002

I use Serverlink 4 way cpu switches, about $400 inc cables from places like
PC Connections in Weston (ACT).  With a good quality VGA cable you might get
that distance and still read the picture :)

Serverlink's are cheaper than Blackbox and just as good, even made in OZ I
believe.  They allow for on screen naming of each machine, support different
meece and have keyboard menu hotkeys.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Donovan J. Edye" <d.edye at bigfoot.com>
To: "Linux List" <linux at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002 11:36 PM
Subject: [Q] (Slightly OT) KVM Over CAT5 or Other....

> G'Day,
> Aside from my Linux boxes I have 2 Windoze (one for work and the other my
> wifes). What I want to do however is just have a monitor, keyboard, mouse
> my desk and my wife's and locate the physical boxes about 20-30m (CAT5
> run) away in another room. (This will help cut down the noise of running 2
> boxes 24/7) I know such products exist and was wondering if anyone had any
> suggestions or recommendations. Now if I could squeeze a USB hub on as
> then the possibilities are endless. ;-)
> Any pointers, suggestions greatly appreciated.
> -- Donovan
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