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Displays Single monitor using shared USB?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Daniel114, 19 Mar 2008.

  1. Daniel114

    Daniel114 What's a Dremel?

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    hello,

    I'm at work at the moment so can't try this out and its bugging me.

    I have a monitor with usb ports that is connected to two PCs, so I was wondering does this mean if I plug in keyboard and mouse to it (via teh monitors USB) I can use the same ones for both PC's (by switching input) or are the USB's linked to just the primary input?

    I'm assuming it should work with both PC's, but like I say I can't test it at the moment and its bugging me

    cheers
     
  2. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    The USB is connected to both PC's?
     
  3. Daniel114

    Daniel114 What's a Dremel?

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    No the USB sockets are on the monitor, the monitor is connected to the two PC's
     
  4. profqwerty

    profqwerty What's a Dremel?

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    What model of monitor is it? Are the pcs using one DVI and one VGA or both DVI?
    How is the monitor connected to the PCs' USB? If it is one cable from the monitor to a computer then is will always be on that. If there is a separate cable to each PC from the monitor then it stands to reason that it wouold switch according to the input...
     
  5. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Yes, but the USB sockets are for a hub internal to the monitor. That hub needs connecting to the PC. It'll only work with one PC I would have thought.
     
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