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ATEN 2 Port USB KVM

Code: A56GU

  • Operate two Macs or PCs via one keyboard, mouse and monitor
  • Compatible with USB and PS2 keyboards and mice
  • Two front USB ports to share USB peripherals
  • Add a USB hub to share more peripherals
  • Ultimate in KVM convenience
  • Switch PCs with a hotkey function
  • Desktop range - 2 KVM cables supplied
  • Easy installation: no software required
  • Limited stock may be available in some stores. Call us on 0844 557 6000 to check

Product details

ATEN 2 Port USB KVM

• Operate two Macs or PCs via one keyboard, mouse and monitor
• Compatible with USB and PS2 keyboards and mice
• Two front USB ports to share USB peripherals
• Add a USB hub to share more peripherals
• Ultimate in KVM convenience
• Switch PCs with a hotkey function
• Desktop range - 2 KVM cables supplied
• Easy installation: no software required

I have just done a new build and my old KVM switch causes a lot of screen shimmer poss. due to technology moving on will this cause the same problem both machines run windows 7 Pro 64Bit

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-03

I have two PC's, both run Windows. One has windows XP, the other has Windows 10. I mainly want to use my print/scanner on both machines. Will the 2 port USB KVM handle this?

Asked by: Baxtonmoor
The KVM switch would allow you to connect and run two computers from one set of peripherals so would work with a printer as well, but is more designed for use with input controls such as keyboard and mouse as well as VGA monitor connection. If your printer is close enough to a router for this to be an option, a single unit print server maybe better, allowing simultaneous access to any device connected to the network without the need to physically switch the input device like you would with the KVM. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/tp-link-single-usb20-port-fast-ethernet-print-server-a42lq
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-01-22

I have a wireless USB keyboard/mouse combo (Microsoft unit) - can this KVM handle this or does it need separate (wired) USB keyboard and mouse?

Asked by: richard
Well, I can answer it myself (having purchased the item in the meantime). Yes, it works quite happily with the receiver plugged into the USB keyboard socket.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2015-09-13

Will this switch still work if one of the PCs goes into Sleep mode? So when I switch over to the sleeping PC will it pick up mouse movements or keyboard presses to wake the PC up? Similarly can I add a second PC 'on the fly' if I am just using one?

Asked by: BlackPhi
Yes this item should work fine with a PC in sleep mode.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-09-02

I wish to connect my laptop (HDMI only) and my computer (VGA only) via this hub, is this possible?

Asked by: VeltaK
It's not I'm afraid , it has no HDMI connection , we don't do one that can suport VGA and HDMI, it's one or the other : http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/aten-2-port-usb-20hdmi-kvm-n10nr
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2015-07-17

Providing I purchase the necessary cables, can I connect it up using only the VGA [ports?
Asked by: Anonymous
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.~DH
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

Does this KVM support audio as well as keyboard/video/mouse?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately not
Answered by: DM
Date published: 2015-07-17

does this product come with all the required cables
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this product does include that
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17
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A56GU ATEN 2 Port USB KVM (1+) £22.99

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