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Topic # 179313 3-Sep-2015 17:07
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I often do work from home. I have a PC with a dual 24" monitors, and also a docking station for my work laptop. I use VGA inputs on the screens for the work stuff, and DVI for home, and can setup either PC to output to any screen. Someone work to both, sometimes home to both, sometimes one each.

At the moment I have one keyboard and mouse for each PC, but I'd like to use something like Synergy or Mouse without Borders to share a single KB and mouse across the two seamlessly. I've tried both, and the issue I have is that as soon as I connect to my corporate VPN, it seems to take over ALL traffic and the PCs can't see each other on the network anymore.

I have two network adapters (Wired and wireless), but even if I know the VPN is connected via the wired connection, I still can't see the LAN even via the wireless network.

Anyone have any tips that might help me get local connectivity going so I can share the mouse/KB? My plan B is to just get a USB KVM swtich and use a hotkey switching to share the same KB/mouse, but I am hoping there is a better solution.




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  Reply # 1379295 3-Sep-2015 17:15
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If the corp VPN hijacks all the IP space (sounds like it does) you are a bit stuck.  Synergy (for example) will work only if the machines can actually talk to one another on the LAN.

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  Reply # 1379377 3-Sep-2015 19:57
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Would a KVM switch work?
I am not sure if they even make them any more but you could just use the K/M ports on one.

If your keyboard and mouse are USB then perhaps they make more modern USB switchers.
The last KVM switch I saw was only compatible with PS2 but it took a USB from each box to power itself.




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Oooh here we go

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=KVMATN0022&name=ATEN-CS22U-Economy-2-port-KVM-switch-USB-VGA-Cable 

You just plug your keyboard and mouse into it, and then two usb cables into each computer/box

Press the button, and the unit will "unplug" your keyboard and mouse from one, and plug it into the other, or vice versa.

It does the same with the VGA video but you wont be using that by the sound of it.




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The VPN doesn't allow split tunnelling? If not you'll have to work out something else.
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  Reply # 1379417 3-Sep-2015 21:42
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davidcole: The VPN doesn't allow split tunnelling? If not you'll have to work out something else.
. There might be a settling somewhere.


No, I believe this is prevented for "security reasons"




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ajobbins:
davidcole: The VPN doesn't allow split tunnelling? If not you'll have to work out something else.
. There might be a settling somewhere.


No, I believe this is prevented for "security reasons"


Bloody security.

A really roundabout way would be to ssh or vpn from work machine to hone machine and use synergy. Or a physical Kvm.




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  Reply # 1379442 3-Sep-2015 22:57
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davidcole:
ajobbins:
davidcole: The VPN doesn't allow split tunnelling? If not you'll have to work out something else.
. There might be a settling somewhere.


No, I believe this is prevented for "security reasons"


Bloody security.

A really roundabout way would be to ssh or vpn from work machine to hone machine and use synergy. Or a physical Kvm.


I already have an SSH tunnel to my home network - but I can't seem to get Synergy of MWB to route traffic down the tunnel as they have no options to specify a proxy server




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