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Topic # 146906 2-Jun-2014 13:23
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Hello
I have a Manual USB2 KVM Switch which is not working.
It didn't come with any cables but you can supposedly connect x4 pcs to it.
Its a 4 port FJ-4UK model.
Because it didn't come with cables I located a VGA cable and plugged that into the device and the other end to the screen. I then used a USB printer cable and plugged it into one of the USB ports on the device and plugged the other end into the computer. The screen works but Windows says USB device not recognised and last usb device malfunctioned. I am using it with Windows Server 2012
If I plug the device into a windows 7 machine I get an error - unknown device in the device manager.
The keyboard and mouse I have (USB) I plugged into the device but they don't work.
Is windows not recognising the KVM switch because I need special cables or because the device is faulty.
It didn't come with any driver disk.
Thanks


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  Reply # 1058138 2-Jun-2014 18:37
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These USB KVM devices usually have a cable with VGA at one end and VGA + USB at the other end for connecting to the individual PCs. For input there is typically VGA plus individual USB sockets marked as KBD and MSE.

Google for a manual for your device.




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