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How do these USB KVMs work?

  1. I need a USB KVM switch, and am about to buy an Iogear GCS42UW6 (unless someone suggests it's not good), but I'm not sure why it works for the USB parts. The mouse & keyboard USBs plug into the KVM, fine so far, but there's only one USB per computer going from the KVM to each computer. So how can one USB work for a mouse and keyboard? Is the KVM acting as a USB hub?

    To see a photo of the entire package goolge: Iogear GCS42UW6 Compact KVM Switch tigerdirect

    Thanks,
    Paul
     
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Hi

    we use these in Lidl stores and they work fine, the KVM switch merely moves the mouse and keyboard between 2 outputs, windows works out that they are USB devices and installs them them accordingly.
     

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