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IOGEAR 4-Port KVMP Switch with USB 2.0 Hub and Audio GCS1804 (Black)

3.9 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

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  • 4-Port KVMP switch with stereo audio ports and an integrated 2-port USB 2.0 hub
  • Integrated 2-port USB 2.0 hub is available for each computer to share multiple peripherals connected directly to the hub or via daisy chaining external powered USB 2.0 hubs
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Product Description

Capacity: 4-port

IOGear GCS1804 4 Port KVMP Switch with 2.1 Audio is a 4-port KVMP switch with stereo audio ports and an integrated 2-port USB 2.0 hub. Now, users can control up to four computers and share two additional USB peripherals from a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse console. It features the patented asynchronous switching, which allows the user to independently switch applications between the connected computers. You can run an application on one computer while running another application on the other. Moreover, the integrated 2-port USB 2.0 hub is available for each computer to share multiple peripherals connected directly to the hub or via daisy chaining external powered USB 2.0 hubs. Access to such peripherals is performed on a one-at-a-time basis. Additionally, the display emulation technology makes the switch intelligent to read and remember the monitor optimal display parameters and refresh rate. The audio ports allow for connecting powered PC speakers for stereo sound and a single microphone for audio input/output to each computer.

Product Information

Capacity:4-port
Product Dimensions 13 x 8.5 x 4.2 inches
Item Weight 4.9 pounds
Shipping Weight 5.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B0018O7T42
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Item model number GCS1804
National Stock Number 5930-01-602-4370
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3.9 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #350 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > KVM Switches
#1,162 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > External Components
Date first available at Amazon.com August 22, 2003

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Size: 4-port
I just recently bought this KVMP (Keyboard, Video, Mouse, Peripherals) Switch and it works seamlessly. I have three XP boxes and one Ubuntu computer hooked up to it. In the future, I plan to replace one of the XP boxes with a Mac Mini, which should integrate fine.

[Well, I bought the Mac Mini, and it works perfectly! When I plugged everything into the Mac Mini, I turned on my LCD monitor, pushed the button above the port on the KVMP switch a few seconds, so that is showed everything switching to that port on the screen, and then turned on the Mac Mini for the first time, and mouse worked right away. For the keyboard, I had to follow some simple instructions on the screen coming from the Mac Mini in order for it to recognize the Ansi PC based Keyboard, and that worked also. If I put the Mac Mini to sleep, it will awake if I move the mouse or type the keyboard unless I change the focus of the KVMP switch to point to another port, like one of my off XP boxes. Make sure you buy a $19 Apple Mini DVI to VGA Adapter to hook it up to the KVMP switch. the Mac Mini comes with a Mini DVI to DVI Adapter, which you cannot use for this KVMP switch. Also be sure to read the instructions: You can have the Mac Mini stand right side up or on its side, but not upside down and you should avoid putting anything on top of it, or it will interfere with the electronics inside.]

There are no problems with mouse or keyboard in switching from XP to Ubuntu Linux, as there were in my previous KVM switch. Also, this is the first time I got to hear the sound on my Ubuntu computer when starting up (a brief African theme tune). The switch takes one set of stereo speakers with a single jack, colored green, along with a microphone jack, colored pink.
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Size: 2-port Verified Purchase
This unit replaces an IOGear Minview I had for years that just kept working with higher-resolution monitors and new versions of Windows that it wasn't rated for. Finally, though, a finicky new Dell Latitude and a 1920 x 1080 external monitor got it confused. Now, with the new switch, I can start either machine first, and I never have a problem recognizing the display resolution or getting the mouse to work.

I purposely got one with a built-in USB hub because I anticipated that the switch would have trouble with my enhanced keyboard. The dedicated USB keyboard and mouse ports just handle plain old keyboards and mice. Programmable mouse buttons tend not to work, and neither do media keys, etc., on keyboards. According to IOGear, the problem is that every manufacturer has its own closely guarded way of implementing these things. This is awkward for me because I use a keyboard with an integrated trackpad (in addition to a separate track ball device: spreads the work for wrist, elbow, and shoulder), and the switch won't support this extra functionality. Again, because this keyboard has its own way of doing things, the switch doesn't recognize the key sequences (e.g., Scroll Lock|Scroll Lock|Enter) to tell the switch to switch things. (I can reach over and press a button on the device, but that's a stretch, and the keyboard commands are a lot more nuanced.)

My workaround is to plug the USB track ball into the dedicated mouse port to take advantage of IOGear's mouse emulation. This fools computers into thinking they have your undivided attention so that they don't have trouble making the mouse work again when you sneak back. And I plug my fancy Adesso keyboard into a regular USB port on the back so it gets shared as a regular USB device.
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Size: 4-port Verified Purchase
Eliminates many problems I've found with non-powered KVM switches: interference with Windows audio; intermittent failure; incompatibility with Linix and Mac; stingy cables. Mostly the operation is trouble-free. An exception: on occasion I've had trouble "waking up" the keyboard-mouse operation. Repeated switching back and forth usually solves this. One complaint: the port for updating the firmware requires a serial port connection. Anyone with a computer made in this century will have to buy some sort of converter in order to do this.
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Size: 4-port
I could have purchased a 4-port KVM switch for a lot less, but, the IOGEAR GCS1804 had gotten some pretty good reviews on the Internet and the specs looked good. When I took it out of the box I was impressed. Stylish looks, solid feel, heavy construction and very nice cables - a real quality piece of work. Boy, I really wanted to like this switch. I have a cheap 2-port Airlink KVM/audio switch that has served me well for a couple of years, but, I recently added a new laptop to the stable so I needed more ports. I had occassionally gotten an Out of Range error message with the Airlink and my HP desktop, but, a quick reboot would correct the problem. The error occurred maybe once every 10 or 12 startups - a nuisance but workable. With the IOGEAR swithc I could not get my HP desktop to synch with my monitor - period. Tried everything - updated drivers, booted at low res, you name it. I could never get the monitor to sychn throught the IOGEAR switch. Also, with my new ASUS laptop, the cheapo Airlink switch works fine in dual monitor mode. I have complete flexibility to select resolutions on both the LCD monitor and the laptop screen. When connected through the IOGEAR switch I could only get 2 or 3 low resolution setting to work. I am using a wireless keyboard and mouse which has a single wireless USB receiver. Again, the old Airlink works fine. The IOGEAR was finicky and required constant resetting of the connection between the mouse and the receiver. If this switch works for you in your particular environment I recommend it for the quality construction. It is a beautiful piece of gear. But, with my combination of monitors, keyboard, mouse and computers it was diffult at best and totally nonfunctional with one of my PCs. I am going to exchange it for an elcheapo 4-port switch that, hopefully, works!!!
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