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Old 05-19-2012, 04:00 PM
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Unhappy K90 Not working through KVM switch

Greetings -

I have an alienware M17x laptop, connected to an IOGEAR DVI 2 port KVM switch. running Windows 7 64 bit ultra. I also have a home built box running XP. I have my mouse plugged into the keyboard.

When I plug the keyboard directly into the KVM switch it does not work but the mouse does. If I plug the keyboard directly into the laptop or the desktop the keyboard works fine and the mouse continues to work.

I have tried the following trouble shooting:

1. loaded the software - no change
2. rebooted the laptop - no change
3. swiched around the keyboard and mouse connections on the kvm swich - no change - mouse continues to work however.
4. I swap out to a wireless USB keyboard plugged directly into the KVM switch and it works fine. So I KNOW it is not the KVM swith.

I am guessing something in the wiring of the keyboard portion of the cable coming from the keyboard is switched or doesn't exist. I like the keyboard and would hate to take it back but I really need it to work with this KVM switch. anyone have any ideas?
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:35 PM
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We have seen our devices work, and sometimes not work with KVM switches. Our devices use 16BIT which is sometimes not supported by KVM as of yet.
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