Use Single Keyboard & Mouse with multiple CPUs or Computers

Share single Keyboard & Mouse with 2 or more Computers using Free Software

Use Single Keyboard & Mouse with multiple CPUs or Computers

      There are many situations where a user needs to use a single keyboard & mouse with 2 or 3 computers or CPUs (with either one monitor or more than one monitor). Is this kind of setup possible? Yes. It is possible with either using a software or hardware. Both the approaches have its own pros and cons.

Share Keyboard & Mouse using Software

      There are many free and licensed software available to download to make use of single keyboard & mouse with 2 or more computers.

Share single Keyboard & Mouse with 2 or more Computers using Free Software

Share single Keyboard & Mouse with 2 or more Computers using Free Software

Software – Input Director & Synergy
Share Keyboard & Mouse using KVM Switch(Hardware)

      There is a special hardware called KVM Switch which can be used to share single keyboard, single mouse and single monitor with multiple CPUs. The number of CPUs that can share the same keyboard, mouse and monitor depends on the cost and specificaiton of KVM switch.

Share single Keyboard & Mouse with 2 or more Computers using KVM Switch

Share single Keyboard & Mouse with 2 or more Computers using KVM Switch

      A KVM switch costs around Rs 2500 in India which can share same keyboard, mouse and a monitor with 4 CPUs.

TypeProCon
SoftwareFree
Share Keyboard & Mouse
Cannot share Monitor
KVM SwitchShare Keyboard, Mouse & MonitorNot Free

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