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Aten CS-682
6.4 out of 10

Aten CS-682

ATEN’s  CS682  DVI-D KVM represents the ultimate in cable KVMs, Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Works as expected but not on some hardware

Denis D., Newegg
7 June 2015
  • Summary: From wh«t I've read in other reviews, some people had problems with their mouse. I did experience this. I have a Wireless HP combo keyboard/mouse. The mouse was only going up and down, and not left-right. I just used another old Wireless mouse (Logitech) and worked like a breeze with that mouse.
  • Pros: Works pretty good. Wired remote included
  • Cons: Seems to be sensitive on some devices
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Overall 2
2.0

worked OK at first

Leonard W., Newegg
2 June 2015
  • Summary: Beware, ATEN tech support is not helpful at all. They blamed me for user error and my hardware. If my older starview KVM works fine, i'm pretty sure it's not my computer or me. ATEN support is very pessimistic and very unwilling to help. Very disappointed, I will never buy from them again.
  • Pros: worked for several months flawlessly, but then started acting up.
  • Cons: stopped working properly after several months. it would randomly toggle back and forth between my 2 desktops. i've never had this problem when I had my older starview KVM. i updated the firmware and the problem persisted. i've tried setting back to factory default and the problem is still here.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mouse Issues

Nathan G., Newegg
18 April 2015
  • Pros: Everything but the mouse worked great. Solid construction, and the switch has an anti-slip bottom surface.
  • Cons: I've had consistent issues where my mouse doesn't register after bootup. All I have to do is unplug, and replug it in, and then it registers. Doesn't make much sense besides being my computer setup. After the replug, it seems to work fine between computer switches.
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Overall 10
10

Great Product

Lloyd N., Newegg
14 January 2015
  • Summary: Would be even greater if it included a USB port for switching a webcam as well.
  • Pros: Received on time, easy install & set-up. Works as advertised right out of the box. Good quality design and workmanship. Excellent manufacture instructions.
  • Cons: No real cons.
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Overall 2
2.0

Doesn't work

Anonymous, Newegg
10 February 2014
  • Summary: My fault for missing NewEgg's 30-day return policy, but ATEN just shrugged their shoulders and I'm now stuck with a KVM switch that doesn't work. Buyer beware.
  • Pros: None. It didn't work for me.
  • Cons: Tried to connect two Dell Precision workstations running Windows XP. Switching worked fine for the video, but the systems did not recognize the USB keyboard nor mouse connected through the KVM. ATEN tech support blamed it on the systems being incompatible.
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Overall 2
2.0

Defective with other problems!

erik r., Newegg
16 November 2013
  • Summary: maybe i just got unlucky and got a bad switch but the experience was painfull enough i will re-order another DVI switch from another company instead. no more ATEN switches for me. at this price point these switches should be tested before leaving the factory.
  • Pros: Looks nice on desk. Graphic clarity / sharpness of text is very good. really like the addition of the light on the remote switch.
  • Cons: It didn't work on my second pc. worked on the first one but had some trouble at first setting up my wireless mouse and keyboard. eventually it got setup and worked well on pc #1. rebooted into pc #2 for first time and it simply would not recognize my wireless mouse or keyboard. drivers installed ...
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Overall 10
10

Works great!

Douglas R., Newegg
31 July 2013
  • Pros: Had this up and running within minutes after the UPS man dropped it off. Switching between a Mac Mini and a Ubuntu Linux PC. Zero problems. The included small remote was a nice surprise. I didn't realize it came with one. Remote even has a little rubber pad on the bottom to keep from scooting acr...
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

A real convenience

Mr. B., Newegg
23 October 2012
  • Summary: I have this connected to 2 home built computers with Geforce Nvidia cards and the quality of the video is excellent. I've read where people have had problems but I've seen none. I've used all the connections, audio in and out, video, mouse and keyboard and all work well. The audio also is excellent.
  • Pros: Works well. Has a light on the switch to ensure you are looking at correct computer. Has DVI, USB and audio connectors.
  • Cons: I wish cable were longer and more flexible.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent DVI KVM switch

Ted, pcRUSH.com
20 April 2011
  • Summary: Comments about Aten CS682 DVI-D KVM Switch: This is a great KVM switch for DVI sources/monitor combination. I especially like the fast switching speed with a double-click of my trackball's scroll wheel. The video quality is excellent at 1920 x 1200 on my 24" LCD montior. Highly recommended!
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Setup, Highly Compatible
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Overall 10
10

Great Value

Eric R., Newegg
10 April 2011
  • Summary: Not upgradable, only two ports, cables are hard wired to the device. This is definitley a consumer device.
  • Pros: Works well. Compared to other DVI KVM switches this one comes at an excellent price.
  • Cons: No issues at 1mo ownership. Looks like a winner.
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