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D-Link KVM-221
4.4 out of 10

D-Link KVM-221

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Overall 8
8.0

Attach it to something firm.

punk210350, Ebay
6 February 2012
  • Summary: This KVM221 works well, but due to the heavy cables, it needs to be firmly attached to something solid (otherwise it will move all over).
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Overall 2
2.0

Ok for standard setups.

Brian W., Newegg
19 October 2011
  • Summary: Got this from another retailer cheaper and was a little leary about the single usb throughput for both mice and keyboard. My concerns were confirmed as it does not work with my logitech gaming mouse.
  • Pros: Works with standard no frills keyboard and mice. Audio works.
  • Cons: Does not work with logitech gaming mice such as MX518
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Overall 2
2.0

Fundamentally Flawed

J S., Newegg
19 October 2010
  • Summary: I am rather surprised that D-Link unleashed this particular design on the market - it should never have been manufactured at all - bad design - bad management - bad quality control - all contributed to make this the wosrt KVM that I've ever worked with
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Doesn't work with most wireless keyboards and mice - tried just about every combination of USB wired mouse and keyboard - found none that would work reliably - get missed clicks and repeating characters and dropped characters - video seems ok most of the time
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Overall 2
2.0

D-link=Epic Fail! Again..

Rigoberto H., Newegg
28 June 2010
  • Summary: Put simply, this product gives a new meaning to "epic fail". I can't believe D-link would release a product like this, i will never buy a product by them again. I bought it at a local retailer and returned it the same day.
  • Pros: None since it doesn't work as advertised.
  • Cons: My Logitech G9 doesn't work with it. It outputs video with a black bar on the side with my 1920x1200 Samsung. It outputs a very audible static noise through my Logitech Z-2300 speakers. Only thing that works is my keyboard.
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Overall 4
4.0

Had potential.. but didn't work for me.

Ashley S., Newegg
17 February 2010
  • Summary: Unplug the keyboard, it seems to be working fine. However that defeats the purpose. What several other reviewers have said about keyboard incompatibility seem to be true. I have not noticed any flickering on the video, and have not listened to the audio quality closely.
  • Pros: -Great price -Would have done audio routing
  • Cons: -Does not like fancy keyboards, even my "barely multimedia" HP-0841.
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Overall 10
10

Works Just Like You Would Expect

Daniel R., Newegg
25 January 2010
  • Summary: NewEgg had it here in a day.
  • Pros: This is a straightforward device that works. Connections are switched almost immediately using either the hardware button or the ScrolLock hotkey. At the moment I am using it without the video switch just sharing a K&M (and speakers) between an AMD tower and a Dell notebook. No issues. Plugged it...
  • Cons: No Cons
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Piece of Equipment

Jeremy M., Newegg
23 December 2009
  • Pros: I've had this switch for about 4years, and it has worked perfectly. There's really not much more to say about it. I use it to switch between two Dell desktops running XP. Setup is also easy.
  • Cons: None that I know of.
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Overall 4
4.0

Non-Wireless Devices Only

Leon W., Newegg
8 September 2009
  • Pros: Works good for wired mouse or wired keyboard.
  • Cons: Only works with WIRED devices, will NOT work with WIRELESS keyboard or mouse. Must restart to switch main monitor.
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Overall 4
4.0

Glitchy with Mac hardware

Aylwin L., Newegg
17 August 2009
  • Summary: I've been using the IOGEAR GCS22u and it's been working great for me.
  • Pros: Supports sound, only uses 1 USB port.
  • Cons: Super glitchy with a Mac and Linux box, with a Mac Adesso keyboard and Logitech MX 1000 mouse. Couldn't switch machines while both were plugged in - but when I unplugged and plugged in the keyboard port, it would switch.
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Overall 4
4.0

Addendum

Frederick M., Newegg
22 May 2008
  • Summary: The best thing about the D-Link is the audio switching (or not) and the long cables. That's about all. Look elsewhere.
  • Pros: I do like the way that you can switch video only or video with audio. That's handy if you want to listen to media from one PC while working on the other.
  • Cons: I wish I could append my earlier post. If I could I would add that it began acting flaky prior to ripping it out and would get stuck on a character, requiring a manual switch to get it unstuck. It was like you held a key down continuously. It started occasional dropping of keystrokes too. Since r...
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