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IOGEAR GCS1102
6.4 out of 10

IOGEAR GCS1102

One console controls 2 USB DVI computers Single link DVI Read more

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Reviews and Problems with IOGEAR GCS1102

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Overall 10
10

Works Perfectly

Francis K., Newegg
17 May 2015
  • Pros: Works just the way you'd expect a KVM switch to. Having previously used other KVM switches that dropped their video when switching and hung up a PC when booting if not selected before booting this is a welcome change. Just does what its supposed to do.
  • Cons: A bit expensive and New Egg doesn't carry the cables to connect it to the PC's. You can order the cables on their site but they are sold and shipped by a third party vendor. Doesn't seem to make sense to sell the switch but not the cables.
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Overall 2
2.0

Setup for failure

William E., Newegg
12 January 2015
  • Summary: If you have a mouse and keyboard that work with this switch, it works pretty well. But figuring out if you have a compatible keyboard and mouse appears to be nearly impossible.
  • Pros: This device is built like a tank. From my experience with the 4 port version of the switch I used in a different installation, I know that if you can get these switches to work, they are smooth and trouble free once you get them up and running.
  • Cons: I know from experience that setting up an IOGEAR switch can be a challenge. The best setup procedures (search on boot with focus) aren't in the manual. You have to go online to find the procedure. I followed the boot with focus setup procedure and it became obvious pretty quickly that the keyboar...
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Overall 6
6.0

It's OK, does the job, but with caveats

rcgtrrz, Amazon
31 August 2014
  • Summary: Pros – Priced right; seems to be a solidly built unit; comes with cables; instructions are fairly easy to follow; setup is not complex. Cons – Switching by tapping the SCRLK key does not work.
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Overall 10
10

Very nice

Mr. B., Newegg
21 August 2014
  • Summary: I'm using the cables with item number N82E16812225037. My monitor is 1280x1024 so I can't speak to whether or not this device works well at full dual link DVI resolution.
  • Pros: Solid case, works as described without any negative surprises. Video is as clear as it was with direct connections. Sound comes through clear without any added noise or bleed from the other channel and switches without any "pop" or anything.
  • Cons: None noticed.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice KVM, Bad Luck!!

jonkjon, Amazon
17 August 2014
  • Summary: I had been using an old ps2/vga KVM switch for years and finally tired of having to use adapters, monitor button pressing and all kinds of things to keep my system running. I finally bit the bullet and purchased the GCS1104 to accommodate my new office.
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Overall 10
10

Good switch

Ryan L, Amazon
6 August 2014
  • Summary: My wife starting working from home, so I needed a switch to allow her to switch from my desktop to her laptop dock so she could use our office desk during the day for work. We have a dual monitor setup, but I opted to get a single monitor switch and we hook up the second monitor where the desktop...
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Overall 6
6.0

New design is inconvenient

BC, B&H Photo
5 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Works fine with four computers and an HP ZR2740w dual link monitor. I had Iogear's previous version which was not dual link so I had to get this to use with my new higher resolution monitor.
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Overall 2
2.0

Works well if you use Iogear products. but NOT if it isn't IOGEAR.

Kamemaster, Amazon
23 July 2014
  • Summary: Works fine if you have a Iogear mouse and keyboard. Does not work well with other brand keyboards or wireless mice. Not happy that I can not use with my SILENT mice or Silent keyboard. Upgraded to this DVI model from a Belkin 4 port switcher. The DVI was the decider of getting this.
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Overall 8
8.0

Asked customer support about wireless mouse and keyboard compatibility with ...

elite555guardian, Amazon
12 July 2014
  • Summary: Asked customer support about wireless mouse and keyboard compatibility with my Logitech K800 and M310, but only got a "Due to the large number of manufacturer's and each manufacturer's wide range of models it is impossible to maintain any meaningful compatibility list.
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Overall 10
10

I love it

TAC, Amazon
10 July 2014
  • Summary: It has been working perfectly! Now I can easily toggle my Cintiq between my iMac and Windows workstation. It's a production artist's dream setup. It took me a little while to figure out that clicking the buttons vs.
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