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Iogear-gcs1732.2504993
4.1 out of 10

IOGEAR GCS1732

Complete keyboard and mouse emulation for error free booting * Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Updated

Jared W., Newegg
25 October 2013
  • Summary: It would be nice to have mounting brackets for this to screw the unit onto a surface, or mount it to a wall. The included stand is okay, but with the amount of pressure needed for the buttons, it's kind of rendered useless as you need two hands to support it with the weight of the cables.
  • Pros: Did what it should, easy to set up.
  • Cons: one of the buttons broke after 3 months. It's permanently stuck inside the unit. I wouldn't recommend this for a commercial application. I use this in my lab so that each staff member can access their individual computers while saving space with one monitor/kb/mouse solution. You have to press the buttons with a decent amount of pressure and hold it for it to actually switch the USB peripherals over with the kvm components. Apparently they're not supported very durabl...
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Overall 10
10

works good

Dave P., Newegg
10 June 2012
  • Pros: Finally found a KVM switch that works with the Logitech illuminated keyboard. Neither keyboard nor mouse were initially recognized but I switched both to the USB hub ports, booted up both computers and then moved mouse and keyboard to correct USB ports. Button on unit must be held over 2 seconds to switch USB and audio between computers. A quick tap of the button will not switch the audio.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Works Great, Happy Camper!

Anonymous, Newegg
1 April 2011
  • Summary: Overall, very pleased with this KVM. I think I could have got the printer issue fixed if I would have messed with it long enough, but no need to. As far as the Wireless Keyboard and Mouse not working, its ok. I purchased this Microsoft Combo from Newegg about 5 years ago, so its pretty old and dont expect the greatest compatabilty with such old hardware. This product impressed me so much, Im going to order another one today for another set of PC's!
  • Pros: Great Plug n Play features, No software required, workes perfect! Switches much faster then what I thought it would. I really like the fact that one pc can be downloading a file, doing a virus scan, etc while the other is doing something different.. Hot plugging works as advertised and so do the Hot Keys! Switches audio great as well!
  • Cons: It dident like the Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo that I used at first. The Keyboard would work, but the Mouse would not. No matter what USB Port I tired. I suspect its because this combo had only one USB connection for the transmitter. Tried a wired usb mouse with the wireless mouse and the mouse would move by itself to the right of the screen. Ended up connecting a New Microsoft Wired Keyboard and Mouse, and now it works fine. Did have an issue with the...
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Overall 2
2.0

Windows 7 INCOMPATIBILTY

Anonymous, Newegg
5 March 2011
  • Summary: I gave one egg due to the lack of much needed info listed here in the product description. Don't get me wrong here. I've been a customer of Newegg since 2002. But if they are going to sell products like this without any warnings, that's what they get. Needless to say, I can't even return this for a refund so I am stuck with it.
  • Pros: I have a windows XP machine where this particular switch works great on. Plug it in and it does what it should
  • Cons: I also have a Windows 7 64bit that I wanted to have on the other side. Unfortunately, and even after calling IOGEAR Support, this KVM switch does not work as I was expecting it too. I asked specifically for a switch that was cross compatible between the two operating systems. THIS ONE is what they recommended. So I bought it. Needless to say the machine I was building at the time fell in the INTEL/SATA3/P67 motherboard issue and I had to send back the motherboard. Ove...
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Overall 10
10

Great stuff

Anonymous, Newegg
24 July 2010
Overall 8
8.0

Good, but not USB 2.0

Matt B., Newegg
5 March 2010
  • Summary: I was happy to see this work right out of the box. I have two laptops that I wanted to connect to my 22" monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse, Razer Naga gaming mouse, and Logitech G13 gamepad. Neither the G13 nor the Naga mouse worked when plugged into the keyboard or mouse ports, which didn't suprise me. They work fine on the rear USB ports.
  • Pros: Small, easy setup, works out of the box, cables included.
  • Cons: Not USB 2.0, sometimes changes monitor resolution when switching. Front keyboard and mouse ports are too deep for my wireless USB adapter
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Overall 6
6.0

Button #2 Failing

Jeff S., Newegg
2 March 2010
  • Summary: I'd like to get the button fixed but dread having to send it back for repair and be without it....ugh!
  • Pros: Overall not a bad unit. Installation is easy. I only use the two buttons in the front and not any of the soft keys. I have it working with my laptop running XP and with my desktop running Fedora 12.
  • Cons: Button #2 works but is compressed. I have to press hard to make it work. I never could get sound to work between two XP systems nor between my XP and Fedora systems.
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Overall 10
10

IOGEAR GCS1732

Anonymous, Newegg
17 November 2008
  • Pros: Worked perfectly! I have a client with a dual PC setup with PS2 ports on one of them and USB on the other. Also, his requirement was for no lag when switching between computers. I couldnt put a usb keyboard on the PS2 machine due to other technological reasons so I needed a switch that would support both. I did have to buy an additional cable to support this function. It worked perfectly out of the box and since it's an Active switch-self powered-it maintains KVM conn...
  • Cons: many soft key options for the KVM switch that include switching KVM but not the Audio, or switching KM and not Video, etc.. but I found it a little annoying you could disable soft keys by hitting ctrl ctrl then scrl lck scrl lck. To undo the soft key disable mode I had to manually hit the switch ports manually then soft keys start working fine again. The other goofy thing is, it uses the same firmware as their 4 or more port systems so it offers features to switch by ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome KVM

Edgar D., Newegg
30 June 2008
  • Summary: That USB issue *might* be related to where I bought it. I went to F.ry's and bought it for the same price and the packaging looks different. I'd like to know if in fact the one purchased here is USB 2.0.
  • Pros: No issues with my wireless Microsoft mouse. Switches over very quickly, keyboard shortcut works everytime. Cables are detachable and has a usb hub so sharing things like flash drives etc are not a problem.
  • Cons: The description here says it's USB 2.0, it's in fact 1.1. That is the reason for an egg deduction. I checked their site for some kind of firmware upgrade but there isn't any. A bit expensive compared to others however it works very well
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Overall 10
10

IOGEAR MiniView GCS1732 KVM Switch

jhws, Overstock
9 April 2008
  • Summary: This little box works like a charm in connecting an older PC, a newer PC and one monitor!
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