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IOGEAR GCS1802
6.3 out of 10

IOGEAR GCS1802

2-port KVMP switch w/ built-in 2-port High Speed USB 2.0 hub * Read more

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Reviews and Problems with IOGEAR GCS1802

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Overall 2
2.0

Didn't work as expected

David C., Newegg
4 February 2015
  • Summary: I was using the IOGEAR GCS632U which worked very well and I highly recommend. If you use a wireless keyboard mouse combination with one usb into the KVM you can use the remaining port for the printer, but it was only USB 1 so windows would throw a communications error which was just annoying to me.
  • Pros: Sound and video shared between computers Standard functionality of keyboard and mouse shared between two computers (see specifics in "Cons")
  • Cons: This KVM was purchased for the company I work for, but I'm using my account to rate the product. Printer on USB 2.0 port never worked on second computer (yes all the drivers were up to date): Tried two different computers and still never worked. It did work on the primary computer. When I would p...
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Overall 10
10

Exactly what I needed

Steven C., Newegg
24 April 2013
  • Summary: You get what you pay for.
  • Pros: After screwing around with the junk that's out there in endless frustration of "it maketh me lie down beneath my desk connecting and disconnecting wires", I could tell instantly that this was a solid piece of work. I had one of the one-piece IOGear things that sort of worked until I unplugged my ...
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 8
8.0

Even a non-tech person can set this up

Lil, B&H Photo
2 February 2011
  • Excerpt: I am a total non-tech person. I wanted two computers to share a monitor, mouse, and keyboard but didn't even know such a product existed until a friend clued me in. I was able to connect the monitor, mouse, and keyboard and switch quickly and easily between the two computers.
  • Pros: Can use USB andor PS2, Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: Post set-up documentation
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid construction

lorenzo b, B&H Photo
13 January 2011
  • Excerpt: good shielded metal box
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection
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Overall 10
10

An Excellent KVMP Switch

Denny Crane, Esq., B&H Photo
4 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Pros: Solid construction, with a practical design. It took me about 30 minutes to set it up, working very methodically and routing cables through a furniture piece. It worked from the moment I powered up the two computers.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection, Smart Features
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Overall 10
10

Excellent KVMP Switch

Anonymous, Newegg
24 September 2010
  • Summary: I am very happy with the switch. I have nearly instantaneous access to two computers, including 15 years of appointments, phone calls, and data stored in my DayTimer program.
  • Pros: Solid construction, with a practical design. It took me about 30 minutes to set it up, working very methodically and routing cables through a furniture piece. It worked from the moment I powered up the two computers. I have to manually switch the old Toshiba laptop to activate its external VGA po...
  • Cons: The print in the manual is fairly small. I used a magnifying glass, even with progressive contact lenses on. On the other hand, that saves on paper. Also, despite the rubber feet, the case can rock ever so slightly. However, with all the cables attached, it is rock solid in one place.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent KVM

Ron G., Newegg
5 November 2009
  • Summary: How could Logitech and these manufacturers of KVM's not get together and figure out a way to make these devices work properly? Its just a mouse for pete's sake. Also, people get used to mapping the buttons on the mouse, and people have multiple computers, I don't know how or why someone hasn't...
  • Pros: Solidly Constructed Unit, Excellent Fit and Finish, the custom cables are high quality and the VGA Cable connector has knobs on the connector making it easy to secure the vga cables. I am giving this a 4 because were it not for the problems below I would keep this unit. I am nonetheless returning...
  • Cons: This unit does not work with a logitech VX Revolution Mouse, with or without Mouse Emulation enabled. Also, I thought I would use the usb peripheral sharing port in the event that the mouse was not recognized through the actual console mouse port. But this also does not work. The issue of Logitec...
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