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6.4 out of 10

StarTech SV1107IPEXT

The SV1107IPEXT 1 Port Server Remote Control IP KVM with Virtual Read more

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Overall 8

Easy to use, and mouse is fine if you know how

Anonymous, Newegg
13 June 2013
  • Summary: The mouse precision thing is OK once you know how. On your local computer (the computer running the StarTech client app), check in your mouse settings, Pointer Options section, to see that the option for 'enhance pointer precision' is NOT ticked. On your remote computer (the computer that the StarTech is plugged into), check in your mouse settings, Pointer Options section, to see that the option for 'enhance pointer precision' is NOT ticked.
  • Pros: Easy to use. Cost-effective. Does what it is supposed to (gives you remote access to your keyboard, video, and mouse, over TCP/IP). If you are in a situation where you can't be at the computer, and you need to do things that can't be done with Remote Desktop (e.g. stuff at the BIOS level), this unit is a real problem-solver.
  • Cons: It needs JavaScript enabled for it to work, but it doesn't warn you if you haven't got JavaScript enabled in your browser. The GUI is not nice. There is no 'OK' button to apply the settings - instead there is an 'Apply' graphic (arrow) on the left hand side of the page, which does what you would expect an 'OK' button would do (apply and save your settings). Every time you change something, you need to click on 'Apply' for it to take effect.
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Overall 2


Barry B., Newegg
4 March 2013
  • Summary: never again will I buy this brand
  • Pros: you can at least connect
  • Cons: horrible! mouse is way off. keys stick. type something and you will get somethingggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg annoying
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Overall 2

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
1 October 2012
  • Pros: Inexpensive and does work at least for keyboard control
  • Cons: Mouse support needs major re-coding. Your local mouse could be in the middle of the screen and your remote mouse could be off in some corner.
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Overall 6

Mouse control is terrible

Justin F., Newegg
21 September 2012
  • Summary: They should open source this so that some real developers can make it work properly. Whoever wrote the code for this is does not understand how to make a refined product.
  • Pros: Conceptually this is a great product.
  • Cons: Like other have said the implementation is lacking. Mouse control is awful. There are no firmware updates and no one working on any. The virtual media feature is flaky, it keeps disconnecting if the remote machine tries to do a write.
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Overall 4

Firmware desperately needs an update

Scott F., Newegg
17 July 2011
  • Summary: I bought this so that I could work on customer's equipment at my office overnight and over the weekends without going back to the office to check on status and take subsequent steps. I would have liked to port forward it through my firewall for optimum performance, but due to the fact that security changes flat out don't work I couldn't set it up that way. Video does work well but mouse control is virtually useless due to horrible inaccuracy.
  • Pros: Inexpensive and does work at least for keyboard control.
  • Cons: Mouse 'control' is anything but controlled. While you can move the mouse it is extremely delayed and has absolutely no accuracy. Can't change default login credentials and added credentials don't work, so if you want to port forward to this anybody that wants into just has to look up the defaults on the web to get into it.
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Overall 4

Painful to use

David C., Newegg
13 November 2009
  • Summary: I thought that this might be a good remote support tool to allow a remote support engineer to troubleshoot a problematic PC where the OS is not functional. This isn't the product, unfortunately. You can't use the word "g-o-d" in Newegg reviews. That's ridiculous.
  • Pros: * Easy Setup * Displays video reasonably well up to 1280x1024 x 75 Hz * Would probably work fine with a character interface
  • Cons: * Mousing is so incredibly awful it's all but unusual (Perhaps I'm spoiled by using Avocent / Dell KVMs which have better mouse support over a remote connection than this does with local Ethernet) * Virtual Media REQUIRES A USB DRIVE! (This is just a USB over Ethernet feature, no ISO support) * Some features (like hotkeys, are needlessly convoluted * The documentation is riddled with errors (not the least of which using the wrong default IP 80-90% of the time) * Stati...
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Overall 6

Don't f you need to support linux servers

Monte R., Newegg
16 October 2009
  • Summary: Will not buy any more of them in fact will sell this one as soon as I can.
  • Pros: It works you can connect to a server, can reboot, can monitor it. Interface is OK but very limited.
  • Cons: Don't bother if you are supporting Lnux based or anything but windows if you want to use the virtual media to do OS reloads etc. It cannot read virtual media except as an attached drive to a windows machine located local. Lantronx Spider for example with virtual media allows you to connect to your drive in your office with an ISO boot image and boot from it like you were there at the server. This unit does not you must have a physical windows machine located nearby, t...
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Overall 10

Up and Running in Minutes

Anonymous, Newegg
6 October 2009
  • Summary: I had this unit up and running within 30 minutes of taking it out of the box. Extremely easy to operate and fature rich. I will definately make this my remote access standard for single server deployments.
  • Pros: -Low Cost -Excellent for managing a single remote computer -SSL Website, client downloaded directly from the UI -Virtual MEDIA!
  • Cons: -Only available in a single port model
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