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TRENDnet TK-803R (Version v1.0R)
5.3 out of 10

TRENDnet TK-803R (Version v1.0R)

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Reviews and Problems with TRENDnet TK-803R (Version v1.0R)

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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Jason C., Newegg
15 July 2014
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: USB Device not Recognized on ever computer it was tried on, W2K8R2 Server, W2K3 server , Windows 7 64-bit. Windows XP.
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Overall 8
8.0

Can cause frustration in Win7

Brian H., Newegg
11 February 2014
  • Summary: When one port went dead on my 4-port Trendnet, I upgraded to 8 with this one. Don't know which 4-port Trendnet KVM the other reviewer had, but my old cables work fine at least with the video and USB. Mine was a KT-423, which also has PS/2 capability at computer end.
  • Pros: Inexpensive for 8 ports, but not as cheap as it looks once you add 8 cables.. Quick & easy to set up. I especially like that there are 15-foot cables available. No need to separately buy extender cables to connect to computers that are farther away. I'm not in a rack-mount environment, but it fit...
  • Cons: This does not transmit constant monitor EDID. That's the signal that tells your computer what monitor type you have. Windows 7 (and I assume 8, I haven't gone there yet) contantly polls your monitor to see if you've disconnected it. Why? Who knows. Lots of people turn their monitors off or have K...
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Overall 2
2.0

All ports died after 9 months of use...

Mark L., Newegg
13 January 2014
  • Pros: Very cheap considering how many ports there are. Slim and durable case construction.
  • Cons: All 5 of the 8 ports died in succession and within 5 minutes of each other after 6 months of use. It seems to me something internal shorted out. About 3 months later, three more died. So this leaves with an entirely useless KVM.
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Overall 4
4.0

KVM Failed

Robert R., Newegg
2 December 2013
  • Pros: Worked for light use only.
  • Cons: The units PS2 mouse failed.
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Overall 2
2.0

Aarrrgh!

Ern J., Newegg
6 August 2013
  • Pros: Cheap (this might be a con)
  • Cons: Warning: does not come with cables to hook up a computer. Not Even One. This leads to.... Warning #2: Since I work in a corporate environment, I thought "well it is a good thing that I have a bunch of KVM cables for other devices lying around". Wrong. I can't make this work with any cable. Sure t...
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Overall 2
2.0

Great if you don't need the keyboard

Edward W., Newegg
16 July 2013
  • Summary: I bought this because I had a four port mamma san KVM (that I bought for $30, including cables, at a computer show) and needed to work with more computers. The 4 port no name KVM would hose up every six months or so; turn it off and turn it on and every thing worked again.
  • Pros: Monitor always works, mouse almost always works
  • Cons: Keyboard is totally unreliable
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Overall 4
4.0

Ports broken

Danerys M., Newegg
26 June 2013
  • Pros: Easy switching if computer will run on all USB cables
  • Cons: Purchased on 6/22/12. 2 ports are not functioning on 6/26/13 just 4 days after warranty has ended. Cables and computers work on the other 6 ports but not on the 2 that do not respond.
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Overall 6
6.0

cheap works , not very durable

Anonymous, Newegg
22 November 2012
  • Pros: The cheapest 8 port kvm switch that i could find. Worked great out of the box in windows and linux.
  • Cons: ports 1 and 2 failed within a year and half of use... i barely use this device ... all my access is remote... luckily i have only six servers so it will do. the electric network is protected , the ambiance temperature is controlled, i wonder what happened .
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Overall 4
4.0

Wireless mice

Nick K., Newegg
7 May 2012
  • Pros: It functions out of the box and was easy to set up.
  • Cons: This KVM does not work with wireless mice which was not specified in the advertisement. It also has a problem with some wired mice.
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Overall 10
10

Great Value

Jake M., Newegg
28 March 2012
  • Summary: Don't forget to order cables.
  • Pros: A few issues with mouse/keyboard in BIOS/DOS environments. SeaTools in UBCD will not recognize mouse, but keyboard works. Of course, DOS doesn't officially support USB, so I can't blame TrendNET. Every so often (maybe once a week at a full-time computer refurbishing job) I'll have a port "go bad"...
  • Cons: As mentioned above, slightly buggy, on occasion, but always easily remedied.
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