Summary: bought this product because my previous KVM switch died. It handled both modern as well as obsolete machines without issue and I had no problems with using docking stations. this machine is awful. The only device I can get it to work with is a dell laptop. the IBM laptop and other older IBM machines do not work with it and it cannot use both a USB connection for the keyboard and/or a PS/2 connection for the mouse. Both connections either have to be USB or PS/2.
Summary: I rarely have time to review Amazon purchases. But I am absolutely stunned with the performance of this TRENDnet KVM switch. It took me less than 30 minutes to open up the shipping box, connect up five of my linux (Fedora 20) workstations (each with 64 cores!) and start testing all at a turtle's steady-and-slow pace.
Summary: Works flawlessly with one Windows 2003 Server and four Windows workstations assorted from XP Pro to Windows 8 Pro. What more can you ask. You must use it with the TRENDnet USB cables that are NOT included.
Summary: It's a KVM! A relatively cheap one at that. I don't expect great things from it and expect it to manage my 5 servers and two backup desktops and be able to toggle through them when and if I need to. The only thing I will say is that this does NOT come with cables and that you had better use the recommended cables with it. Tried using my TrendNet cables from the older 4 port model - did not work.
When it works, it's fine. Didn't work reliably for me.
21 November 2013
Summary: I have had the Trendnet 8-port USB KVM switch for 6 months now. I have it mounted under my desk and use it to quickly switch my USB mouse and keyboard between 6 different computers. It usually works without any issues. However, it randomly disconnects my keyboard every few weeks or so. I have to disconnect and reconnect the keyboard’s USB cable into the Trendnet unit to get it to work again.
Worked perfectly straight out of the box, first time.
Don W, Amazon
11 November 2013
Summary: Works perfectly with Trendnet TK-CU06 cables on WinXP platform and USB/VGA connections. Had no problems switching between older and newer PCs with all connections for Keyboard/Mouse using USB, even though some of the PCs used PS/2 connectors primarily.
managed to get it working on 1 computer BUT..........
tom sawyer, Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: obviously I bought it to control multiple systems but I only have it hooked up to my main desktop. lack of time is the biggest issue on why other systems have not been connected. I should be doing that in the next 2 weeks. the major issue I have is the mouse connection/response is HORRIBLE. not just slower, I can't use it thru the device. it was jerking, barely responding, not responding correctly and finally got to the point I had to hook it into the computer directly.
Summary: Initially, I was disappointed, as the switch didn't work the fairly new USB cables from my other 4 port TRENDnet KVM switch, but I bit the bullet and purchased new cables and the device seems to function without issue. I would recommend this product...verify that have compatible cables.