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Belkin SOHO KVM Switch, 2 Ports

F1DS102J

$139.99
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The Belkin F1DS102J is a 2-port SOHO KVM Switch which allows you to share your monitor, keyboard, and mouse with up to four USB and PS/2 computers. You can also connect one set of speakers and use them for all your computers. The SOHO KVM Switch helps to increase your efficiency and productivity at home or in the office by reducing desktop clutter while keeping access to all of your programs and files spread across multiple computers.

Belkin F1DS102J Features:

  • Switches easily between Mac computers and PCs
  • Front-panel buttons with NEW LED indicator lights allow you access audio and video content from multiple computers simultaneously
  • Requires no software for installation
  • Included cables are color-coded to match the front buttons and back panel for trouble-free installation
  • Now supports hot-key functionality for optional switching
  • Supports monitors with VGA connections
  • Supports PS/2 keyboards and mice
  • Supports both PS/2- and USB-based computers
Question: It Works With iMac???
Answer: If the iMac has the appropriate connections (PS/2 and or USB, and VGA video), this hardware based KVM solution should work.

Question: Ok, but It Works With iMac and Thunderbolt? I want say: If I Buy a Mini-DVI/VGA adapter and I Buy this, it Works?
Answer: It should work, but we have not tested it, so could not guarantee compatibility.

For more comprehensive support and local purchasing options, you may wish to contact Belkin in Europe at http://www.belkin.com/it/contactus/.

Question: What cables will I need to purchase to support the connections between the Belkin F1DS102J and my newer computer which is a Dell Model Optiplex 740? I am assuming that I can stil use the PS2 cables from my old computer to the new swich. I would like to know what cable is needed from the new switch to the Dell computer also. Thanks
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Cables are now included with the Belkin SOHO KVM series that support both PS2 and USB connections. No additional KVM cables should be required for a traditional setup.

Question: Does it work with SUN?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. According to the manufacturer, the supported operating systems include: Mac OS* X and above; Windows 2000, XP, Windows Vista, 2003, 7; DOS; Linux; and Novell.

The manual for this unit also states that it will function with USB enabled SUN computers and, 'will support any operating system that runs on a PS/2 and USB
platform. It will also work with non-USB-enabled SunTM and Mac operating systems
using the appropriate adapter. Compatible operating systems include, but are not
limited to, Windows 2000, XP, and Vista; Linux; and Mac OS.'

Question: does it work with Windows 7 ?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. According to the manufacturer data sheet for this item, the F1DS102J will support the following systems:
- Mac OS X and above
- Windows 2000, XP, Windows Vista, 2003, 7
- DOS
- Linux
- Novell

The full data sheet can be found here: http://belkinbusiness.com/sites/default/files/belkin_product_files...

Question: Does it work with a wireless Logitech Mac-compatible keyboard?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The Belkin F1DS102J would work with typical USB MAC keyboards.

However, due to mouse/keyboard emulation on KVMs, the keyboard and mouse USB ports do not function like a typical USB ports and will not translate the data properly. We see this issue with wireless keyboards and mice due to the different ways in which they communicate. Unfortunately, there is no KVM / extender on the market that explicitly states it supports wireless keyboards and mice.

That being said, we have seen some success plugging in wireless devices to the USB hub of a KVM (with a typical keyboard also being plugged into the keyboard port), with KVMs that allow USB emulation by-pass, and with KVMs that do not emulate USB at all (cheaper KVMs). Here are some steps that you can use to try to use wireless devices:

- Turn off USB Emulation and/or Mouse & Keyboard Emulation, if possible.
- Plug the wireless USB combo receiver (I.e. Logitech Unifying Receiver) into the keyboard USB port.
- Plug the wireless receiver into the mouse USB port, and plug-in a wired keyboard into the keyboard USB port - you can put this keyboard aside somewhere and use the wireless devices.
- If the KVM has two or more USB Peripheral (Hub) sharing ports, the wireless USB receiver can be connected to one of these ports.
-If a USB Peripheral port is used for the wireless combo, all port switching will have to be done manually using physical port selection buttons on the KVM unit.


Again, it is a hit or miss proposition and we cannot guarantee any switch will work. For best performance and compatibility, we always suggest wired keyboards and mice.