Solved Looking for a solution for two monitors and just one pc

July 8, 2012 at 14:28:18
Specs: Windows Vista
I'm looking for a solution to have one pc in my room with a keyboard, mouse etc. and at the same time having another screen , mouse, keyboard etc. in my study with cords connecting the two so i can use the same computer in the two different rooms. but I don't know what I need to make them both work. Does anyone have any ideas? i don't think a kvm will work for my situation but i'm not positive.

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July 8, 2012 at 22:18:51
Depending on cable type 3mtrs should not be an issue....

https://www.microsoft.com/athome/or...

If you are using DVi connection:

http://www.ehow.com/facts_7378138_m...

If you are using VGA connection:

http://www.ehow.com/facts_7627325_v...

Obviously need a dual output graphics card............

Keyboard and Mouse use USB extension cables, you can have more than one plugged in and work (or an extension cable and a Wireless setup):

http://www.ehow.co.uk/about_5365028...



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July 8, 2012 at 14:37:00
If you have a second computer, and the first one runs Windows Vista Business or higher, you could connect through remote desktop from the second to the first, essentially doing what you needed. You control computer number one with the monitor, keyboard, and mouse of computer number 2.

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#2
July 8, 2012 at 14:42:28
Thing is I only want to use one computer.

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#3
July 8, 2012 at 15:21:25
How far are the two areas apart from each other?

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#4
July 8, 2012 at 16:15:14
10 feet. why?

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#5
July 8, 2012 at 17:38:12
Well, now I know that just directly hooking them up won't work, since they are 10 feet apart.

I was just thinking, if you have a wireless keyboard and mouse, they might work from 10 feet away. The only thing left would be how to hook up the monitors.

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July 8, 2012 at 22:18:51
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Depending on cable type 3mtrs should not be an issue....

https://www.microsoft.com/athome/or...

If you are using DVi connection:

http://www.ehow.com/facts_7378138_m...

If you are using VGA connection:

http://www.ehow.com/facts_7627325_v...

Obviously need a dual output graphics card............

Keyboard and Mouse use USB extension cables, you can have more than one plugged in and work (or an extension cable and a Wireless setup):

http://www.ehow.co.uk/about_5365028...


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#7
July 9, 2012 at 01:35:54
So by using a VGA extender and USB keyboard and mouse I can have both usb and PS/2 keyboards and mice working at the same time with only one cursor. I'm not trying to use dual screens thus I don't need a dual output video card i'm only using a splitter for my monitor because i want to see the same on both monitors.

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#8
July 9, 2012 at 04:15:28
Yes ..................

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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