I've been doing plenty of research on affordable IP KVMs - all the recommendations led to the Lantronix unit, and it delivers. It has funny connectors, but once you're set up it is straightforward. I can control old-school PS/2 PC servers and trigger a clunky PS/2 KVM - all from my Macbook, key mapping and everything works fine. I was pleasantly surprised that the unit did come standard with both a power supply and a mounting plate, even though it's wasn't mentioned anywhere. One con: PS/2 mouse control is not good - Lantronix goes into detail in the manual explaining the reasons why, it's pretty much a technical limitation of PS/2. If possible, do buy the USB version and only use USB. It is possible to control a USB mouse with this version of the SpiderDuo, even from a local PS/2 console mouse.
Working fine--wish I had purchased the 4 port
As another review suggested, it is slightly slow to transfer using the Scroll Lock key. The speed was still ok though. As the pictures indicate there is one USB connector on each cable to the computers, but only a VGA style connector on the switch... the USB wires a passed through the VGA connector too. Both the Keyboard and the mouse signals pass through the one USB conector. It works. I purchased this because I had previously purchased a Trendnet 4 port ps2 KVM several years ago, which has been in daily use since that time. My only regret is that shortly after I set this up at a location where I work about half the time, they brought in two more computers, so it would have been better to buy the 4 port one. Note many of the other KVMs seem to require an actual
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