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Hi. I have a home office. One laptop (mine) on which I support

numerous clients, and another laptop...
Hi. I have a home office. One laptop (mine) on which I support numerous clients, and another laptop, supplied to me by a client, which runs on a VPN connection. I want to share my printer and my fabulous (albeit old-ish) large monitor between the two laptops. What's my best solution for sharing the devices? A docking station? BTW -- I'm running Windows 2007 on both laptops.
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Yes, you need a docking station or Peripheral switch. I like to recommend Belkin's SOHO KVM switches which come in many variations. The models differ by how many computers you can connect (two or four), which type of monitor input is supported (VGA or DVI), and which type of peripheral is supported (USB and/or PS/2).


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Thank you for your quick response! As I need to connect two computers, the monitor is VGA, and the peripherals are USB, can you point me to a Belkin switch that may be best for my needs? Thank you!

The Soho KVM Switch is suitable for you. Please click here to see suitable switches from different manufacturers on Ebay.


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Customer reply replied 4 years ago


Although I approved your answer a few minutes ago, gave a rating, and authorized payment...I do have another question.


 


I need to network together my 2 laptops, a monitor and a printer. But the links to the products you provided don't seem to offer connections between printers? It appeared they were laptop to dual monitors for the most part? I need 2 laptops connected to one large monitor and one printer. Thanks.

With this Soho KVM Switch you can share your display with the two laptops. That model contains a builtin usb hub which allows you to share peripheral devices with those two computers. Pleasec check the Features section of the product.

Please check this tutorial also.


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