Switch Boxes Sorted by Application

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Sharing one Monitor with multiple computers
  2 Computers 4 Computers 6 Computers
Electronic ADP5201    
Electronic VGA & Audio ADP5201M    
Lifetime Guaranteed SWB2152 SWB4152 SWB6152
Economy SEB2152 SEB4152  
Cables: For the manual switches, to connect between the computer and the switchbox, Use M1337, or for longer lengths, use M1327. The monitor should be able to plug into the switch. If an extension is needed, use M1339, or for longer lengths, use M1329. The electronic switch would use the M1339 or M1329 for all connections.


Sharing one keyboard, monitor, and mouse with multiple computers (KVM)
  2 Computers 4 Computers 8 Computers
Set=Keyboard, VGA, and Serial Mouse ADP5242   ADP5268
ADP5278
Set=Keyboard, VGA, Serial Mouse and Audio   ADP5254  
Set=Keyboard, VGA, PS/2 Mouse ADP5282 ADP5284a ADP5268
ADP5278
Set=Keyboard, VGA, PS/2 Mouse, and Audio   ADP5254  
Set=Keyboard, VGA, PS/2 Mouse, and USB ADP5272
ADP5292
   
Set=USB Keyboard, VGA, USB Mouse ADP5302    
Cables: Since not all KVM switches are designed the same, please click the item and see what cables it uses on its information page.


Sharing one parallel printer with multiple computers (without a network)
Please note: For switches that are NOT IEEE1284 compliant, the IEEE1284 interface would need to be disabled on the printer. Manual switches will not support the IEEE1284 interface. Only certain auto switches support the interface..

Sharing one serial (RS232) device with multiple computers
  • Switches with all DB25 Females
      2 Devices 3 Devices 4 Devices 6 Devices
    Automatic SWB0213      
    Lifetime Guaranteed SWB2250 SWB3250 SWB4250  
    Economy SEB2250 SEB3250 SEB4250 SEB6250
    Cables: For Manual switches, to connect between the computer and the switchbox, use M1371 (or M2132 if the computer has a DB25 serial port). Then if connecting to a Modem or other DCE configured device, use M2131, or for a serial printer or other DTE configured device, use M2161. Since not all auto switches are designed the same, please click on the auto switch and see what cables it uses on its information page.


    Sharing USB devices with multiple computers
      2 Computers 4 Computers
    Electronic SWB0249 SWB0449
    Manual SEB2044 SEB4044
    Cables: The M2404 is used from computer to switch and from switch to peripherals. For longer distances, add the USB extender, part number ADP31802-16. Our ADP3184 can be also used to extend a USB signal through a Cat 5 cable.


    Sharing multiple monitors with one computer
    Splitters can be used to broadcast the VGA to multiple monitors simultaneously, or a switch box could be used to display one monitor at a time.
      2 Monitors 4 Monitors 5 Monitors 6 Monitors 8 Monitors
    Splitters ADP5202 (1920x1440 60Hz)
    ADP5202A (1600x1200 75Hz Economy)
    ADP5202H (2048x1536)
    ADP5204 (1920x1440 60Hz)
    ADP5204H (1920x1440 80Hz)
    ADP5204A (1600x1200 75Hz Economy)
    ADP5205 (60Hz)   ADP5208 (1800x1440 60Hz)
    ADP5208H (1800x1440 80Hz)
    ADP5208A (1600x1200 45Hz Economy)
    Lifetime Guaranteed Switchbox SWB2152 SWB4152   SWB6152  
    Economy Switchbox SEB2152 SEB4152      
    Cables: To connect between the computer and the switchbox, use M2131. Then to connect from the switchbox to the printer, use M2256, or for longer distances, use ADP3230 and L0505 (the ADP3230 is not IEEE1284 Compliant).


    Sharing multiple keyboards, monitors and mice with one computer (KVM)
      6 Sets
    Design for Serial Mice ADP5236
    Cables: Since not all KVM switches are designed the same, please click the item and see what cables it uses on its information page.


    Sharing multiple printers with one computer (single parallel port)
    Please note: For switches that are NOT IEEE1284 compliant, the IEEE1284 interface would need to be disabled on the printer. Manual switches will not support the IEEE1284 interface. Only certain auto switches support the interface.
    • Using DB25s
        2 Printers 3 Printers 4 Printers 6 Printers
      Automatic 1284 Compliant SWB0214BA   SWB0414BA  
      Lifetime Guaranteed SWB2250 SWB3250 SWB4250  
      Economy SEB2250 SEB3250 SEB4250 SEB6250
      Cables: To connect between the computer and the switchbox, use M2131. Then to connect from the switchbox to the printer, use M2256, or for longer distances, use ADP3230 and L0505 (the ADP3230 is not IEEE1284 Compliant).

    • Alternative configuration Using CN36s
        2 Computers 3 Computers 4 Computers 5 Computers
      Lifetime Guaranteed   SWB3360    
      Economy SEB2360 SEB3360 SEB4360 SEB5360
      Cables: To connect between the computer and the switchbox, use M2256, or for longer lengths, use ADP3230 and L0505 (the ADP3230 is not IEEE1284 Compliant). Then to connect from the switchbox to the printer, use M2200.

    • Alternative configuration for using Parallel printer cables all around
        2 Computers 4 Computers
      Lifetime Guaranteed   SWB4256
      Economy SEB2256 SEB4256
      Cables: The M2256 is used from computer to switch and from switch to printer. For longer distances, use ADP3230 and L0505 (the ADP3230 is not IEEE1284 Compliant).

    Sharing multiple serial (RS232) devices with one computer (single serial port)
  • Switches with all DB25 Females
      2 Devices 3 Devices 4 Devices 6 Devices
    Lifetime Guaranteed SWB2250 SWB3250 SWB4250  
    Economy SEB2250 SEB3250 SEB4250 SEB6250
    Cables: To connect between the computer and the switchbox, use M1371 (or M2132 if the computer has a DB25 serial port). Then if connecting to a Modem or other DCE configured device, use M2131, or for a serial printer or other DTE configured device, use M2161.


    Sharing multiple USB devices with one computer
    A switchbox is only needed when USB devices need to be isolated; otherwise USB hubs will allow multiple USB devices to work to one computer.
      2 USB devices 4 USB devices
    Manual SEB2043 SEB4043
    Cables: The M2404 is used from computer to switch and from switch to peripherals. For longer distances, add the USB extender, part number ADP31802-16. Our ADP3184 can be also used to extend a USB signal through a Cat 5 cable.

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