Question Belkin KVM 4-ports w/USB but Console w/o USB

Mrcreosote

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Ports and Console have PS/2 connectors.

Since the Console does not have a USB port, I have no idea what the purpose of the 4 USB ports on this switch. Are they really USB ports or just to allow PC's w/o PS2 ports? The manual is totally useless and says nothing on how to hook up the USB ports.
 

Ralston18

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You may have many options depending on the required conversion.

PS/2 to USB or USB to PS/2.

There are adapters and cables of many sorts.

Key is to sketch out (map) the desired required connections between the Belkin KVM and the Console.

Note the physical ports and genders.

You can easily google for adapters and/or cables to see what is available and workable for the connectivity required/desired.

Details matter.
 

Mrcreosote

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Thanks for the speedy reply! Let me see if I understand this correctly:

There is only PS/2 and VGA from the KVM to the Console. No USB. No choices on this connection. Only the Slaves have USB.

Are you saying that at the Slave connection, the Keyboard and Mouse can be PS/2 -OR- USB? and the KVM switch converts the Slave Keyboard/Mouse USB to Console PS/2 if required?

If yes, then are there any KVM's that actually switch the USB so a Console External HDD (or entire USB hub) could also be connected to a slave along with the Console K/V/M along with Audio?
 
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