[SOLVED] Can i use both ports for 2 monitors with this KVM switch?

kanewolf

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A laptop with a single HDMI can't have two external monitors without additional laptop hardware. You could get a USB3 to HDMI display adapter to connect the second monitor.
With what you have said, there is no way to get two monitors for your laptop.
 

MLG_No_Scope

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So i need a dual KVM switch to actually connect 2 monitors to multiple machines?

but does that mean i have to connect more than 2 input's?

how is this going to work with laptop which only has 1 hdmi plug?
 

kanewolf

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So i need a dual KVM switch to actually connect 2 monitors to multiple machines?

but does that mean i have to connect more than 2 input's?

how is this going to work with laptop which only has 1 hdmi plug?
The unit you listed would only work with an HDMI output laptop if you puchased an adapter that converted it to displayport. A laptop with a single HDMI can only have one external monitor. You could get an HDMI KVM to switch one monitor between your desktop and laptop or if your monitor has multiple inputs, it may be just as easy to use the input selector on the monitor.
 

MLG_No_Scope

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The unit you listed would only work with an HDMI output laptop if you puchased an adapter that converted it to displayport. A laptop with a single HDMI can only have one external monitor. You could get an HDMI KVM to switch one monitor between your desktop and laptop or if your monitor has multiple inputs, it may be just as easy to use the input selector on the monitor.
okay, but what about if i have 2 monitors? do i need an dual kvm switch or would it simply not work with an desktop/laptop to 2 monitors, 1 keyboard and 1 mouse?
 

kanewolf

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A laptop with a single HDMI can't have two external monitors without additional laptop hardware. You could get a USB3 to HDMI display adapter to connect the second monitor.
With what you have said, there is no way to get two monitors for your laptop.
 

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