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I have this KVM here at work to support about 6 servers

Now my problem is that the management console I want to use is a tad bit far away , 16 - 20 feet. I believe I could get this working with a wireless keyboard / mouse, but it only has PS2 connectors. Is there some sort of converter you guys would recommend?


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You can get ps2 extension cables which will work at that distance. Otherwise, you can buy almost any usb>ps2 connector- just be aware that prehaps not all of your special functions on your keyboard/mouse will work. Also be aware that you would need seperate connectors for keyboard + mouse, so you might need to buy them seperately.

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well for wireless mouse / keyboard I have it has one USB attachment, would I need to buy a separate keyboard and mouse? is that what you are saying? – Will Jan 10 '11 at 17:26
Yeap- you need a keyboard/mouse that has 2 connectors, not just 1 – AliGibbs Jan 10 '11 at 17:28
Do you have any particular rec. off newegg or something? – Will Jan 10 '11 at 17:41

how about a ip kvm? has a lot of additional value since you can access it through a webinterface!

one company i like a lot is aten. they have a kvm over net line

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Good suggestion, but this isn't really in our budget right now. – Will Jan 10 '11 at 17:25

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