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Aluratek 4-port PS/2 KVM Switch Quick Guide

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Aluratek 4-port PS/2 KVM Switch

Aluratek 4-port PS/2 KVM Switch Product

About Aluratek

We produce goods for everyday use. Technology should make life simpler, whether it’s a portable battery charger for your smartphone, the integration of our SmartHome accessories into your house, or a digital photo frame to liven up your living room. Our products are made to improve your life at home, at work, and on the go.

When a group of seasoned business people decided to launch attractive items in the consumer electronics sector, our journey officially began in 2006. Our company’s roots began with networking goods before expanding into the market for digital photo frames, where we are still a leader today. Throughout the United States and Canada, dozens of reputable merchants and resellers sell Aluratek products.

Introduction

Thank you for choosing Aluratek® to serve your KVM (keyboard, video monitor, and mouse) needs. In no time, you will able to use one keyboard, mouse, and monitor to control up to four of your computers. In addition to making sure only quality materials are used for manufacturing, Aluratek® is also dedicated to providing the best customer satisfaction and support.

Note: Your order has been carefully packaged and inspected, and we hope you are pleased with the Aluratek® product you purchased. Please inspect the contents of the package lo ensure that you have received all items and that nothing has been damaged. If you discover a problem, please con ta cl us immediately for assistance.

Features and Requirements

Features:

  • Use one keyboard, video monitor, and mouse to control up to four computers
  • Unique 3-in-1 cable with one locking connector for integrated PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse and VGA monitor signals
  • Emulate keyboard and mouse for error-free boot-up
  • Port selection through Pushbutton and Hotkeys
  • Supports video resolution up to 2048 x 1536
  • Built-in Auto-Scan mode
  • Built-in LEDs for port monitoring
  • Plug-n-Play, no software required
  • No external power needed
  • Limited 5-year warranty

Requirements:

  • Windows® 95, 98SE, 2000, ME, NT, and XP or Linux, Novell, and UNIX
  • Computers with PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse and HDB15 VGA connector
  • PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, and VGA/SVGA/MultiSync or LCD monitor

Package Contents

The following should be included in the package:

Aluratek 4-port PS/2 KVM Switch (1)

  • ( 1) x 4-Port PS/2 KVM Switch
  • (4) x 6″ KVM Cables
  • (1) x Quick Start Guide
  • (1) x Warranty / Registration Card

KVM Highlights

Aluratek 4-port PS/2 KVM Switch (2)

  1. Console Mouse Port
  2. Console VGA Port
  3. Console Keyboard Port
  4. Computer Ports 1-4
  5. Port Selection Push Button
  6. Computer Ports 1-4

Installation

Please make sure all devices are turned off before proceeding.

  • STEP 1: Console Connection – Please connect your PS/2 keyboard to the purple connector, your PS/2 mouse to the green connector, and your monitor to the blue connector.Aluratek 4-port PS/2 KVM Switch (3)
  • STEP 2: CPU1 Connection on the KVM switch – Please connect the HDB15 end of the KVM cable provided to CPU1 of AKSP04 as shownAluratek 4-port PS/2 KVM Switch (4)
  • STEP 3: CPU1 Connection on the computer side – Please connect the three connectors of the same cable used in step 2 to the computer as shown below (purple for the PS/2 keyboard, green for the PS/2 mouse, and blue for VGA monitor ports)Aluratek 4-port PS/2 KVM Switch (5)
  • STEP4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the second, third, and fourth computers to CPU2-CPU4 of AKSP04 with the cables provided.

After all devices and cables are properly installed, you are ready to turn on your computers. The KVM switch will emulate the keyboard and mouse on each port allowing error-free boot-up of all computers. You can switch control between the connected computers by pressing the Port Selection Push Button (number 5 from the KVM Highlights section) to switch from one computer to the next, or by using the HotKeys as indicated in the next section.

HotKeys

  • Selects CPU1
  • Selects CPU2
  • Selects CPU3
  • Selects CPU4

Aluratek 4-port PS/2 KVM Switch (6)


Auto-Scan automatically switches from one active computer to the other at fixed intervals, enabling you to monitor their activity. Auto-Scan suspends when mouse or keyboard activity is detected and resumes when the activity stops Enables you to switch from the current active computer to the previous or the next computer in sequence by pressing
1′ or J. key. It can be aborted by pressing any other key
Set Auto-Scan interval in 3, 8, 15, or 30 seconds

Note: I’ve interval will Set 10 3 seconds when all connected computers are turned off Set keyboard type matic rate (characters/sec), repeating the same keystroke when a key is held down, from 1 o, 15, 20 to 30 characters/sec.

Note: Tlle rate will reset to10 characters/sec when all connected computers are turned off

Technical Support

If you need further assistance, please contact the Aluratek support department for troubleshooting prior to returning this device.

Radio and TV Interference Statement

WARNING!!! This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by whatever measures may be required to correct the interference.

Warranty

Aluratek warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship for 1 Year from the date of purchase.

This warranty becomes invalid if the factory-supplied serial number or “warranty void” sticker has been removed or altered on the product.

This warranty does not cover:

  • Cosmetic damage or damage due to acts of God
  • Accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, or modification of any part of the product.
  • Damage due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to improper equipment, or attempted repair by anyone other than Aluratek.
  • Products sold AS IS or WITH FAULTS.

IN NO EVENT SHALL ALURATEK’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PRICE PAID FOR THE PRODUCT FROM DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, ITS ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE, OR ITS DOCUMENTATION.

Aluratek makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statutory, with respect to its products, contents, or use of this documentation and all accompanying software, and specifically disclaims its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. Aluratek reserves the right to revise or update its product, software, or documentation without obligation to notify any individual or entity.

FAQs Aluratek 4-port PS/2 KVM

What purpose does a 4-port KVM switch serve?

Using just one monitor, keyboard, and mouse, you may control up to 4 PCs with the help of a 4 Port USB KVM switch. Instead of being attached to the client PCs, the display and the two input devices are connected directly to this KVM switch.

Does KVM hardware require drivers?

Typically, these devices are Plug-and-play, meaning that no additional drivers or software need to be installed.

What characteristics does a KVM switch have?

Rack KVM consoles provide up to 16 connections with a built-in high-resolution LCD display, keyboard, and touchpad in a 1U of rack space for managing many servers. A few variants also provide remote access and the capacity to control over 1,000 servers by daisy-chaining or cascading.

The KVM switch is connected to how many computers?

Depending on the switching configuration, there could be 2 to 64 computers connected to a single device. Enterprise-grade hardware that is linked together via daisy-chained and/or cascaded techniques can accommodate 512 computers that can all be accessible equally from a single user console.

A KVM switch can be input or output.

Several input/output ports: KVM switches frequently contain a number of input/output ports that let users connect several PCs to a single console. Additionally, some switches could have USB, audio, or video interfaces.

How does the KVM software function?

Linux is transformed into a type-1 (bare-metal) hypervisor by KVM. To run virtual machines (VMs), all hypervisors require some operating system-level components, including a memory manager, process scheduler, input/output (I/O) stack, device drivers, security manager, a network stack, and more.

What does KVM switch’s entire name mean?

KVM, which stands for “keyboard, video, mouse,” enables you to manage several computers using just one keyboard, mouse, and display. When several servers are housed in a single rack, these switches are frequently used to control racked servers.

A KVM has an IP address, right?

A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server on your network will instantly assign an IP address, gateway address, and subnet mask once your KVM switch has been linked to your network and is powered on.

Which port is used by KVM?

The Intel® Remote Management Module 3 utilizes the following ports in addition to 80 and 443, the conventional TCP/IP ports for viewing the Web interface: For KVM redirection, use 7578. Virtual CD-ROM redirection, 5120. For Virtual Floppy redirection, use 5123.

What distinguishes a KVM switch from a console?

Console servers can operate routers, firewalls, and other serial and network-connected devices, whereas KVM switches can control PCs and servers. You can access serially controlled devices through a console server using a Command Line Interface (CLI).

A network switch is a KVM switch.

You may control numerous PCs or servers on your network using a single console, keyboard, or video monitor thanks to the broad variety of KVM switches available. To help you locate exactly what you need, CableOrganizer.com offers 4, 8, 16, and 32-port network switches from a range of suppliers.

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