How to connect two computers to one monitor without a KVM switch

If you have two computers and want to use just one monitor, you don’t need to buy a KVM switch. You can connect the two computers to the monitor using a simple cable splitter. This will allow you to use one keyboard and one mouse to control both computers. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Turn off both computers and unplug all of the cables from the back of the monitor.
  2. Connect one end of the cable splitter to the “monitor out” port on the back of the first computer. Connect the other end of the cable splitter to the “monitor in” port on the back of the second computer.
  3. Connect the monitor to the “monitor out” port on the back of the second computer.
  4. Turn on both computers. You should now be able to use the keyboard and mouse to control both computers.

That’s all there is to it! This simple trick will save you the money and hassle of buying a KVM switch.

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