adapter for monitor cable

Old 12-14-03, 02:05 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Unhappy adapter for monitor cable

I am currently in the process of connecting 2 cpu's to 1 monitor, keyboard, mouse via KVM Switchbox.

I bought the cables in a package that says "PS/2 cable Kit for KVM Switches.

My problem is........when I went to connect the monitor cable the packaged cable has 1 end (9pin) male and the other is (9pin) female. I need it to be both ends (9pin) male.

My question there an adaptor to convert the female end to a male end or will I have to buy a new monitor cable?

Since I already opened the bags I don't think Fry's will take them back.

Old 12-14-03, 07:36 PM
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Taylors, SC
Posts: 9,261
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
I would take them back as improperly packaged, without regard to having opened the package. PS/2 cables for a KVM switch would have male connectors on each end. You bought them on faith that the contents are correct and the contents are not correct.

They contents should be correct as labeled. You are a consumer, the contents should be correct.
Old 12-15-03, 01:43 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
thanks.........I thought I was losing it.....

Old 01-16-04, 09:34 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Tight VNC

heres what I do. My laptop is on a shelf above my head when I am sitting at my desktop, I was tired of getting up to access it or just to see it, so I found this program called Tight VNC and what it does is allow me to use my desktop to access my laptop, via my network. it's like PC anywhere but free and I do not have to worry about the KVM deal, this is an alternative for you. Personally I like it because I can install it on the kids computer and have control of it from down the hall over the network. Laziness not necessity is the mother of invention.
Old 01-17-04, 07:12 AM
tas113's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sitting in a comfy chair
Posts: 50
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
I don't know if this is the same as what Natasrof1 uses, but here is a link to what I use.

Like he said, it comes in handy if the kids have a problem on their computer in another part of the house, you can access it and work on it from there.
Old 01-17-04, 09:04 AM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 2,627
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Of course, there's always Remote Desktop Connection too - comes with the NT Versions of Windows (although you have to install it from the CD, or download it.)

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: