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Connecting a Steering Wheel to 2 PCs at the same time


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I have two PCs currently set up with a KVM to allow just one keyboard, monitor, mouse and audio on my desk. I like to play driving games, and would like to connect my Logitech "Formula Vibration Feedback Wheel" to both PCs at the same time. It is very annoying having to disconnect the USB plug from the back of one PC and then plug it into the other all the time.

Is there such a thing as a USB cable that has 2 female ends and one male end which would allow me to make this connection more permanent?

If there is such a thing where could I get one from, or should I ask my local IT suplier to make one up?

Thanks all! :whistling:
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the do make KVM's with USB capability...i've not heard of a USB splitter like you're asking aobut though...it seems like it would be logistically confusing if there were such a thing.
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Would maybe just getting a second kvm and plugging the wheel into that work then? I guess that would stop any conflicts between the PCs.
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well...if you're gonna get a new KVM...why use two? just a matter of replacing the one you've got
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I was thinking of my 2 port KVM and getting another, but you've just reminded me you can get 4 port KVMs as well.

Fair point - would a wheel work through a KVM, or are they purely designed to be used for mouse/keyboard setup only?
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the KVM's that i've seen that do USB transfers work the same as anything else...it basically connects the USB ports on the KVM to the USB ports on the PCs....so if you've got 4 usb ports on the KVM...then each of those 4 ports goes to both computers....and when you switch the KVM it switches the USB port as well...just like with the mouse/kbd/and video
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Thanks dsnette,

Problem solved - just need to try it out now!

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