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Thread: Serial Cables for KVM

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    Default Serial Cables for KVM

    Setting up 8-Port KVM for my Retro Computers...

    3 of the 8 computers use Serial Mice. I know using a Serial to PS2 Converter coming out of the PC wont work as the mouse wont function from the console side. I am fine having two mice plugged in for the console (serial and a PS2) but for the connections from the PC to the KVM, can I use a straight through DB9 female to male cable to get the mouse connection through?

    Something like this -

    Or do I need something else? If this doesnt work, what is the purpose of each of the KVM ports having a serial mouse input as well as the console port also having one?
    Last edited by Smack2k; May 8th, 2017 at 07:06 AM.
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    Yes, that will work.
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