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Hi I am looking for a good hardware to connect two laptops and one mouse one is with two external monitors. thanks

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Hi I am looking for a good hardware to connect two laptops and one mouse one is with two external monitors. thanks

I've used this in the past:

https://symless.com/synergy/features

Synergy lets you control multiple computers using a single keyboard and mouse. it worked well for me.

There are also other kinds of tools like TeamViewer or even just traditional Windows Remote Desktop. What have you tried so far?

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Hi I am looking for a good hardware to connect two laptops and one mouse one is with two external monitors. thanks

I have used this for about 4 years: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BD8I2OY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This allows USB peripherals to be shared by 2 computers by flipping a switch. I have a wired keyboard and wireless mouse plugged into this and shared by 2 computers. But this will probably not work for switching monitor output between your laptops. If you can use DP output from one laptop and HDMI or DVI from the other to the same monitors, you could switch monitor output depending upon which laptop you are using. It depends upon what inputs are available on your monitors. My monitors have 2xDP and 2xHDMI so I am able to use DP from both my machines.

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I have used this for about 4 years: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BD8I2OY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This allows USB peripherals to be shared by 2 computers by flipping a switch. I have a wired keyboard and wireless mouse plugged into this and shared by 2 computers. But this will probably not work for switching monitor output between your laptops. If you can use DP output from one laptop and HDMI or DVI from the other to the same monitors, you could switch monitor output depending upon which laptop you are using. It depends upon what inputs are available on your monitors. My monitors have 2xDP and 2xHDMI so I am able to use DP from both my machines.

Works great on both windows and linux.

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My setup
Two precision M6500 laptops one of which have two external monitors using the plugable UGA 3000 to witch they are DP and HDMI I been using the j5create USB 3.0 wormhole and the problem with that is disconnects when I log off and difficult to reconnect. I have look at the one your are using and the question I have is? do you have to use the button to in order to use the mouse on the second laptop or only ones to connect the two.
BTW I am on a wireless connection I don't have wirless network.

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I've used this in the past:

https://symless.com/synergy/features

Synergy lets you control multiple computers using a single keyboard and mouse. it worked well for me.

There are also other kinds of tools like TeamViewer or even just traditional Windows Remote Desktop. What have you tried so far?

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Thanks Mike but I dont have wireless network I am on a wireless network connection

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Thanks Mike but I dont have wireless network I am on a wireless network connection

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My setup
Two precision M6500 laptops one of which have two external monitors using the plugable UGA 3000 to witch they are DP and HDMI I been using the j5create USB 3.0 wormhole and the problem with that is disconnects when I log off and difficult to reconnect. I have look at the one your are using and the question I have is? do you have to use the button to in order to use the mouse on the second laptop or only ones to connect the two.
BTW I am on a wireless connection I don't have wirless network.

Yeah, that device connects to 2 computers and you use the button to choose which computer receives the input from your keyboard and mouse.

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Sorry I gave the wrong answer I am on a WiFi so I need something like USB connect.

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I have used this for about 4 years: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BD8I2OY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This allows USB peripherals to be shared by 2 computers by flipping a switch. I have a wired keyboard and wireless mouse plugged into this and shared by 2 computers. But this will probably not work for switching monitor output between your laptops. If you can use DP output from one laptop and HDMI or DVI from the other to the same monitors, you could switch monitor output depending upon which laptop you are using. It depends upon what inputs are available on your monitors. My monitors have 2xDP and 2xHDMI so I am able to use DP from both my machines.

Works great on both windows and linux.

I got the unit installed the instructions are pretty simple but it dont work for me is there something more I need to know or is just plug and play or I got the wrong unit for my purpose? I don't need to control/switch the monitors there permanently to one laptop. Thanks for helping

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Hi I am looking for a good hardware to connect two laptops and one mouse one is with two external monitors. thanks

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Thanks but don't you need a network to run this? My laptops run on a WiFi and on a hot spot

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Thanks but don't you need a network to run this? My laptops run on a WiFi and on a hot spot

Guess by wifi was assuming you meant a wireless network router..
Works great over my linksys.. prob not if your talking cellular..

Another alternative might be this mouse.. (I personally use this)

Logitech M720 Triathlon Multi-device Wireless Optical Mouse
https://www.newegg.com/logitech-910-004790-m720-triathlon/p/N82E16826197219?Item=N82E16826197219

I utilize bluetooth button to switch between computer and a pad..
and couldn't live without the hyper-fast scroll capabilities!

Although I've never looked, There are probably similar type keyboards..
I have an old kmv box that I'd sell you cheap for the keyboard.. (LOL)

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