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Old 06-12-2010, 12:29 AM   #1
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USB keyboards (anti-ghosting)

If I buy a USB keyboard that has anti-ghosting capabilities, whether it be a gaming or just a mechanical keyboard, and I use a USB > PS2 converter, will those anti-ghosting capabilities be lost, or is the only thing that's affected the speed of the keyboard?

Edit, the reason I need to know is because I'm using a KVM switch to connect my current keyboard to both my home and work PC, and I'm hesitant to buy a new keyboard with some advanced anti-ghosting technology like in this keyboard:

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Old 06-12-2010, 12:36 AM   #2
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If I buy a USB keyboard that has anti-ghosting capabilities, whether it be a gaming or just a mechanical keyboard, and I use a USB > PS2 converter, will those anti-ghosting capabilities be lost, or is the only thing that's affected the speed of the keyboard?

Edit, the reason I need to know is because I'm using a KVM switch to connect my current keyboard to both my home and work PC, and I'm hesitant to buy a new keyboard with some advanced anti-ghosting technology like in this keyboard:

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-JQD-.../dp/B002ZV51DI
Why use a KVM? Do you really switch that much? Ever consider RDP instead of KVM? It might be an easier way to do what you're describing and you can keep your nifty keyboard on the system where it matters most.
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:06 AM   #3
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Not to mention there's lag in a KVM switch and not recommended for gaming. Or atleast playing twitch games like FF anyways
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:38 PM   #4
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I've got a pretty nice KVM switch, and I use it every day. I don't like using my work PC for regular browsing, and it beats having to unplug all my cables and plug into my other PC. RDP is not a bad idea but I like the speed of my PC as it is thank u very much.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:42 AM   #5
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I've used a Belkin KVM for years... no problems here.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:59 AM   #6
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:51 AM   #7
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I ended up returning the KVM switch( originally bought because it had DVI connectors, come to find out i didn't need anyway) and bought a less expensive VGA but with usb ports instead, and it works great.
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