Hi-Res Monitor and KVM Switch?

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Hi-Res Monitor and KVM Switch?
9 months ago

I am about to purchase a new hi-res IPS monitor (probably a Dell) with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. I currently use an iogear KVM switch with my old monitor and my 3 computers.

Any recommendations for how to share a hi-res monitor with 3 computers, plus share the mouse and keyboard? My current switch does not support those higher resolutions, and does not work with a wireless mouse or keyboard (I have to use wired versions, which are getting harder to find).

I did a search, and I saw a couple of blogs about using software switching rather than a physical KVM switch. Do folks actually do this? I am not sure I get how this is done.

I obviously want to maintain the resolution and quality of the new monitor, so I want to do this right...

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