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    Quote Originally Posted by warneckutz View Post
    This is what you need... it has multiple ports.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...7AU9FTHX&psc=1

    1 x display / video - DisplayPort - 20 pin DisplayPort, 1 x display / video - DVI-Digital - 18 pin digital DVI (Single-Link)
    I need this too. Thanks for the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJ View Post
    I need this too. Thanks for the link!
    You're welcome, perfect timing since I'm looking at a new round of laptops for users I had to see if I wanted to make the jump to new docking stations.
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    Can a KVM switch share an Ethernet port?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    Can a KVM switch share an Ethernet port?
    Just get yourself an ethernet switch.

    Although a bit late, a docking station usually gives you many more options. My ole lady works from home, she has a docking station that lets her use two external screens and the laptop screen for three discrete screens. A Y display port adapter plugs into a single display port in the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    Can a KVM switch share an Ethernet port?
    No Sir


    KVM = Keyboard, Video, Mouse
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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    No Sir


    KVM = Keyboard, Video, Mouse
    Kiiiinda got that by the name, since I've used them before, but not with a docking station.

    (shrug) I've seen many that advertise more - one that said it did Ethernet pass-through, which I assume is what I want.
    Wanted to know if anyone had seen or worked with one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    Kiiiinda got that by the name, since I've used them before, but not with a docking station.

    (shrug) I've seen many that advertise more - one that said it did Ethernet pass-through, which I assume is what I want.
    Wanted to know if anyone had seen or worked with one.


    must be something new ... the only other option I ever saw was Audio
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    must be something new ... the only other option I ever saw was Audio

    And USB ports. Still not sure why that would
    be needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    And USB ports. Still not sure why that would
    be needed.
    Because mice and keyboards are mostly USB now, unless you've gone wireless, which requires a Bluetooth USB adapter if you don't have Bluetooth in the laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    Kiiiinda got that by the name, since I've used them before, but not with a docking station.

    (shrug) I've seen many that advertise more - one that said it did Ethernet pass-through, which I assume is what I want.
    Wanted to know if anyone had seen or worked with one.
    Sure you're not confusing a KVM with a dock? KVM is strictly a method for getting input to a computer and video out, and a KVM switch allows a single set of keyboard/mouse/video to be used with multiple computers.
    A dock is a hardware extension of a computer which can provide additional capability, like extra vid ports, USB, etc....
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