Look at the variety of the computing devices nowadays; the things they can do to help us perform various tasks are plenty. No wonder, we often operate several computers and devices at a time to get our work done in an efficient way. We certainly can make most of the devices, if only we figure out the way to share keyboard and mouse between two computers, because switching multiple keyboards and mice is no fun at all. How do you share USB keyboard and mouse? By enabling remote access to your input and output devices.
Being able to manage devices remotely becomes of critical importance if you are using a ‘thin client’, i.e. a computer without a hard drive. These computers depend on other machines or rather servers to provide features such as hosting applications, sensitive data, memory, etc. The functionality of these servers may vary significantly. So-called ‘fat client’, on the contrary, performs all the tasks by itself.
Remote access to your keyboard and mouse is also required when you work in a virtual environment where USB ports are not always visible and reachable.
There are various ways to share USB keyboard and mouse between two computers, three computers or, in fact, any number of computers. Use a USB splitter to connect your devices to the keyboard and mouse; we’ll call it a USB hub.