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D-Link® KVM-440/KVM-450
8/16 Port Combo KVM Switch
User Manual
Version 1.00
Index
1.
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................ 4
2.
SPECIFICATIONS ......................................................................................................................... 5
3.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................................... 6
4.
INSTALLATION ............................................................................................................................. 6
4.1.
FRONT VIEW ............................................................................................................................ 6
4.3.
SINGLE STAGE INSTALLATION ................................................................................................... 7
4.3.1.
Precautions: ................................................................................................................ 7
4.3.2.
Console Connection: .................................................................................................. 8
4.3.3.
System Connections: ................................................................................................. 9
4.4.
CASCADE CHAINING............................................................................................................... 11
RACK MOUNTING ................................................................................................................................ 14
5.
OPERATION ................................................................................................................................ 14
6.
HOTKEY OPERATION ................................................................................................................ 15
6.1.
CALL OSD MENU .................................................................................................................. 15
6.2.
LEADING HOTKEY SELECT ..................................................................................................... 15
6.3.
CHANNEL SELECT - SINGLE KVM ........................................................................................... 15
6.3.1.
Specific Channel Selection ...................................................................................... 15
6.3.2.
Arrow Key Channel Shift Function .......................................................................... 16
6.3.3.
<ALT> Channel Shift Function ................................................................................. 16
6.4.
CHANNEL SELECT - CASCADE CHAIN LAYER .......................................................................... 17
6.5.
ENABLE / DISABLE BUZZER SOUND ........................................................................................ 18
6.6.
AUTO-SCAN FUNCTION .......................................................................................................... 18
6.6.1.
Start the auto-scan function .................................................................................... 18
6.6.2.
Stop Auto-scan Function.......................................................................................... 19
6.6.3.
Auto-scan Mode ........................................................................................................ 19
6.6.4.
Auto-scan Time Interval ............................................................................................ 19
6.7.
7.
CONSOLE LOCK ..................................................................................................................... 19
OSD OPERATION ....................................................................................................................... 20
7.1.
OSD MAIN MENU .................................................................................................................. 20
7.1.1.
KVM layer Number .................................................................................................... 20
7.1.2.
Channel Name ........................................................................................................... 20
7.1.3.
Computer & KVM Status .......................................................................................... 21
7.1.4.
Current Active Channel Number.............................................................................. 21
7.1.5.
Cascade Parent Channel Number ........................................................................... 21
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7.1.6.
Page Up / Down Indicator ......................................................................................... 21
7.1.7.
Function Control Menu ............................................................................................. 22
7.2.
CHANNEL SELECTION IN OSD ................................................................................................ 22
7.2.1.
Channel Select to Computer .................................................................................... 22
7.2.2.
Channel Select to Cascade Port .............................................................................. 22
7.2.3.
Return from Cascade Port........................................................................................ 23
7.3.
SETUP IN OSD: <F1> ............................................................................................................ 23
7.3.1.
Scan Mode ................................................................................................................. 23
7.3.2.
Scan Time ................................................................................................................... 24
7.3.3.
Banner Time ............................................................................................................... 24
7.3.4.
Position ...................................................................................................................... 24
7.3.5.
Hotkey ........................................................................................................................ 24
7.3.6.
Sound ......................................................................................................................... 25
7.3.7.
Language ................................................................................................................... 25
7.4.
AUTO-SCAN IN OSD: <F2>.................................................................................................... 25
7.4.1.
Start to Auto-scan in OSD ........................................................................................ 25
7.4.2.
Stop Auto-scan .......................................................................................................... 25
7.4.3.
Auto-scan Mode ........................................................................................................ 26
7.4.4.
Auto-scan Time Interval ............................................................................................ 26
7.5.
CONSOLE LOCK IN OSD: <F3> .............................................................................................. 26
7.6.
CHANNEL RENAME: <F4> ...................................................................................................... 27
7.7.
SECURITY SETUP: <F5> ........................................................................................................ 27
7.7.1.
Security mode login .................................................................................................. 27
7.7.2.
Security Mode............................................................................................................ 28
7.7.3.
Change Administrator Password............................................................................. 28
7.7.4.
Authorized User Setup ............................................................................................. 29
7.7.5.
User Authority Setup ................................................................................................ 29
7.8.
LOCK PORT: <F6>................................................................................................................. 30
7.8.1.
Lock Port .................................................................................................................... 30
7.8.2.
Channel Selection of the Locked Port .................................................................... 30
7.8.3.
Unlock Port ................................................................................................................ 30
7.9.
EXIT OSD: <ESC> ................................................................................................................ 30
8.
SUN MICROSYSTEMS FUNCTION KEY EMULATION: ............................................................ 31
9.
TROUBLESHOOTING : ............................................................................................................... 32
10.
FIRMWARE UPGRADE PROCEDURES .................................................................................... 33
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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing a D-Link Combo KVM Switch. You now have a
durable, high quality system to control multiple PCs via a single console.
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Features
1. Connect your console keyboard/mouse via PS/2
2. Connect computers via PS/2 and/or USB
3. Support for Windows, Linux, Mac OS9/OSX, and Sun Microsystems
Operating Systems
4. On-Screen-Display (OSD) & Cascade Chain functions
5. Intuitive on-screen menus for quick and efficient navigation
6. Supports daisy chaining with up to 3 cascade levels. Cascaded units do not
require a special configuration.
7. Emulates a PS/2 or USB keyboard on each PC allowing them to boot
normally without a keyboard error.
8. Supports hot-plugging: All devices connected to the KVM can be added or
removed at any time without shutting down the KVM.
9. Select a PC to switch to using one of 3 interfaces:
- Front Panel Button
- Hot-Keys on a PS/2 keyboard
- OSD Menu (On Screen Display)
10. Supports Auto-Scan function to switch video inputs automatically among
computers sequentially at preset intervals via OSD menu
11. Supports LED display for PC and/or server status monitoring
12. Supports monitor resolutions up to 2048 x 1536
13. Supports “beeper” when switching is enabled
14. Fully compliant with USB 1.1/ 2.0 specifications
15. Rack mountable in 19” system rack (1U)
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Package Contents
The product you purchased should contain the following equipment and
accessories:
1 x 8-Port or 16-Port Combo KVM Switch
1 x User’s Manual
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x Power Adaptor
x Rack Mount Bracket Kit Set
x Customer 4-in-1 cables
2. Specifications
Specification
Number of Computers Controlled 8 or 16
Selection Method
Push Button and Hot-Key (PS/2 Keyboard)
or On-Screen-Display (OSD)
LEDs
Red for PC Selection
Green for PC On-Line ready
PC Connectors
Console Ports
Video
8 / 16 x HDB-15 female
(KB/MS)
(PS/2 & USB signal combined)
Keyboard
1 x 6 pin mini-DIN female
Mouse
1 x 6 pin mini-DIN female
Video
1 x HDB-15 female
Firmware Upgrade Port
Mini USB
Auto-Scan Interval
Adjustable time setting by OSD menu
DDC, DDC2 monitor
Max. Resolution up to 2048 x1536@65Hz
Hot Swappable
Yes
Operating systems supported
Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista Server,
Linux, Mac OS9/OSX and Sun Microsystems.
Power
By external power adaptor
Dimensions (L X W X H)
44 x 15.7 x 4.5 cm (17.3 x 6.1 x 1.5 inch)
Weight
1750g / 1900 g
Housing material
Metal
Operating Temperature
32~122°F
Humidity
0%~80% Relative Humidity
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4.3.2. Console Connection:
Plug the keyboard, mouse, and monitor into the console ports on the rear
panel of the KVM Switch. (Figure 5)
Figure 5: Console connection
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4.3.3. System Connections:
Use the custom combo cable to connect your computers. Refer to the
figures and instruction shown below for information about connecting the
KVM to PCs.
Note: Please contact your reseller to purchase the custom combo 4-in-1
cables if needed.
Figure 6: Custom combo 4-in-1 cable
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You can connect the KVM switch to computers using one of the three
methods shown below:
A.
Connect USB, PS/2 (keyboard/mouse) and VGA connectors to
computers. We recommend that users connect computers in the
manner shown below. (Figure 7)
Figure 7: USB & PS/2 (Keyboard & Mouse) and VGA connected
B.
Connect only PS/2 (keyboard/mouse) and VGA connectors to
computers (Figure 8).
Figure 8: PS/2 (Keyboard & Mouse) and VGA connected
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C.
Connect only USB and VGA connectors to computers. (Figure 9).
Figure 9: USB and VGA video connected
4.4. Cascade Chaining
The KVM switch supports cascades of up to 3 levels. Control up to
64/256/4096 PCs from a single console. Cascaded units do not require any
special configuration. A cascade configuration expands the system’s
capabilities and allows you to select computers connected to the Master or
Slave. Once connected, the KVM Switches will automatically configure
themselves appropriately as the Master or Slave.
To install a cascade chain, please follow the instruction below.
A.
Power off any attached computers/devices before installing the KVM
Switch.
B.
Use the custom combo cable set (See Figure 6) to connect one or more
Slave KVM Switches to any PC port of Master KVM Switch. The KVM to
KVM must be connected through a PS/2 connection. (Please refer to
Figure 7 & Figure 8).
C.
Plug in the power adapter of the first level Master KVM Switch and
connect Master KVM switch to computers.
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D.
Plug in the power adapter for each level Slave KVM Switch and connect
Slave KVM switch to computers.
E.
The power on sequence should be:
1. Master KVM Switch
2. Second level Slave KVM Switch (connect to Master KVM Switch) if
needed.
3. Third level Slave KVM Switch (connect to second level Slave KVM
Switch) if needed.
4. All computers connected to the Master/Slave KVM Switch.
F.
After all KVM Switches are powered by power adaptors, turn on the
computers.
z Initial Plug-in Process:
Please plug in the Master KVM Switch first before turning on any
other devices such as monitors or computers.
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Hot plugging and hot swapping:
The KVM switch supports hot plugging and hot swapping.
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Figure 10: Cascade chaining
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6. Hotkey Operation
6.1. Call OSD Menu
Press <Scroll Lock> twice and <Enter>, then the OSD “Main Menu” will be
displayed on the monitor screen. All of the KVM parameters can be setup in
OSD mode. You can also execute some KVM functions in OSD.
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <Enter>
6.2. Leading Hotkey Select
The two-step hotkey sequence is used for quick function execution.
The leading key is <Scroll Lock> by default. However, you may change the
leading hotkey if you want.
By pressing <CTRL> twice, <New Hotkey>, then pressing <Enter>, you can
change the leading hotkey.
The available leading hotkey are <Scroll Lock>, <Num Lock> or <Caps Lock>
for option.
¾
Set leading hotkey to <Scroll Lock>
<CTRL> → <CTRL> → <Scroll Lock> → <Enter>
¾
Set leading hotkey to <Num Lock>
<CTRL> → <CTRL> → <Num Lock> → <Enter>
¾
Set leading hotkey to <Caps Lock>
<CTRL> → <CTRL> → <Caps Lock> → <Enter>
Note: You can also change leading hotkey by pressing <F1> from the OSD
main menu. Please refer section 7.3.5 Setup in OSD – Hotkey.
6.3. Channel Select - Single KVM
6.3.1. Specific Channel Selection
You can select the connected computers using the two-step Hotkey
sequence. Press <Scroll Lock> key twice (Step 1), then press key (1 to
16) and <Enter> (step 2) to select the computer you want to control.
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Figure 12: Specific channel selection hotkey
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<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <1> → <Enter>
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <2> → <Enter>
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <16> → <Enter>
Note: You can also select computers using the OSD menu. Move the
indicator bar to the channel to switch using <arrow key>, <Page
Up> or <Page Down>, then press <Enter> to select the connected
computer. Please refer section 7.2 Channel Selection in OSD.
6.3.2. Arrow Key Channel Shift Function
Press <Scroll Lock> twice, and press the <Left Arrow> or <Right
Arrow> key to shift left/right one channel.
¾
Switch one channel to the left
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <Left Arrow>
¾
Switch one channel to the right
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <Right Arrow>
6.3.3. <ALT> Channel Shift Function
1. Start <ALT> Channel shift Function
<ALT> channel shift function is off by default. You can press the Hot-Key
<Scroll Lock> twice, <ALT> and then press <Enter> to turn this function
on or off.
2. Switch channels using the <ALT> key
Press either the left or right <ALT> key twice, the PC channel will
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automatically shift to left or right one channel (channel decrease / increase
to next) when the <ALT> channel shift function is enabled.
¾
Enable/Disable <ALT> channel shift function
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <ALT> → <Enter>
¾
Switch one channel to the left
<Left ALT> → <Left ALT>
¾
Switch one channel to the right
<Right ALT> → <Right ALT>
6.4. Channel Select - Cascade Chain Layer
You can select the active channel directly under a cascade chain connection.
The following hotkey sequence is used for quick channel selection.
Press <Scroll Lock> twice, <D>, the cascade channel number (1, 2, 3……16),
and Press <Enter>.
¾
Select first layer channel
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <D> → <CH-L1> → <Enter>
¾
Select second layer channel
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock>
¾
Select third layer channel
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock>
→ <D> → <CH-L1>
→ <D> → <CH-L2> → <Enter>
→ <D> → <CH-L1>
→ <D> → <CH-L2>
→ <D> → <CH-L3> → <Enter>
Note: With cascading 3 layers, you can select last layer directly.
Example:
Press <Scroll Lock> twice, then D2D5D7, and <Enter>:
D2: layer 1 - channel 2 links to
D5: layer 2 - channel 5 links to
D7: layer 3 - channel 7 selected
Note: You can also select active channel of cascade chain in OSD menu.
Move the indicator bar to the channel to switch using <arrow key>,
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<Page Up> or <Page Down>, and then press <Enter> to switch to the
target port. Please refer section 7.2.2 Channel select to cascade port.
6.5. Enable / Disable Buzzer Sound
Press <Scroll Lock> twice, then <B> and <Enter>. The buzzer sound will be
disabled / enabled. The buzzer sound default setting is ON.
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <B> → <Enter>
Note: You can also enable/disable buzzer sound by pressing <F1> from the
OSD main menu. Please refer section 7.3.6 Setup in OSD - Sound.
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Figure 13: Buzzer setup hotkey
6.6. Auto-Scan Function
Enable the Auto-Scan function by pressing <Scroll Lock> twice, then <S> and
<Enter>. The KVM Switch will shift through all ports and display them on the
monitor.
The mouse and keyboard will be disabled under this mode. This is necessary to
prevent errors such as erratic movement and incorrectly displayed characters
when accidentally touching using the mouse or keyboard.
6.6.1. Start the auto-scan function
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <S> → <Enter>. The auto-scan
banner will be shown to indicate the scanning channel.
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Figure 14: Auto-scan hotkey
Channel Name
Channel Number
Indicates Scan Mode
Figure 15: Auto-scan Banner
6.6.2. Stop Auto-scan Function
Press any key on keyboard to STOP the auto-scan function. Alternatively
you may stop the auto-scan function by pressing the button on the front
panel of the KVM.
6.6.3. Auto-scan Mode
There are two auto-scan modes, please refer section 7.3.1 Setup in OSD –
Scan Mode to set up the auto-scan mode.
¾ Scan all computers.
¾ Scan any computers which are marked for auto-scan.
6.6.4. Auto-scan Time Interval
The auto-scan time interval can be adjusted by pressing <F1> from the
OSD main menu. Please refer section 7.3.1 Setup in OSD – Scan Time.
Note: You can also begin the auto-scan function by pressing <F2> from the
OSD main menu. Please refer section 7.4 Auto-Scan in OSD.
6.7. Console Lock
If security mode is enabled in OSD mode (by pressing <F5> in OSD mode), you
can lock the console by pressing <Scroll Lock> twice, and then <H> and
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<Enter>. The KVM will be locked until an authorized user logs in.
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <H> → <Enter>
To unlock console, please press any key according to screen message, then
key in the User Name and Password. The KVM switch and console devices will
be unlocked and returned to normal status.
Note: You can also execute the console lock function by pressing <F3> from
the OSD main menu. Please refer section 7.5 Console Lock in OSD.
7. OSD Operation
7.1. OSD Main Menu
Press <Scroll Lock> twice and <Enter>, then you will enter to OSD (On
Screen Display) main menu. The channel number, names and the status will
be displayed on the monitor screen. Please refer fig. 16
Fig. 16: OSD main menu
7.1.1. KVM layer Number
1st, 2nd or 3rd. indicates thescurrent cascade level.
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7.1.2. Channel Name
¾ The channel name can be defined using the F4 key. Channel names help
to remind users which computer is connected to a particular channel.
¾ A highlighted pink bar is shown in the selected channel row.
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¾
A plus mark (+) showing in the left of channel name indicates that the port
that is cascaded.
7.1.3. Computer & KVM Status
¾ KVM buzzer status
Buzzer sound on
Buzzer sound off
¾
Logged-in User Name
The system has one administrator and 3 user accounts for security
management. The name of the currently logged-in user is displayed here.
¾
Channel LOCK Indicator (Status STA)
L: Indicates that this channel is locked.
BLANK: Indicates that this channel is not locked.
¾
Computer power on indicator (Status STA), OSD menu will update the
flag automatically if the computer status changes.
A: Indicates that this computer is powered on and selectable.
BLANK: Indicates that this computer is not connected or powered on.
¾
Channel scan indicator (Status STA)
S: This channel is marked for auto-scan if the scan mode is Select type.
BLANK: Indicates that this computer is not marked for auto-scan.
7.1.4. Current Active Channel Number
This indicates the current active channel number. The channel of the
currently selected computer is displayed in the upper-right corner.
If the active channel is in 2nd or 3rd cascade layer, the display string will
be displayed in the format XX-YY-ZZ. For example, 02-05-07 means the
active channel is layer 1 - channel 2 links to layer 2 - channel 5, and layer
3 - channel 7 is selected as the active channel.
7.1.5. Cascade Parent Channel Number
This indicates the parent channel of the cascade layer. The number at the
upper-left corner below KVM layer number shows the port number for the
upper layer (i.e. 8 indicates a link from channel 8 of the upper KVM switch).
It is valid only for the 2nd and 3rd cascade layer. The OSD will display a
blank for the 1st layer since there is no parent channel.
7.1.6. Page Up / Down Indicator
Note: When using a 16-port KVM Switch, the information about ports 1 ~ 8
is displayed on the first page, and information for ports 9 ~ 16 is displayed
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on the second page. Since the port information is divided onto two pages,
the page down / up indicator is a reminder to switch to alternative pages
using the <page down> or <page up> key.
7.1.7. Function Control Menu
The detail of control functions will be described in later sections. The list of
control functions:
F1: Set Up: Basic set up menu
F2: Scan: Autoscan function
F3: Lock: Setup lock/unlock, only available when F5 Security is enabled
F4: Rename: Rename selected channel name
F5: Security: Security function and user authority settings
F6: Lock Port: PC port lock function (for administrator only)
7.2. Channel Selection in OSD
7.2.1. Channel Select to Computer
Use the <UP> and <DOWN> arrow keys to highlight a computer and then
<ENTER> to select it and leave OSD menu. A banner with the channel
name will be shown on left-upper corner of the screen.
Channel Name
Channel Number
Fig. 17: Channel Banner (Single Layer)
7.2.2. Channel Select to Cascade Port
A plus mark (+) showing to the left of the channel name indicates that the
port is under the cascade channel. Pressing <ENTER> in this channel will
enter one level down, and the screen will display a list of the computers
connected to the slave KVM.
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Channel Name
Channel Number
2nd Layer Channel Number
1st Layer Channel Number
Fig. 18: Channel Banner (Cascade Layer)
7.2.3. Return from Cascade Port
After entering cascade port, pressing <R> will return to the upper layer
OSD menu.
7.3. Setup in OSD: <F1>
Please use the <Up> or <Down> arrow keys to select the item you want to
change, and use <Left> or <Right> arrow keys to change the settings.
Press <ESC> to exit and save your configuration.
Figure 19: OSD Setup
7.3.1. Scan Mode
¾ Select:
Scan the selected channels marked with S in the STA column on the
OSD main menu.
¾
PC ON:
Scan all PC channels which are powered on.
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7.3.2. Scan Time
The default scan time is 5 seconds. Scan time can be increased to up to
90 seconds at 5 second increments.
7.3.3. Banner Time
The default banner time is 5 seconds. It can be changed to 10 seconds, 15
seconds, or always on (∞).
7.3.4. Position
¾ Menu:
Use four arrow keys to move the OSD main menu to the desired position.
Press <ESC> to save the adjusted menu position.
Figure 20: Menu Position Setup
¾
Banner:
Use four arrow keys to move the channel banner to the desired position.
Press <ESC> to save the adjusted banner position.
Figure 21: Banner Position Setup
7.3.5.
¾
¾
¾
Hotkey
Scroll Lock: <Scroll Lock> becomes the hotkey.
Num Lock: <Num Lock> becomes the hotkey.
Cap Lock: <Cap Lock> becomes the hotkey.
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Note: You can also change the leading hotkey via hotkey using <CTRL> →
<CTRL> → <New Hotkey> → <Enter> outside the OSD mode. Please
refer section 6.2 Leading Hotkey Select.
7.3.6. Sound
¾ ON: Buzzer sound enabled.
¾ OFF: Buzzer sound disabled.
Note: You can also enable/disable buzzer sound via hotkey using
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <B> → <Enter> outside the OSD
mode. Please refer section 6.5 Buzzer sound Disable / Enable.
7.3.7. Language
English (En) / Deutsch (De) / Francais (Fr), 3 languages are available.
7.4. Auto-Scan in OSD: <F2>
7.4.1. Start to Auto-scan in OSD
Press <F2> from the OSD main menu. The auto-scan banner will be
shown to indicate the scanning channel.
Channel Name
Channel Number
Indicates Scan Mode
Figure 22: Auto-Scan Banner
Note: You can also start auto-scan function via hotkey using
<Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <S> → <Enter> outside the OSD
mode. Please refer section 6.6.1 Start Auto-Scan Function.
7.4.2. Stop Auto-scan
Press any key on keyboard to STOP the auto-scan function. The
auto-scan banner will disappear when the scan stops.
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7.4.3. Auto-scan Mode
There are two auto-scan modes, please refer section 7.3.1 Setup in
OSD – Scan Mode to set up the auto-scan mode.
¾ Scan all computers which are power on.
¾ Scan all computers which are marked for auto-scan.
7.4.4. Auto-scan Time Interval
The auto-scan time interval of each port displayed can be adjusted by
pressing <F1> from the OSD main menu. Please refer section 7.3.2 Setup
in OSD – Scan Time.
7.5. Console Lock in OSD: <F3>
If the security mode is enabled in OSD mode (by pressing <F5> in OSD mode,
please refer section 7.7 Security Setup in OSD). You can logout to lock the
console by pressing <F3> In OSD mode. The Console Lock Banner will be
shown on the screen.
Figure 23: Console Lock Banner
The KVM will be locked until an authorized user logs in.
Figure 24: Unlock window
Note: When outside of OSD mode you can also log out to lock the console via
hotkey using <Scroll Lock> → <Scroll Lock> → <H> → <Enter>.
Please refer section 6.7 Console Lock.
Note: If you forget the password, the only way to permanently
disable the security function is to key in a universal password to
unlock the KVM. You need to key in this unlock password to unlock
the KVM, and then you can reinitialize the system. Please contact
your agency/distributor to obtain the universal password.
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7.6. Channel Rename: <F4>
Select the channel to rename using the up/down arrow key and press <F4>
from the OSD main menu. The channel rename window will be shown for
setting up the channel name. Press <ENTER> to save the new channel name
or <ESC> to cancel.
Figure 25: Channel Rename window
7.7. Security Setup: <F5>
7.7.1. Security mode login
Press <F5> from the OSD main menu to enter security setup mode. The
administrator login is required before entering security mode.
Figure 26: Security mode login window
The default administrator account is:
User Name:
Password:
admin
123456
After logging in, the security setup main window will be shown on the
screen. Please select the security item to set up via <up arrow> and
<down arrow> key, and press <left arrow> or <right arrow> key to
change the settings.
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Figure 27: Security setup main window
7.7.2. Security Mode
To change the security mode setting, please move the highlight bar to
Security Mode, and press the <left arrow> or <right arrow> key to
change it. The <F3> Console Lock, <F6> Port Lock and user authority
functions cannot be executed until the security mode is enabled.
7.7.3. Change Administrator Password
To change the administrator password, move the highlight bar to
Admin/password, and press <left arrow> or <right arrow> key. The
administrator password setup window will be shown on the screen. Input
the new password twice and press <ENTER> to confirm, or press <ESC>
to exit.
Figure 28: Administrator password setup window
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7.7.4. Authorized User Setup
Up to 3 authorized users can manage the KVM switch. To change the user
name and password, please move the highlight bar to the user for editing.
Press the <left arrow> or <right arrow> key. The user name and
password setup window will be shown on the screen. Please Input the new
user’s name and password twice, then press <ENTER> to confirm or
<ESC> to cancel.
Figure 29: User name password setup window
7.7.5. User Authority Setup
You can set up the authority level for each user. Specific users have
different access rights for each channel. To change the access rights of
each channel for a particular user, please move the highlight bar to the
channel, and press <A>, <1>, <2> or <3> to set up the channel access
rights for all users or for a specific user. You are not required to set up the
authority of the administrator since the administrator already has all
channel access rights.
Figure 30: User authority setup window
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7.8. Lock Port: <F6>
7.8.1. Lock Port
Only the administrator can lock the port. Please move the highlight bar to
the channel to lock, and press <F6> to lock it. A red L will be shown in the
STA column of the locked port.
Figure 31: Lock port from the OSD main window
7.8.2. Channel Selection of the Locked Port
If anyone selects the channel of the locked port either by front panel button
or hotkey, the system will enter OSD mode and wait for an administrator to
unlock the port.
7.8.3. Unlock Port
Only an administrator logged in with the correct credentials can unlock the
port. After the administrator logs in, the red L in the STA column will
disappear.
7.9. Exit OSD: <ESC>
Press <ESC> to exit OSD and to return to the selected computer. A banner
with the channel name will be shown on left-upper corner of the screen.
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8. Sun Microsystems Function Key Emulation:
There are 16 special functions on the Sun Microsystems keyboard, Combo
KVM Switch can emulate these function keys via PS/2 keyboard.
Please refer to the table shown below for Sun Microsystems keyboard special
functions.
To activate SUN keyboard emulation on the PS/2 keyboard, you must press the
<LEFT Window> key first (this key usually is located between the <LEFT
CTRL> and <LEFT ALT>). Then press the second key (Sun Microsystems
Function Key). Please do not release <LEFT Window> when you press the
second key.
Sun Microsystems
Function Key
PS/2 Keyboard
Stop
L_Win & L_Alt
Props
L_Win & L_Ctrl
Compose
L_Win & L_Shift
Front
L_Win & F1
Open
L_Win & F2
Find
L_Win & F3
Again
L_Win & F4
Undo
L_Win & F5
Copy
L_Win & F6
Paste
L_Win & F7
Cut
L_Win & F8
Help
L_Win & F11
Power
L_Win & F12
Mute
L_Win & 1
Volume Down
L_Win & 2
Volume UP
L_Win & 3
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9. Troubleshooting :
Symptom
Possible Cause
Recommended Solution
Keyboard and/or Mouse
not working
Keyboard and/or Mouse need
to be reset.
Unplug the cables from the
console port(s), and then
plug them back in.
Check the cable from the
switch to the computer and
make sure it is connected
properly.
Power off all connected
devices and then power
them up again.
Make sure the console of
the Slave is connected to
the Master’s PC port.
Remove any power supplies
to the slave (unplug all
cables) before connecting it
to the Master.
Remove any power supplies
to the Slave (unplug all
cables), before connecting it
to the Master.
Make sure the cable is
connected correctly: Slave
console link to Master port.
Use <F1>: Set/Position to
move OSD menu and
banner to the proper
position.
Failed connection to the
computer.
KVM Switch needs to be reset.
Master/ Slave chaining
does not work
Incorrect configuration or
improper installation
procedures.
Double OSD images
displayed with a cascade
configuration
Improper slave connection
procedure.
Failed connection.
OSD menu is not
displayed in the correct
position
The OSD menu has fixed
resolution and its size varies
due to the changes of
computer VGA resolution.
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10.Firmware Upgrade Procedures
The KVM switch provides the firmware upgrade for the following functions:

USB console: Update for USB console keyboard/mouse compatibility.
The firmware filename for USB console is like Dlink_KVM_Vxxx_bx.USB.

PS/2 console: Update for PS/2 console keyboard/mouse compatibility.
The firmware filename for PS/2 console is like Dlink_KVM_Vxxx_bx.PS2.

OSD: Update for on-screen-display functions.
The firmware filename for OSD is like Dlink_KVM_Vxxx_bx.OSD.
To update the firmware, please do the followings:
1. Disconnect all the KVM cable between KVM and computer.
2. Disconnect all the keyboard and mouse plugged on KVM.
3. Disconnect the VGA cable between KVM and monitor.
4. Apply DC 5V adapter to the KVM.
Figure 32
5.
Execute the firmware update utility “KVM_utility_V100.EXE”.
Figure 33
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6.
Use the mini-USB cable to connect KVM firmware update port and the
USB port of computer which runs the firmware update utility.
Figure 34
7.
The utility will scan the KVM programmer automatically.
Figure 35
8.
Please select the target by enabling the check box, for example “USB
Console”, and click the file browsing button to select the firmware file to
update.
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Figure 36
9.
Select the firmware file to update.
Figure 37
10. Click the “Program” button to start firmware programming.
Figure 38
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11. A status bar is shown under the panel to indicate the update progress.
Figure 39
12. The firmware is updated successfully.
Figure 40
13. Unplug the power adapter for a moment, and plug it back in to restart
the device.
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Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
not occur in a particular installation.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user's authority to operate this equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
Industry Canada Statement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this
device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B conforme á la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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