Setup..Computer in different room from Monitor, keyboard ect.... Has anyone tried this?

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Pinger, Mar 15, 2005.

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    Pinger Guest

    I am finally upgrading my 5 yr old Dell XPS and came up with an idea to
    clean up the mess of wires under and behind the computer which is usually at
    ones feet... Wonder if anyone has tried it.. I plan on putting the Computer
    itself, the cable modem and router in the basement right below where the
    monitor is going to be on the first floor. Then the only thing on the new
    small elegant type computer table in our dinning room which will be now
    will be the Dell FP 1905 monitor with the wireless keyboard/mouse, External
    DVD RW and printer which will all connect through the usb ports on the
    monitor(the wireless is the Logitech lx700 which has a receiver/charge
    cradle which will sit on the Tabletop). The speakers will be the AS500
    Sound Bar on the monitor.. Only catch will be getting longer cables for the
    monitor, usb connection from monitor to computer and a longer audio cable
    for the sound bar.. In theory I can't find a glitch in this idea and hoped
    you guys might have tried this and also get your opinions... I know my wife
    will like the idea of this cleaner less messy setup :)
    Pinger, Mar 15, 2005
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    Tom Scales Guest

    Tom Scales, Mar 15, 2005
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    S.Lewis Guest

    Last year I set up two systems with 30' KVM cabling, with the systems
    residing in an unseen storage closet, leaving only the kb, mouse, and LCDs
    visible on the office desks.

    I don't recall the online vendor from whom I purchased, but it all went very
    well. These were analog LCDs, fwiw.

    S.Lewis, Mar 15, 2005
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    Pinger Guest

    Tom I too have a 25' svga cable I bought from pacific cable to run the
    computer to our Samsng DLP and it works ok now as long as I only have one
    line connected, I bought a svga spliter from Pacific but with the two are
    connected the quality goes way down... I plan on connecting the Flat Panel
    via DVI and connecting the 25' svga to the open vga connection on the vid
    card, as for the wireless keyboard/mouse I plan on connecting the
    receiver/charging pod to the monitor usb which will put the signal right on
    the desktop, don't think it would ever work with the receiver in the
    basement.... thanks for the quick reply!!
    Pinger, Mar 15, 2005
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    Tom Scales Guest

    Yes, I can imagine a splitter would be a problem if it wasn't a powered
    splitter. Sounds like a cool plan.

    Tom Scales, Mar 16, 2005
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    MadMan Guest

    Just make sure the cable is shielded, and if you run a ground wire it will
    help cut down in RFI. Groung the shielding to a screw on the pc powersupply.
    And try to keep ithe cable away from any UV lightfixtures as the balest will
    cause some major problems.

    MadMan, Mar 16, 2005
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