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IOGEAR GCS1104 4-Port USB DVI KVMP Switch with Audio and Cables

  • 4 Ports 1 Port
  • 1-99 secs (default: 5 secs)
  • Up to 1920 x 1200; DDC2B
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  • newegg Share Peripherals and Audio Devices between Four Computers The Iogear GCS1104 KVMP Switch provides the simplest way to share one DVI monitor, mouse, keyboard, speaker set and microphone between four computers. Two powered USB hubs can be connected to the Iogear GCS1104's port for sharing multiple USB2.0 peripherals such as your external hard drives, printers, scanners and more.
  • newegg Multi-platform Support The Iogear GCS1104 KVMP Switch supports multiple platforms including Windows and Mac computers, Sun Solaris workstations, as well as Linux, UNIX and other USB supported operating systems.
  • newegg AutoScan With the AutoScan feature, scan and monitor the activities of all operating computers connected to the Iogear GCS1104 KVMP Switch.
  • newegg Easy Installation The Iogear GCS1104 KVMP Switch features easy installation with no need for drivers or software. It is a true plug-and-play device that will have you up and running quickly.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Bruce F.
  • 5/10/2015 8:47:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks good

Pros: Works has advertised. Have been using going on 3 years, works with wireless keyboard and mouse (see note below) speakers and headsets.

Cons: Due to its lite weight moves/shifts easy on desk with all cables connected.

Due to the order of booting some motherboards will not allow booting up into BIOS at startup. This is common with KVMs and even with some wireless keyboards. Cannot take off points for that but you will need to plug keyboard directly into computer to use BIOS features.

Other Thoughts: I use this with 4 computers running Windows 7, 8.1, and XP systems. I have a Logitech 510 wireless keyboard and mouse connected to front port and works without problems. Connect to 2.1 speakers and a 1920X1080, 24" LCD. Headset jack in front works great.

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  • John R.
  • 1/12/2015 1:38:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good

Pros: My new employer uses Macs so my old PS2/VGA KVM solution between my old work PC and my personal PC wasn't going to cut it. I decided to cut the cord and move to a USB/DVI solution to get something that worked for my new Mac and my home PC (Win 7).

Unlike my old bus-powered KVM, this one has an external power adapter and is built very well. I had to construct a small shelf under my desk to put the KVM on it. I also went with the 4port model since I might be moving my Linux box from the basement up to my office. The price difference between the 2port and the 4port wasn't huge.

I hooked up my standard PC keyboard and my Logitech USB wheel mouse and after a few driver updates in Windows, I was off and running. Worked great. I then hooked up my Mac with a Thunderbolt to HDMI & HDMI to DVI adapters (yes, I know I can get a single adapter but this is what I have). That worked great. The wheel mouse worked great (I think the KVM is emulating it but I'm not sure). I'll miss a few things about my Apple MagicMouse, but no big deal. I'll keep it for when I'm on the road.

Cons: It is hard to tell which firmware version you have. The 'list out current settings' function (HSM + [F4]) does not show that. They should have that output list the model # and the installed firmware version. I was finally able to determine that IOGEAR encodes the version in the USB device name. I had '113'. The latest on the website is '117'. The release notes for '117' simply list the changes since the last version. I couldn't figure out the set of changes between '113' and '117'. I contacted support and they said the prior versions where to deal with bugs with certain keyboards and mice and if it was working for me, then I should not update. Really? How do I know that? For all I know the bugs fixed were dealing with timing issues or random hangs, etc that I might have have seen yet (I'm only just a few days into my usage). So I went again and updated to '117' with no problem following the instructions in the manual. Version '117' did add power-on detection but the release notes didn't really explain it. I found the same feature in other IOGEAR KVM manuals. They should go back and update the manual.

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  • John R.
  • 8/15/2014 12:31:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBuy with Caution

Pros: Reliable. excellent cables, reliable hot keys

Cons: Does not work with all motherboards during BIOS post. This means that you will not be able to get into the BIOS on certain systems. My MSI motherboards seen to work well, but not my Biostar or Gigabyte systems. The only workaround that I have found is to plug a KB and mouse directly into the motherboard (bypassing the KVM). Once Widows loads all works well.

Other Thoughts: I chatted with the manufacturer's technician and he said the the problem was with the motherboard (BIOS) and not with the KVM. No remedy offered.

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  • Miguel C.
  • 7/24/2014 8:34:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBeware!

Pros: DVI ports with DVI-D Connectors. fits new LCDs and Video Cards.
Fast Switch and Easy to use.

Cons: It produces too much heat. approx. ~ 80 F - 90 F at the bottom of the device.

the usb port for mouse and keyboard may not work with mouse.

Other Thoughts: I gave it 2 eggs cause of the problems of the usb and the mouse. It may need a firmware update, but there is not new firmware update. Now it gets ridiculous when you want to update the firmware of the devide. you need to plug a computer directly with the monitor, mose and keyboard and usb to the KVM in other to update the firmware. to update firmware, your keyboard have to be connected to your kvm first then you need to press num lock + - then release num lock then type "u p g r a d e" no quotes. Then click on the firmware update software that you can download from iogear.com. I tried this before calling iogear. and It did not work.

Then, I call iogear and talk to one of their technitians. which told me to try to plug the mouse in a different computer to test my mouse (???). then told to try the kvm in a different computer (???). then told me sorry your kvm is defective. So I order a new one and received 2 days after and guess what. same thing. I would recommend to buy insurance from newegg just in case this device dies on you.

Now the mouse works on a different usb port of the kvm but it does not work in the set usb port for mouse. but now all your usb have to switch to the next computer you are using by pressing and holding, instead of just pressing and the keyboard mouse and monitor switches.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The GCS1104 has built in mouse emulation, meaning it is looking for a basic wired 2 button mouse. No guarantee with anything else. This emulation can be turned off with HSM settings through the KVM. The sequence described above would be to get into these settings. Also some of the suggestions above you were asked to try are basic troubleshooting steps since this is a plug and play device. With the emulation off it should work with almost all mice. This would be the same as the usb peripheral ports on the KVM with the emulation turned off. The Upgrade process would not work if you are already at the latest level of firmware. The GCS1102 and GCS1104 are very hot selling KVM's with a very low failure rate. If you cannot change ports with using hot key commands from your keyboard, the keyboard may not be compatible with the emulation of the KVM. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Randy P.
  • 7/12/2014 10:53:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks good

Pros: Being used with a Win8 PC, Win7 laptop, and a Mac Mini. Does everything as advertised. No problems with audio, video, keyboard or mouse. I'm using an HP LCD monitor, a MS keyboard, and a logitech mouse.

Cons: Lots of wires but knew that going in.

Other Thoughts: My PC & Laptop didn't recognize the Logitech mouse at first but all I had to do is unplug the mouse from the mouse console port and plug it in to the extra USB 2.0 port that also gets switched. After that it worked flawless.

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  • Joshua G.
  • 6/8/2014 3:49:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: I've been using this for awhile now and haven't had any issues. Easy to switch between two computers.

Cons: Couldn't get it to work with acer timelineX laptop vga port.

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  • Anthony S.
  • 2/28/2014 8:05:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLasted 2 years

Pros: Worked at high resolutions. I run my monitor at 1920 x 1080 and it worked great.

Cons: USB ports started to quit on my about a 1.75 year mark. I think products should last 5 years.

Manufacturer Response:

First, thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The product should not behave as you described. Since the unit is backed by IOGEAR's 3 year warranty feel free to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Jerry S.
  • 11/19/2013 3:54:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Switch

Pros: Great switch. I got this to use on my workbench at home and has worked like a charm. Easy switching, USB focus is a nice feature. What I love the most is that there are individual buttons to select your input. I have used other KVMs when you restart a computer the switch switches to another input, this does not do that and makes it great if you need to configure BIOS or whatever on a restart.

Cons: I hade one little hiccup once, no audio was being sent out. Just reset and back to normal. Not worth taking off an egg.

Other Thoughts: If you need a nice durable switch, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Robert F.
  • 10/19/2013 10:25:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShoddy product

Pros: Video seems to work fine, but thats about it.

Cons: Mouse and keyboard constantly stop working and have to be unplugged/replugged into the switch to get it to recognize them again, this is with multiple standard mice and keyboards on a win7 pro computers plugged into USB, USB2, and USB3 ports. After about half an hour the mouse port on the switch stopped working entirely and now I can only use the USB2 port on the front.

Other Thoughts: Keep looking for a more reliable product.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Devin B.
  • 10/12/2013 3:16:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWorks but really annoying

Pros: First. It does handle VGA, you cant to use DVI to VGA adapter on both ends but yes it does.

For the most part it works as advertised

Cons: The reason I marked this so low is mainly because of the auto-scan feature. If I had known about this beforehand, I would not have purchased. Rebooting a PC it will autosiwtch to a different source, making it near impossible to get back and catch the bios screen.

Even if I have no other PC's plugged in, it still switches away from the current input.

Until you use it, you'll never realize how frustrating this is. I really wish this could get fixed, but obviously it's not going to happen.

Other Thoughts: Keep looking.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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