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TRENDnet TK-217I 2-Port USB KVM Switch

  • 4 Ports 1 Port
  • Video Resolution 2048 x 1536
  • USB Bus Powered
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The 2-Port USB KVM Switch, model TK-217i, allows you to control 2 PC and/or Mac computers with one set of console controls. Manage laptops or desktops that have VGA and USB ports at the touch of a button, with a set of USB keyboard, USB mouse, and VGA monitor console controls.

No driver installation required, simply plug in the devices to control 2 computers. A convenient toggle switch with a 1.5 m (5 ft.) extension cable can be placed in the most ergonomic location on your workstation

Learn more about the TRENDnet TK-217I




PC Connectors
2 x USB Type A port (male)

2 x 15-pin VGA port (female)
Console Connectors
1 x 15-pin VGA (male)

2 x USB Type A ports (female) (mouse and keyboard connections)
Computer Connections
2 Ports
Monitor Connections
1 Port
Video Resolution
2048 x 1536
PC Selection
Push Buttons/Hot Keys/OSD
LED Indicators
Computer 1 or Computer 2 Status
Operating: 0 - 40 Degrees Celsius

Storage: -20 - 60 Degrees Celsius
0% to 90%,Non-Condensing
89x 64x 25 mm (3.5 x 2.5 x 1.0 in.)
315 g (11.2 oz)


Power Features
USB Bus Powered
USB Features
with USB support
Use one keyboard, monitor, and mouse to control two computers

Console-side hardware
1 x USB 2.0 Type A port (keyboard connection)
1 x USB 2.0 Type A port (mouse connection)
1 x 15-pin VGA port (VGA monitor connection)

LED display indicates which computer is active

Push button switch with a 1.45 m (57 in.) extension cable

Computer-side hardware
2 x built-in VGA / USB combination cable
Each combination cable has one VGA and one USB port

Works with most USB Mouse and Keyboard devices

Supports up to 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution

Supports Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems

Install the included KVM switcher software in order to program Hot-Keys and Auto-Scan intervals

Plug and Play with no software download required

No power required, this device is powered by the computer's USB port


Package Contents
with Built-in Cables

Manufacturer Warranty

2 years limited
2 years limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Peter C.
  • 4/29/2014 11:46:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsTK-217i DOA

Pros: Has remote switch

Cons: I work for a major Medical manufacturer in the Engineering department. We purchased 30 of these units on our last order. (we have order a few before this)
Out of 30 units, 17 out of the fist 19 we have tested so far are DOA.
They all have blurry video. This is a major problem for the type of medical system we are using this in. The switching works fine. We have verified this agaisnt mulitple computers and screens and agaist older working KVM switches. The problem always follows the KVM switch. It looks like a bad batch as all the serial numbers we have are very close.

Other Thoughts: If you have a critical application you may want to look at another device.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Pete C.,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly at if you have any questions or need further assistance. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve.

Please also include a link to this review in your email.

Warm Regards,
TRENDnet Support Team

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  • Jason K.
  • 7/25/2013 5:50:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPowered Keyboards

Pros: The push button to switch between computers is very handy!

Cons: Unfortunately, this item craps out if you are using a powered keyboard like the Saitek Eclipse. It will work fine for a while. However, if you leave for a time, say 6 hours or so, one of 2 things happen. The keyboard either becomes completely unresponsive or certain keys stop working.

Other Thoughts: My opinion is that the switch cannot draw that much power through itself. Unfortunately, I will have to return this item and get a different one.

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  • Jo Y.
  • 11/15/2012 3:15:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsturns off randomly all the time

Pros: 2 computer, one keyboard/video/mouse! this is my second kvm (2 different brands) I have multiple computers and servers so this is a good product to own..... when it works....

Cons: This one turns the keyboard/video/mouse off all at once, suddenly, randomly and several times a day. I use my main PC for gaming, 3 monitors with a server shared on one of the monitors. In the middle of game/internet/documents or whatever im doing BAM! no computer for about 1-2 minutes..... very irritating. My advice, dont buy this, you will hate it.

Other Thoughts: Dont sell products if they dont work properly.

Manufacturer Response:

Manufacturer Response
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Valued customer,

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please e-mail us at, reference "New Egg product review", and someone will contact you in an expedited manner. We look forward to working with you directly and restoring your faith in TRENDnet products.

Warmest Regards,

TRENDnet Sales Team

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  • Andrew B.
  • 8/15/2011 10:11:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMost reliable KVM I've ever used

Pros: This switch just works all the time, every time. Surprisingly it even works with the combo wireless mouse/KB USB Dongle, wasn't expecting that. This has been in constant use and there hasn't been a single instance of lost USB connections or monitor display issues.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: The remote switch could be a little heavier so it won't slide around, but it does come with double sided mounting tape if you tend to smash at things like a gorilla as I do...

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/22/2011 10:36:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected

Pros: Compact, integrated cables, USB 2.0, switches with either push botton switch or keyboard (software not required).

Cons: LED indicactor difficult to read whether on left or right switch when viewed from an angle.

Other Thoughts: I have both a USB mouse and USB keyboard. When trying a PS2 keyboard through a USB adaptor, the keyboard wasn't recognized. Not sure if the problem was this switch or the USB adaptor.

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