I don’t generally post on forums, so I apologize if I’ve gotten something wrong (and for the long post…), but I could use some help.
I received my new KVM yesterday, but no matter what I do I can’t seem to get any sort of display out from it. I don’t know if the problem is with the cables, if I am doing something wrong, or if the KVM itself is malfunctioning, and I haven’t been able to find anything online that really addresses my issue.
I am trying to use a PAAG-E3132B KVM switch to connect three monitors, my personal PC, and my work laptop/dock, with keyboard, mouse, webcam and speakers.
I first tried connecting all monitors to the KVM console ports, my desktop to the PC 1 ports, and my laptop to the PC 2 ports, but got no display whatsoever. I then tried plugging in just one monitor at a time to both the Desktop and the Laptop, then just one monitor to my Desktop (switching between different cables and monitors), all with the same result.
I currently have my primary monitor connected to my Desktop directly, a second monitor connected via the KVM, and my keyboard and mouse hooked up to the KVM. The mouse and keyboard both work normally, as does the monitor connected directly to the Desktop, and the KVM lights up green/red indicating that the USB connection is good and PC1 is selected.
The second monitor connected to the Desktop via the KVM shows no display, and Windows doesn’t show additional monitors connected via display settings. I haven’t bothered to try connecting my speakers or webcam yet since the monitors aren’t working.
I purchased a couple of Club3D DP 1.4 2m cables (as recommended on the wiki/how to post) to test in case the issue lies with the cabling, but those won’t arrive for several days.
This is the first time I have ever dealt with a KVM and I have no idea what I may be doing wrong. Any advice at all would be enormously appreciated.
The specifics of my setup are listed below:
Dell 24in 1080p (x2)
LG 48in 4k UltraGear
Intel-based build running windows 11 with an RTX 3080
HP Elitebook 840 G6 with HP USB-C dock for DP output, running Windows 10
Razer Blackwidow V3 Pro Wireless Keyboard
Razer Naga Pro Wireless Mouse
Klipsch R-41PM Speakers
Logitech C920 Pro Webcam
Monoprice DP 2.0, 2m & 3ft, connecting LG monitor to KVM & KVM to PC
QVS DP 1.2, 10ft, connecting Dell monitors to KVM & KVM to PC/Laptop dock