I bought a zonet 4 port kvm switch - that works.\nI've got a blackbox kvm extender - that works.\n*but they don't work together very well - they work but I can't access\nthe switch's hotkeys*\n\nI've also got a blackbox kvm switch that dtoesn't work at all. So\nforget that.\n\nEven with the 2 working things. When using the zonet switch with the\nblackbox extender, the keyboard hotkeys don't work on the switch. i\nhave to run downstairs and hit the button on the switch to change\ncomputers.\n \nI'm buying stuff off ebay.co.uk I could get a belkin kvm switch, but\nthen there's no belkin kvm extender there. I dont want to spend more\nthan on a switch or on an extender - hence ebay.\n\nSo, the way I see it, I have 3 options - listed in descending order of\npreference 1=best - relatively speaking.\n1)Buy many KVM Extenders and ethernet cables (one for each extender -\nan extender for each computer). Have a kvm switch at my end.\n2)Open up the zonet kvm switch pull the push-button off and attach a\nlong wire into my room with a switch at the end that I can use.\n3)Build a Rude Goldberg contraption that will let me squeeze the\nswitch from upstairs.\n \nAll the options are aweful. Even option 1 is expensive and leads to\nloads of cables running up the stairs.\nI've no background in electronics so am not inclined towards option 2\nand it may lead to me breaking the switch - the pun holds too. Forget\noption 3, it'd be too messy.\n\nI want to stick to a serious idea, like option 1, or an alternative.\nAnd probably want to avoid doing electronics project myself.\n\nAny ideas?!!!