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How To Connect Multiple PCs To A Single Monitor (Guide)

In certain circumstances, you want to connect two or more computers (desktop PC, Laptop, Gaming console, etc.) to a single monitor. There are few manual solutions like disconnect and reconnect VGA cable, use monitor switcher, etc., but here is a very simple and very practical solution to connect two computers to a single LCD or LED Monitor.

Prerequisites: Your monitor should have both VGA and DVI or HDMI ports and one of your PC should have both VGA and DVI or HDMI ports. Another requirement is VGA and DVI or HDMI cables to connect PCs and monitor.

All monitors with multiple input connections also have a source selection button on their front panel from where the functions are controlled. And the good thing about these displays is that you can connect them to multiple input sources at the same time and then simply switch between these sources without changing any cable or connection.

Just connect one of your PC to your monitor via a VGA cable and connect the second PC to the monitor via either DVI cable or HDMI cable. Just select the source using the front panel button on monitor.


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