What is the opinion of Reddit about the
StarTech.com 500ft VGA KVM Over IP Extender – PS/2 & USB Host – KVM Console Over CAT5 Ethernet for Multiple Servers / Computers (SV565UTPU)?

A total of 6 reviews of this product on Reddit.

12 points

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12th Feb 2018

FWIW, your internet not being reliable and your internal network not being reliable are two different things, you might be able to get away with a basic VNC session to the desktop, since that doesn’t use the internet and your internal network should be snappy enough for this.

Or get a CAT5 VGA/USB extender, like this (you’ll need a second monitor, though) – https://smile.amazon.com/StarTech-SV565UTPU-Console-Extender-500-ft/dp/B00267TXZ8?sa-no-redirect=1

1 point

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20th Sep 2019

You could, though I wouldn’t. You would not gain any performance or anything as long as you use good cables in the first place.

If you’re going to run a dedicated cable, you could try something like this: https://www.amazon.com/USB-Console-Extender-over-CAT5/dp/B00267TXZ8

I probably wouldn’t use that exact one, it’s just a good example of something to maybe try. Though if you do get that or something like it, get a good quality cable, something like a cat6 or cat6a.

You run a cable between the 2 units, put one unit at your desk with a monitor, keyboard and mouse hooked up to it; and put the other unit by the server. Just connect the second unit to the server and voila, you’re done.

1 point

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16th May 2021

well I’m not looking for an IP KVM just an extender that uses a point to point catx connection. like this https://www.amazon.ca/Startech-Com-SV565UTPU-500-Feet-Console-Extender/dp/B00267TXZ8?th=1&psc=1

1 point

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22nd Jan 2017

I have never used this, but I THINK this is what you’re looking for

https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-SV565UTPU-Console-Extender-500-ft/dp/B00267TXZ8