hardware mode and want to get into software mode and start work on other areas of the car, like interior and exterior customizing.
Everything works together. There is a ethernet switch and all are hooked into the main system. The main system shares its wi-fi and mobile connection (Sprint hurry up and get LTE in Miami). For the wi-fi I was using those little wifi dongles, but they wouldnt get signal unless I was really close. Then one day while looking for something else I found the wifi for the motherboard that connects to a USB mobo header. I cut up an old USB cable, wired that up so I can use it on a regular USB port, now I have huge range as far as signal. Before I had to park my car next to my room to get onto the Homegroup, now i can sit across the street. Originally I had a mifi for the car, but it had so many issues. I am thinking of maybe adding the access point back into the mix, but honestly, if they in my car they are most likely using one of its systems, but I know most love their phones, I know I love mine and use it more than my desktop PC.
The power requirements are just awful. Why it has to 2.6amps is just beyond me. I understand 2amps or even 3amps, but 2.6amps is awkward. I think the high range has something to do with the KVM aspect itself. Who knows IOGEAR always does weird power requiremnets on their products, but they work very well. This is the only KVMP switch that works the way I want it to and is 99.9% reliable. I have tried the KVMP switch without adapters and most of the devices will not work. Once power is applied, I am good to go.
What is worrying me now are the thin clients. The dc-dc PSU on those do not have a range like automotive PSUs. Its either 12V or they aint working! Im thinking because they will be connected to secondary battery, they should be fine? If not, what can I do, with out replacing the PSUs, to ensure they get 12v power?