I bouth a new Avocent DSR2161 KVMovIP Switchs and I'm having a little problem. Since I know Dell/HP/Avocent (and maybe some other else) use the same type of hardware to make this KVM Switchs, including the local System (OSCAR).
With this switch I bouth 16 KVM CAT5 PS/2 Adapters from HP.
When I connect them to the KVM Switch it shows a Green Light that means there is a cable in there but the orange light (I think it's the "act" light is turned off. In OSCAR no adapters appear.
When I plug in/out a adapter using a firmware v3 (latest Firmware from Avocent) it says (in debug mode):
rcmProcessRipPortStatusMsg: port 7
rcmRequestRipTableEntry: port 7, chan 1
rcmProcessRipTableMsg: old packet type!
RIP STATUS(RipTable) port:7 chan:1 In0 On1 Rip1 UA1 Up0 STS=71
rcmProcessRipTableMsg: port 7, chan 1, swChannels 0
rcmProcessRipTableMsg: ERROR RIP not found!
I have exactly the same problem with a DSR800. I think the adapters must be proprietry, but do not want to venture another $150 to find out. I only want to use mine as a local KVM, but can find very little info other than sales talk. I have no software cd and i think i can use it as a local KVM but again i am not sure.