For example, I needed a converter for my wireless keyboard and mouse to convert from PS/2 to USB. As far as I can tell, since the adaptors which work are always larger, I assume they have extra electronics inside so they can communicate with the USB port more intelligently. Connect with top rated Experts 15 Experts available now in Live! Joe67Apr 16, 2013, 9:49 PM I found this @ clickykeyboards.com Answer: The vast majority of commonly available ps2 to USB converters are simple passive ADAPTERS that simply change the plug shape Check This Out
Apparently the drivers for these devices play tricks to send non-standard c Happy hacker? The makers of these adapters wouldn't knowingly sell non-functional merchandise, so I assume that somehow these things can be made to work. I want to use it on the PS/2 port because I like having the ability to power on my PC with my keyboard (my BIOS has an option for this). Archived Discussion Load All Comments Full Abbreviated Hidden /Sea Score: 5 4 3 2 1 0 -1 More Login Nickname: Password: Public Terminal Forgot your password? https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/usb-to-ps-2-adapter-not-working.1732386/
Where can I download the drivers? (typical examples of passive ps/2 to USB adapters that are not true ps/2 to USB signal converters) Answer: The vast majority of commonly available i7, Nvidia 860M, 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD, MC 7.03. I don't know off hand if PS/2-through-USB follows the USB rules or PS/2 rules. Getting used to the fn-delete for backspace was a slight trick at first, 1 reply beneath your current threshold.
I think I've seen a USB to PS/2 adapter with the internal electronics to do this for a generic USB keyboard, but it's as expensive as just getting a PS/2 keyboard. My response was meant only as constructive and positive criticism, not to put you down, because you are a diamond, meaning you are flawless. I found this: http://www.xkeys.com/ymouse/whym08.php And it costs $60. Ps2 Keyboard To Usb Diy Do this every time the system doesn't detect the keyboard.
I knew PS2 supplied some power (ergo the caps/numlock/etc indicator lights) but I thought the amount was just enough for those LEDs. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. I thought my questions were interesting and lively. http://clickykeyboards.com/product/ps2-to-usb-adapter-converter-for-keyboards-short-usb-cable/ Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!
He's also said other devices work with the usb adapter. How To Connect A Ps/2 Keyboard To A Usb Port Now, one caveat...my system is strange. So looking for such an adapter is considered "overengineering"? It has separate mouse and keyboard PS/2 ports, and it claims that you can, with a laptop keyboard/mouse Y cable, plug in two keyboards and two mice.
see reference: (http://web.archive.org/web/20080228180642/http://www.geocities.com/jszybowski/keyboard/index.htm). you could check here Its got basically the same layout, but updated to the standards of the late 90s. Ps/2 To Usb Signal Converter My PS/2 ports both blew, probably from repeated hot plugging/unplugging, and I had to get a PS/2 -> USB adapter. Ps2 Keyboard To Usb Converter Thanks. #1 Synomenon, Oct 31, 2005 ValuedCustomer Senior member Joined: May 5, 2004 Messages: 759 Likes Received: 0 Sounds like the keyboard is wanting power.
Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More... http://admitcore.net/to-usb/usb-to-ps2-mouse-converter-not-working.html Share twitter facebook linkedin Contact Microsoft Support for help (Score:2) by dheltzel ( 558802 ) writes: That's what they are there for. My Account Search Search for: 0 MenuExperts Exchange Browse BackBrowse Topics Open Questions Open Projects Solutions Members Articles Videos Courses Contribute Products BackProducts Gigs Live Courses Vendor Services Groups Careers Store Please login. Ps/2 To Usb Converter
tried all the di "USB Keyboard not found" error, but I have a working PS/2 .. So i have a ps/2 wired usb adapter and it wont work on my laptop its windows usb ports not working,have one ps2 port working how to use both mouse and If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. this contact form My PS/2 Avid keyboard dates from July 2000, and is currently working attached to USB.
USB actually powers components like iPods, cameras, multi-function keyboards, etc and I can't see that happening w/ just a 5v supply. - I could totally be wrong though.. Ps2 Keyboard To Usb Wiring Diagram We redefine the Caps Lock key to be a Control key. anyone else have a definitive answer? #6 ValuedCustomer, Oct 31, 2005 Synomenon Diamond Member Joined: Dec 25, 2004 Messages: 9,745 Likes Received: 0 Yes, both USB and PS/2 supply 5v.
Those are all basic essentials, anything beyond that is gravy. Had I asked for an adapter, I would have had to deal with a lot of headaches. Add My Comment Cancel -ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources Virtual Desktop Windows Should have been cake... How To Make Ps2 To Usb Converter Tell me, on your 700 desktops, have you ever installed a piece of hardware, using good media to install the drivers (because windows built-in driver support su Re:Not all that unusual...
I found when googling around that even these snazzier adapters with circuitry cannot handle properly the additional buttons on some mice and keyboards (or in this case, probably my trakcball with Never a problem yet ... After that it worked OK. navigate here Re:Happy hacker?
But the article seems to be asking about going PS/2 keyboard -> USB port, which I've never tried. The first one regularly used to send some sort of signal, pretty much at random, which, under OS X, would start scrolling a window at random (not even the one with Dual Function Device or buy a REAL converter (Score:5, Informative) by linuxkrn ( 635044 ) writes:
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