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Not all USB keyboards/mice support a PS/2 connection automatically using an adapter from one of the manufacturers, and vice versa with PS/2 keyboards/mice. The support needs to be built into the device.
I have seen PS/2 port emulators for USB connections, for connecting a PS/2 keyboard and a mouse to a single USB port, but not the other way round.
Message Edited by esquire on 11-06-2005 10:12 AM
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The ones I've seen are even better - 2 PS/2 connectors to one USB port :smileywink:
You will still need an emulator of some kind - it may be difficult to emulate USB through a PS/2 port which is why there aren't many of those around.
Message Edited by esquire on 11-06-2005 10:52 AM
Interesting to actually find your post today - years after - as I'm not able to have a Dell L100 USB keyboard be recognized by a HP m1070n running XP MCE through the ps/2 port using an adapter. I just wanted to save the USB port. But curious that (Dell) USB keyboards won't simply load via ps/2. I understand the reverse needing drivers…recall any solution ever?