PS2 to USB, keyboard; possible?

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
Joined
29 Aug 2002
Messages
3,763
Well I have a freebie crud keyboard and a laptop with USB ports - the keyboard is PS2 only. You always get a USB to PS2 adaptor with stuff (I have lots) but can you do teh same the other way so I could use the PS2 with my USB ports for a laptop keyboard?

(sorry being lazy and not googled or searched forum overly - just busy ATM! :p )
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
Joined
29 Aug 2002
Messages
3,763
Can I ask where you got it or what it might have come with? (Just guessing on the latter)
 

vertigo

OSNN Senior Addict
Joined
5 Dec 2005
Messages
330
not sure actually, might've come with my very old microsoft mouse
 

cjdodd

OSNN Junior Addict
Joined
25 Apr 2004
Messages
18
Just do a search on ebay for 'USB to PS2 Adapter'

There are loads, about £1.99ish
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
Joined
29 Aug 2002
Messages
3,763
OK I feel really lazy now that I did not do that searching myself....

one thing though that I do not think I can get from a search - rather than buy the thing outright - is there a known current product I can buy that will include this? Bear in mind I may be in the market for a decent keyboard/mouse combo anyway...

Thanks guys!
 
Joined
11 Mar 2004
Messages
3,454
i got one that converts both the ps/2 mouse and keyboard to a single usb. Works well enough.
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

Xie wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Impressed you have kept this alive this long EP! So many sites have come and gone. :(

Just did some crude math and I apparently joined almost 18yrs ago, how is that possible???
hello peeps... is been some time since i last came here.
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.
Terrahertz wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Yo fellas!
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy?

Forum statistics

Threads
62,007
Messages
673,466
Members
5,598
Latest member
Larry Chris