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Old 01-30-10, 10:45 AM
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PS2 to USB Adapter question re: laptop and mouse

I've been wanting a wireless laptop mouse, but my wife bought a regular PS2 PC mouse from Big Lots for like $2.

Is there a certain PS2-to-USB adapter that I can use? My old laptop doesn't have a PS2 port for a mouse. It's my understanding that not all PS2-to-USB adapters are the same.
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Re: PS2 to USB Adapter question re: laptop and mouse

I've used this adapter without issues:
http://www.meritline.com/usb-to-dual...--p-27759.aspx

There's also a shorter, squatter device on Meritline:
http://www.meritline.com/usb-to-ps2-...--p-37294.aspx

Going from a PS/2 device to a USB port requires circuitry on the adapter that translates the signal between the two protocols. As such, there's no guarantee that an adapter will work on every PC, nor with every device.


You may just want to pony up for a wireless mouse. If your laptop has bluetooth built-in, you can get a bluetooth mouse and not worry about a cord or a USB adapter.
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Re: PS2 to USB Adapter question re: laptop and mouse

thanks for the info!

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