Laptop not recognizing external keyboard & mouse using USB to PS2 adapter
Posted on 2007-09-30
I am trying to use a D-Link DKVM-4K KVM switch to connect my home desktop running Windows XP and my Gateway laptop M-685E running Vista Business to a common monitor, keyboard and mouse. Since the KVM cables use PS2 connections and the laptop only has USB connections I am forced to use a PS2 to USB adapter to the laptop. When I first connected things, everything worked fine. However, I take the laptop to work and I am now trying to connect the KVM setup and I cannot get the keyboard and mouse to work with the laptop (video switching works fine). I have tried another keyboard and mouse connected directly to the laptop through the adapter and the laptop will not recognize them, either, so the problem must be in the laptop not recognizing the peripherals through the USB port. I have tried rebooting with the devices connected and nothing changes. Also, when I plug the devices in, no recognition takes place. Is this normal for keyboards and mice?
Are there some troubleshooting tips you can give me regarding this problem>
Thanks in advance!