Adapt PS/2 mouse/keyboard to USB
Posted on 2007-10-14
I have a KVM switch (IOGEAR MiniView SE) that uses PS/2 connectors. I have a PC that accepts only USB keyboard and mouse. I have a USB keyboard and mouse that work reliably with this machine.
I want to connect the KVM switch to this PC.
I have a PS/2 to USB adaptor that works some of the time when adapting the KVM switch's PS/2 connectors to this PC.
The USB socket on this PC is large enough that the plug wobbles around in the socket. That may be the problem, or the PS/2 to PS/2 connections (KVM cables to USB adaptor) may be the problem.
I'd like to get a reliable connection. Can you help me with
1) getting a consistent USB connection, or
2) selecting an adaptor card so the Ps/2 mouse & keyboard can plug in directly, or
3) something I haven't thought of?
The machine is a Dell Dimension DIME521 running XP Home SP2.