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usb or PS/2 on adb
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May 28, 2000, 06:30 PM
What products are available that allow you to use usb or ps/2 mice on an adb mac?
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May 29, 2000, 03:44 PM
Well, I tried to post this last night, but Netscape froze up. Anyway...

If your computer has PCI slots, you can get a PCI card that will give you USB ports. I believe that you have to be running OS 8.5 (so, 8.6) for this to work. I have never heard of a similar product for PS/2 peripherals - what would be the market for that?

There are adapters for using ADB on a USB Mac, but I don't believe there are adapters to go the other way, either for USB or PS/2.

To find actual products, search this and the G4 and iMac forums for "USB" and "PCI" - I'm sure you'll find some good links.
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May 31, 2000, 02:20 PM
There is a PS/2 to USB adapter. So if you'd just buy a PCI-&gt;USB card, and connect the USB-&gt;PS/2 adapter, you'd be settled. Of course it's not worth the money but that's your problem

More info on the PS/2 adapter: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...tersAndCables?
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Jun 3, 2000, 09:50 PM
www.geethree.com makes a PS/2 to ADB adapter. It works with mice but not keyboards. I have one and have used it with various PS/2 mice with zero problems. I'm currently using a MS Intellimouse explorer connected to it right now.

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