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Jeff May 28, 2000 07:30 PM
usb or PS/2 on adb
What products are available that allow you to use usb or ps/2 mice on an adb mac?
 
MacOS761 May 29, 2000 04:44 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.
 
Evinyatar May 31, 2000 03:20 PM
There is a PS/2 to USB adapter. So if you'd just buy a PCI->USB card, and connect the USB->PS/2 adapter, you'd be settled. Of course it's not worth the money but that's your problem http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/smile.gif

More info on the PS/2 adapter: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...tersAndCables?
 
cjk Jun 3, 2000 10:50 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.

--christian
 
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