I recently decided to use a Belkin wireless keyboard with my laptop. Since the Belkin had PS/2 connectors, I purchased a PS/2 to USB adapter. It doesn't work. Is it a hardware problem or is it just not a feasible way to approach the installation. Can i in fact do what i want to do?
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There are 4 possible ways in my awareness...
Method 1: Resynchronize your device with the receiver To resynchronize the mouse or the keyboard with the receiver, follow
Note When you synchronize the mouse or the keyboard with the
receiver, put the device near the receiver and put any other wireless keyboards and
mouse at least 6 feet away.
Press the button on the receiver, and then verify that the
light on the receiver starts to blink.
Some newer Microsoft devices are permanently bound to their receiver
and cannot be reset. If your device does not have a button, skip to
If a dialog box appears on the screen in several seconds,
follow the instructions that appear on the screen. Otherwise, go to
the next step.
Press and release the Connect Channel button on the bottom
of the mouse or the keyboard.
Check the green light on the receiver. A steady green light
means the synchronization was successful. If the problem persists, try steps 1
through 4 again.
For the Wireless Notebook mouse:
This issue can occur if the micro-switch on the bottom of the mouse is
not released. Use a pin or a pen to try to release the button if it is
The following example shows the buttons to push to synchronize a wireless hardware device:
Bottom of the mouse: The connect channel button
Different kind of receiver
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Method 2: Try different portsTo determine
whether the problem is related to the ports on the computer, use only the two
cables that are included with the wireless desktop receiver, or the single
cable that is included with a mouse.
USB keyboard and USB mouseIf the USB cable is currently connected to a USB hub, disconnect
the device from the hub, and then connect it to a USB port on the computer. If
your device is already connected to a USB port on the computer, try to connect
the device to a different USB port if one is available.
Note Only one USB connection to the computer is required, even if
your device has two USB plugs. If the problem persists, disconnect other USB
devices and connect only the USB plug from the receiver to a USB port on the computer.
Warning If you have to change a PS/2 connection, shut off the
computer, make the changes, and then restart the computer. Do not plug a PS/2
device into the PS/2 port while the computer is running.If your devices are connected to PS/2 ports on the computer,
verify that you have the following configurations:
Verify that the USB plug for your mouse is connected to the
green USB-to-PS/2 adapter and that this adapter is plugged in the mouse PS/2
port on the computer. The mouse PS/2 port on the computer may also be green.
If you are not sure which PS/2 port is the mouse PS/2 port, see the
documentation that was included with the computer.
Verify that the USB plug for the keyboard is connected to
the purple USB-to-PS/2 adapter and that this adapter is plugged in the keyboard
PS/2 port on the computer. The keyboard PS/2 port on the computer may also be
purple. If you are not sure which PS/2 port is the keyboard PS/2 port, see the
documentation that was included with the computer.
you have to change your configuration, shut down the computer, make the
changes, and then restart the computer. If your mouse or keyboard has
both USB and PS/2 connections, try using the other connection.
PS/2 keyboard and USB mouseIf
you are using a wireless mouse with a USB connector and a PS/2
keyboard, verify that the USB mouse is plugged in a USB port on the
computer and that the purple keyboard PS/2 plug is connected to the
purple PS/2 port on the computer. If you have to change the PS/2
connection, shut off the computer, make the changes, and then restart
Method 3: Reinsert the batteries or install fresh batteriesBoth
the wireless keyboard and the wireless mouse rely on AA alkaline
batteries for power. Remove the batteries, and then insert them again.
If the problem persists, install a fresh set of batteries in the device
that you are having problems with.
Method 4: Check for interferenceItems
such as wireless routers, radios, cell phones, desktop fans,
fluorescent lights, and large metal objects like computer cases and
metal furniture may interfere with the signal of the keyboard. Try to
keep such items away from the keyboard, and check the behavior of the
Do not put the mouse or the receiver near any
electrical devices, especially transmitters such as cordless or
cellular telephones or other wireless mouse devices or receivers. A
distance of at least 8 to 12 inches is recommended. Do not put the
mouse or the receiver on metallic surfaces or objects, especially long
metallic rails or cables. We recommend that you keep the mouse and the
keyboard a minimum of 3 feet from metallic objects.
I had a user with the same problem using a Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse. This is a similar setup to most Logitech wireless desktop kits, there is one wireless receiver for both devices and it has a USB connector as well as a normally unused PS/2 (it comes with an adapter for the USB so you can use this on an old computer without USB). The user went on a trip and another "helpful" user that was in his office noticed the wireless receiver's PS/2 cable unplugged and decided to plug it in for him. I'm actually amazed that it worked as well as it did but Windows didn't recognize the keyboard correctly (103 key keyboard?). All I did to solve this problem was to unplug the PS/2 conector and load the correct software for the keyboard. I also put tape and a note on the unneeded connector to prevent this from happening again.
Yes and no... "Wireless enabled" means you do not need a separate adapter to connect to a wireless NETWORK or computer, not a peripheral device.
I assume the two connectors are PS/2- plugs - one pink, the other one green. What you need is a PS/2- -to-USB adapter that should have come with your keyboard. PS/2-in, USB-out, either with or without the cables (see picture)
... Well, first things first, are your keyboard and mouse USB or PS/2? Chances are if it's a really old computer it doesn't have any USB ports. You would then need either 2 USB to PS/2 adapter (typically small green and purple adapters) or PS/2 keyboard and mouse.
go to Amazon.com, and look up ps/2 (which is the official name for the connector type normal keyboards have) to usb adapter, and you should find a little green thing that adapts your keyboard to usb. Make sure that the usb is a male end, and the ps/2 is a female end, or you've got the wrong one. However, before you do that, I want to let you know that I just did the same thing, and I cannot get my Gateway keyboard to work on my HP laptop through usb. I have no idea why, and I am currently trying to find a solution. So I wouldn't suggest buying it until you know how to fix it. If you figure it out let me know.
what the adviser meant was your pc cannot provide enough power to the usb port to power the unit, assuming you have tried other ports and it still wont work; you will need to either purchase a pci usb 2.0 card adapter or purchase a mains powered usb hub and connect to this instead.