Is a Driver needed for a PS/2 keyboard connected through USB Tags: PS/2 USB Cable Keyboards Windows XP Devices Components Last response: March 6, 2012 6:09 PM in Components Share DVS75 March 6, 2012 1:18:27 PM There is a problem connecting a PS/2 keyboard to a USB port of a laptop using a special cable. Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 says that a USB device cannot be recognized after you plug it in. Different PS/2 devices - Genius K639 keyboard and a mouse - connected via this cable do not get recognized by Windows XP. The same happens on a Windows XP desktop and another laptop which is under Windows 7 Home. The latter system does not report any errors at all, just the devices are not working. The cable is made by DH&R, model is USB012A (AM/MD6F 0.15M). There is an inscription on the cable: “High speed cable 2.0 version 28AWG/1P+24AWG/2C”. Photo: Please let me know how one can make a PS/2 device work through a USB port. Thank you! More about : driver needed keyboard connected usb sonexpc March 6, 2012 2:17:28 PM It's the compatible issue...I mostly use one use to 2 PS/2 for notebook and it work...something like this http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... When it is working I never change.. When you buy the one you have ... do you see any reviewon that parts...? By the way also related to the keyboard compatible issue. Which Keyboard you have? abekl March 6, 2012 2:17:40 PM If your system won't recognize the keyboard because it is running through an adapter, then there is nothing you can do, except to buy a USB keyboard. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Brett928S2 March 6, 2012 6:09:26 PM Hi My shops sell those adaptors.... Here is a hint... To make those adaptors work you NEED a MOUSE or Keyboard that DESIGNED internally to run on BOTH USB and PS2... If you plug them into a standard mouse or keyboard, they wont work.... All the best Brett Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedusb keyboard not connecting using ps/2 adapter solution Keyboard wont work through ps2 to usb Forum Driver to run USB jumpdrive through PS/2 Forum my keyboard wire is ps/2 cable and it not working well then i cut the wire and connect a usb wire solution Connecting USB keyboard to keyboard ps/2 port Forum SolvedPs/2 or USB port for keyboard?! solution Ps/2 keyboard to usb solution Can I use a Usb Mouse and a ps2 keyboard with a Maximus VII Hero motherboard solution PS/2 or USB Mouse and Keyboard not recognized by Windows solution SolvedIf a usb mouse and a ps2 mouse are connected on a same cpu at same tim Forum Solvedhow to install graphtech 1000-60 vinyl plotter in windows 7 ultimate-64 bit connected to system through USB solution SolvedPs2 to usb keyboard problem cant play games properly Forum SolvedQuestion about using a USB keyboard, via adapter, from the PS/2 port! Forum SolvedUSB keyboards not working. PS/2 works fine. solution My keyboard (Usb /ps2) does not work before boot up but after the window initialization it works solution SolvedPS2 mouse--PS2 connection adaptor for USB? solution usb ports not working,have one ps2 port working how to use both mouse and keyboard Forum Ps/2 to Usb Keyboard Issue. solution How do I get an old HP keyboard to work with my windows 7 laptop, I have a PS/2 to USB adapter, but that doesn't seem to work solution Mouse wheel doesnt work when mouse connected through ps2 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !