USB to PS/2 Dual PS2 Converter Adapter
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    USB to PS/2 Dual PS2 Converter Adapter

    The USB to PS2 Converter is the best solution for those who want to use legacy PS2 devices on new USB systems. It allows you to connect a PS2 mouse and keyboard through the USB port on any computer. Now you can enjoy using your keyboard and mouse connected to the USB-PS/2 adapter as an USB compatible device.

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    Can you plug both a keyboard and mouse into this at the same time and have both working in just one adapter?
    New User U on Jun 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes - that's how I've got it setup.
    what is the transfer speed for this cable? Need at least 480mbps PRODUCT 2274
    A shopper on Dec 19, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: This is usually a USB 1.1 device (speed set to 12 Mbits/sec) PS2 Keyboards and mice operate at below this speed. Remember that USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB 2.1 ports are backwards compatible with USB 1.1. It you are plugging this device into a USB 3, 2.1 or 2.0 port, the port will downshift to the slower speed to support this device.
    If you are installing Windows 7, 8, 10, the USB 3.0 driver isn't installed until the OS is fully installed. You won't be able to use the keyboard/mouse, unless you use a USB 2.0 port. The issue isn't this converter, rather it is Windows not supporting USB 3.0, until Windows is fully installed.
    I have successfully used this in many USB 2.0 ports.
    will this power an ibm model m?
    A shopper on Sep 19, 2017
    4.7 / 5.0
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    Looking at this adapter compared to Part 6854 and Part 2083 the build specs are 99% the same. The cords are the same, the module in the middle of the cords looks the same, and the keyboard and mouse plugs are the same. There is a difference in the USB connectors (very slight molding changes) but overall these all three look identical. The difference lies within the performance of the adapter itself. This adapter worked on all OSX installations I tried it on (Leopard 10.5, Snow Leopard 10.6, and Lion 10.7). I tested these with the Server versions but the client installers should perform the same. There is one other Monoprice adapter which I tried (Part 173) that performed the same but had a larger converter module in the middle of the cable and was $1 more per adapter. For one machine its not a big deal, for many servers that adds up quick. Overall out of all 4 Monoprice adapters I bought this was the one I will be buying a lot more of and wanted to save you some time if you are scratching your head on which adapter to buy, spend the $3.60 and buy this adapter.

    PROS: Works well in OSX Server 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7. Works well in CentOS 5.6.

    CONS: None, its the best USB to PS2 adapter sold by Monoprice.
    July 28, 2011
    Cheap and works perfectly
    I love the feel of the old genuine IBM keyboards from 10+ years ago. Problem is they only have a PS2 connector. So I bought this adapter and it works perfectly on all keys and modes (num lock, caps lock, etc.). I have not tried using the PS2 mouse port, since I have a USB mouse.

    PROS: Works exactly as promised on Lenovo W520 laptop.
    Great price!

    CONS: None
    December 19, 2011
    Lenovo T510 Win 7 64-bit
    Windows 7 64-bit on a Lenovo T510 is now working with an old IBM Model M from 1984. Another adapter, 2083 or BT-1000 didn't work at all.

    PROS: Windows installed the driver and it just works

    CONS: none
    November 27, 2010
    Products Works, BUT...
    Good product in a pinch or for a server kiosk that will NOT have to handle repeated keystrokes. I think this is more an issue with the CHIPSET used, and not the product itself, which is decently built, and in NO way the same as some cheap $2 eBay hunk of fail.

    PROS: Works with any keyboard, including a Model M

    CONS: Does NOT support held-down keys, does not like to handle repeat functions.. I.E: if you game with it, and you're holding W, it will "drop" the keystroke after a certain amount of time.
    March 26, 2012
    Perfect for using with PS/2 KVM
    Many of the new PCs I build are finally doing away with PS/2 ports rendering my 2x 8-port KVMs useless. When looking at DVI/USB KVMs, they are rather pricey and would also need new cables. The USB PS/2 adapter has worked without issue with my existing KVMs giving them a nice renewed lease on usability. I am using Windows 7.

    PROS: - Adds PS/2 KB+Mose to newer PCs
    - Can hot-plug PS/2 KB+Mouse no more reboots!

    CONS: Non so far
    December 30, 2015
    Sort of works
    Device is not recognized if connected to USB 2.0, must use USB 3.0 (under Windows 7)

    PROS: Works

    CONS: USB 3.0 only
    February 25, 2014
    Nice PS/2 to USB adapters - too bad they don't work with a KVM
    These adapters work well with PS/2 keyboard & mouse connected DIRECTLY to the PC. DO NOT PURCHASE THESE IF YOU INTEND TO USE THEM WITH A KVM SWITCH!! For whatever reason, these will not pass a signal through the KVM.

    PROS: Nice, well made adapters.

    CONS: These adapters won't work with a KVM switch, which unfortunately was my intention and reason for purchasing.
    July 3, 2014
    Can't get mouse and keyboard working together
    I gave it a 5 out 10 because half the functionality works. However, I am using the adapter in an unusual setup. I am trying to pass the mouse and keyboard from an older KVM with PS/2 peripherals through this adapter to a Windows XP pc with no PS/2 ports. The keyboard works fine through the adapter connected by itself but once I connect the mouse, both keyboard and mouse stop functioning. I am still using it for just the keyboard and connecting a USB mouse directly to the second pc.

    PROS: The keyboard works

    CONS: Mouse doesn't work and connecting prevents the keyboard from working
    November 12, 2015
    3/5
    Only needed this for use with a keyboard. Mostly works when performing normal desktop tasks, but fails to function when using multiple keys simultaneously. Did some searching and found that this is a common issue for passive keyboard adapters. Ordered an active adapter and the problems were gone.

    PROS: Might be all you need (assuming your needs are light)

    CONS: Doesn't handle multiple concurrent key-presses correctly
    December 9, 2012
    Doesnt work With my Server
    1/5

    PROS: The price is right

    CONS: The product doesnt work with two of the computers i was trying. If driverfs are needed, the product doesnt state it.
    March 27, 2014

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