ps2 to USB keyboard adaptor on Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by blackscooby, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. blackscooby macrumors 6502

    blackscooby

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    Folks,

    Will this work ?
    I've sold my Macbook, and I'm going to get a Mini to use as a Media Server to my TV. However I already have a BT Wireless keyboard / mouse. But without a wired connection initially I don't see how I can set it up.

    The idea is to use an existing PS2 Kb and mouse and use a converter to take it to USB whilst I install the BT drivers so I can use my Apple wireless keyboard & Mouse.

    Any ideas whether the PS2 to USB converters will work .... ?

    Something like this below
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ModuleNo=26315&doy=17m4

    Ta

    Mark
     
  2. itickings macrumors 6502a

    itickings

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    I've used a cheap PS2 to USB converter (http://www.deltaco.se/article.aspx?ItemID=USB-84) for connecting a PS2 keyboard and a PS2 mouse to my mini as well as a cube. Worked right out of the box on both, so yes, PS2 to USB converters do work. At least some of them.

    However, from the FAQ for the product you linked to (http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ITAG=FAQ&ModuleNo=26315&doy=17m4#faq)
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    Q) wil this ps/2 usb adapter work with a apple mac? - Richard waite
    A) Unfortunatley not.
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  3. blackscooby thread starter macrumors 6502

    blackscooby

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    Cool, thanks for the info. Noted about the Mac feedback on my USB converter I mentioned.

    Just ordered one from Amazon for £0.99 ~ bargain (Plus P&P though !)

    Cheers

    Mark
     

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