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Windows 7: Dual PS2 to USB

28 May 2014   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Dual PS2 to USB

My Asus P8Z77-V has a dual PS2 socket and in my attempts to get extra USB ports I have tried internal cards etc and now I am thinking is there such an adaptor for the dual PS2 plug to two USB sockets that I can use for the keyboard and mouse to free up at least one or two USB on-board ports?

Have scoured around and this seems to be a simple answer to the lack of USB ports the back of my main machine.

Any ideas please ?


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28 May 2014   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

why not just buy a powered usb hub? you can get ones with 8 or more ports that will only take up 1 port on your pc.
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28 May 2014   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Or a USB 3.0 PCI-e card?
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28 May 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep Badger I have a non powered four port hanging out of one 2.00 USB port now that does leave me one port . It does for the KB and mouse and I guess if I have to I will buy on of those powered ones not expensive I suppose.

Gav yes mate have just been down that track with some rather "unfortunate" results. The card I got a four port 3.0 USB one was such a sloppy fit and I mean SLOPPY it almost fell sideways and then only just worked out of the spare PCIe slot until it finally gave up and it was sent back for the supplier to test.
I was just scratching round for an alternative and thought there is a port going begging - ah well tanks for the replies lads I will figure something out
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28 May 2014   #5
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

John, do you have spare USB headers on the motherboard? If you have 2 USB headers on the motherboard you could get something like this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...7210-_-Product

If you only have one header just get a single with 2 ports.

Also, many USB devices won't work with a ps2 adapter. I understand the ps2 don't supply the power of the USB.
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28 May 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Motherboards - P8Z77-V

Quote:
USB Ports
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : *7
2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Intel® Z77 chipset : *7
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z77 chipset :
10 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 8 at mid-board)
I thinking one should be able to work with that many USB ports some how.
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28 May 2014   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
John, do you have spare USB headers on the motherboard? If you have 2 USB headers on the motherboard you could get something like this. Newegg.com - MainBoard 4 Port USB 2.0 to 9 Pin Header Bracket Extension Cable

If you only have one header just get a single with 2 ports.

Also, many USB devices won't work with a ps2 adapter. I understand the ps2 don't supply the power of the USB.
Yep Steve I went down that track with an Astrotek four port card and it was such a sloppy fit and ended up fitting it into a PCIe slot as the samllx1 slot would not work and one is hidden beneath the GPU.
To summarize it ended not working so it is in transit back to the supplier for checking.
The reason I want a few is that I have the kb, mouse, printer, the UPS lead, an external back up drive and two of the back panel ports are already taken up with the through leads for the front panel as I have it and a card reader so ports are at a premium.

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28 May 2014   #8
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

John, look at the link. It is not a pcie card, it is just a backplate that has wires to connect to usb headers on your board. Each header will give you 2 USB ports. This is your board.

Dual PS2 to USB-board.jpg


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28 May 2014   #9
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

lol the usb headers label should be pointing to the circled item not the sata ports! just pointing it out for anyone else looking in!
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28 May 2014   #10
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

That was a real constructive comment. The USB Headers is not labeled at all and not pointing anywhere, or maybe you think I pointed out the PCIe slots too.
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