How can I connect a PS/2 mouse and keyboard to my laptop?
Today's laptops rarely, if ever, have a PS/2 port for connecting an external mouse or keyboard. However, all laptops have one or more USB ports. If you have a PS/2 mouse you'd like to connect to the laptop, a simple PS/2 to USB adapter can be purchased allowing your PS/2 mouse to work with the laptop. Below is a picture of a PS/2 to USB adapter.
Note: If you need a PS/2 to USB adapter for a keyboard or mouse, we suggest getting a PS/2 to USB converter that has both a mouse and keyboard connection. Often many of the cheap PS/2 to USB adapters are passive adapters and only work with a mouse and not a keyboard.
Finally, keep in mind that if your mouse and keyboard has any extra functionality or drivers included with it, these may not work when using a PS/2 to USB adapters.