How can I connect a PS/2 mouse and keyboard to my laptop?
Today's laptops only be using the PS/2 interface for the touchpad and will not have a PS/2 port on the back of the computer, like the ones shown on the right. However, all laptops have a USB port. If you have a PS/2 mouse you'd like to connect to the computer a simple PS/2 to USB converter 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 this PS/2 to USB converter for a keyboard or for a keyboard and 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 converters are passive adapters and will often 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 that these may also not work when using these adapters.