serial mouse port with a p/s2 mouse

December 27, 2009 at 16:08:46
Specs: Windows XP
How do you Set up a serial mouse port to work with a P/S2 mouse in Windows 98?

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December 27, 2009 at 16:26:57
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#2
December 27, 2009 at 16:27:32
First you get a PS2-serial adapter. Note not all ps2 mice can
run from the serial port.

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#3
January 14, 2010 at 21:32:32
A 9 (or 25) pin pin D-sub serial port can be used for several things - a serial mouse is one of the most common things connected to one, but that doesn't make it a mouse port.
A simple really inexpensive PS/2 to serial port gender adapter, with no internal circuitry other than simple wiring, will not allow a mouse to work unless the mouse is a "combo" mouse that is designed and wired up to be used with either type of both types of a connection, and the internal wiring of the adapter varies and must match what the mouse requires. Been there, done that. I have a few such mice and matching adapters, but they are OLD, made before about 1990. A "combo" mouse originally comes with the proper adapter.

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