[Doubt] PS/2 Adapter Card

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[Doubt] PS/2 Adapter Card

Postby Retromania » 2017-12-04 @ 23:11

Hi you guys,

Ive a OEM 486 DX4 100mhz with with a Motherboard Jetway J-426B (socket 3) that has ISA + PCI slots, can i install one of these?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/PCI-32b ... eLevelAB=3

Thanks in advance for your help ;)

Note: (MSDOS 6.22 + Windows 3.11 installed)
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Re: [Doubt] PS/2 Adapter Card

Postby Retromania » 2017-12-05 @ 12:06

Can anyone help me? :depressed:
Any of you guys ever tried to install a ps/2 adapter card on a 486?
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Re: [Doubt] New PS/2 Adapter Card

Postby keropi » 2017-12-05 @ 12:28

the product's page states: note:doesn't support MS-DOS.
so this is most likely a usb controller that uses ps2 ports instead of usb for keyboard/mouse , useless for dos/win3x
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Re: [Doubt] PS/2 Adapter Card

Postby Retromania » 2017-12-05 @ 14:51

keropi wrote:the product's page states: note:doesn't support MS-DOS.
so this is most likely a usb controller that uses ps2 ports instead of usb for keyboard/mouse , useless for dos/win3x

Thanks so much for your help keropi, i didnt notice that and the information was there all a long ;)

BTW its difficult to find a original (back in the day) ps/2 adapter card? whats the average price?

Ive a KVM SWITCH like the pic below, and my goal its to connect it to this 486 and a pentium I.

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My pentium I already has a ps/2 adapter card, i just need another one for my 486, so i can use only one keyboard/monitor/mouse between the 2 machines.
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Re: [Doubt] New PS/2 Adapter Card

Postby vladstamate » 2017-12-05 @ 15:41

Rather than ISA card adapter I used plug adapters. I also use a KVM switch to connect between vintage computers. The good news is that it works for keyboard but I could not get the serial-to-PS/2 to work for mouse. So I just have a mouse plugged in each computer but share keyboard and monitor. Now it is possible I did something wrong or maybe use the wrong mouse or wrong adapter.

Here are some examples:

Keyboard: https://www.ebay.com/itm/AT-Female-to-P ... wa0AaWb7MQ
Mouse: https://www.ebay.com/itm/PS-2-PS2-Femal ... SwJtdaFh4M
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