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Is it possible to have two mice and two keyboards work for one PC? I have a wireless keyboard and mouse that I've been using for quite some time and love them, however they stink for gaming. I wanna keep the wireless set up for the Office functions on it and for when I run the PC to the TV and am sitting on the couch. I want a small wired keyboard and mouse on the desk at all times for PC gaming. I've got the necessary PS/2 ports and enough USB ports to run everything USB if I had to. I was just wondering if the extra inputs would cause conflicts.

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Yes, they will work together while all plugged in at the same time.

Tried and tested.

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agree, do this often myself, mixed combinations of wired and wireless mice and keyboards. –  Nick Josevski Aug 25 '09 at 7:36
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I bet this feature plus a wireless mouse or keyboard (or both!) could be used for very nice pranks on your colleagues. Ideally when sitting behind them... :-) –  Adrian Grigore Aug 25 '09 at 8:35
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Just curious: how does the caps lock work then? –  Arjan Aug 25 '09 at 9:42
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I think results will vary depending on the hardware really. I just hooked a keyboard up to my laptop and caps lock (+ the LED) syncs between the two keyboard. –  Kez Aug 25 '09 at 12:43

You can have as many as you like and as many ports you have available... :)

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You can keep your ps/2 port connected mouse and keyboard plugged in, and plug in a usb keyboard and/or mouse.

The only conflicts come if someone starts using those while you are using the others, then your mouse gets very jumpy and your emails sttartta to looookkk likeekeke thtiiiiis.

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