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I purchased a wireless Logitech Wave mouse/keyboard combo and want to use it with my old PS2 KVM.

I've seen a few converters out there that might work, but the problem is they connect one USB-> one PS2. I need something that will split one USB into two PS2 (keyboard and mouse), as that's what the KVM expects to have plugged in.

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Something like a USB to PS/2 Adapter may help

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my thoughts exactly; BTW, @Makil, one thing to keep in mind is that some KVM's don't handle wireless mice well, so after connecting you may discover your mouse is uncontrollable. I'm not sure if it's the mouse or KVM at fault, but some just don't play well together... –  Borzio Feb 12 '09 at 14:43
After looking at this device, and re-reading the original question, I think this device is the wrong one -- it appears to convert PS2 to USB and Makil needs to go the other way USB to PS2 -- I don't think the referenced device will function as intended. –  Borzio Feb 12 '09 at 14:52
My bad... Thank you Borzio. Name of device "usb to ps2" mislead me. –  kokeksibir Feb 12 '09 at 15:11
I am afraid such device that split mouse and keyboard may never exist. Even you may find one, you may miss the good old ps2 days since in every switch you will have considerable delays with silly sound effects - due to mounting on/off USB device. –  kokeksibir Feb 12 '09 at 15:11

I do not think what you are proposing will work with this type of wireless keyboard. These wireless keyboards use the USB receiver to interface with the driver software and not emulate a keyboard directly. I've seen Logitec keyboards using Bluetooth to provide the wireless connection.

I can't suggest an alternative solution using your PS2 KVM switch but you may have some success with a USB KVM although I'm not convinced the wireless interface of the keyboard/mouse will allow this.

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I thought it might be worth giving this a shot. I attempted to connect a Logitec MK300 wireless mouse and keyboard (Transmitter has one USB connector) using gender changers. I tried connecting it through a Belkin/Omniview 4 port ps2 KVM.

It doesn't work. The USB to PS2 adapter is really designed to go the other way, i.e. to take a USB signal from a workstation and split it out to a wired keyboard and mouse. It doesn't work when you attempt to combine two ps2 connections from a workstation into a single usb connection (the transmitter which drives the wireless keyboard and mouse).

It would be nice if there were a solution out there since many of us would like to keep our PS2 style KVMs alive.

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I had a similar problem and found the an adapter like this works quite well (very similar to link provided above):

Though I don't know if this will work 100% with what you want. This will allow you to connect the kvm to any computer as long as it has usb.

However, to connect your keyboard/mouse to the input you will likely need some gender changers for both ends of the adapter...

Or you will have to find an adapter that works in the opposite direction.

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Your link produces this message: "No such product!" –  fixer1234 May 21 at 19:22
@fixer1234 Well, the link is more than six years old... –  David Richerby May 21 at 19:28

You need a wireless transeiver to send the signal to the devices. Modern mini single usb chips will not work.

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I don't see how this answers the question. The wireless keyboard comes with the appropriate transceiver. The problem is (or, rather, was -- six years ago!) that that transceiver has a USB connector but the asker needs to plug it into a pair of PS2 ports. –  David Richerby May 21 at 19:30

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