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Usb Port installation

 
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ignite



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:21 pm    Post subject: Usb Port installation Reply with quote

Hi I am trying to install a usb port in a Compaq Armada 777ODT. (OS Windows 9Cool, i want to use a PS/2 to USB adapter to create the port and then install the required drivers. Is this possible and what is the best way to go about it?? Question
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. The PS2 port is for mice and keyboards and is not connected to the correct Data bus for USB. What you require is some kind of PCMCIA/PC Card USB adaptor.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would it be possible to use to serial port on the laptop if I bought a serial to Usb cable?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No, a serial port is not capable of running USB. If you have a PCMCIA port, you may be able to get a PCMCIA card that gives USB ports.
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