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#1 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 05 December 2002 - 12:39 PM

Recently I was able to get my hands on an internet network adapter for the Playstation 2. After hooking it up to my cable modem through a router, I discovered that a keyboard would be helpful while playing some of the games and in the chat room.

The keyboard needed to be USB. Sony and a few others sell PS2 keyboards but I was told that any keyboard would work. Well just for fun I dug an old 10 year old Dell keyboard from the garage, trotted down to Radio Shack and picked up a PS/2 to USB adapter. It works!

I haven't looked yet to see what is so special about the PS2 keyboards but this might be good information to anyone who wants a cheap alternative.

BTW: The network adapter for the PS2 works wonderfully through my router. I just hooked it up and the PS2 had no trouble finding it and setting up the high speed connection.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 06:18 PM

I'm in the same boat. Just hooked up the Network Adapter for my son and he has enjoyed being on line but is really frustrated by not having a real keyboard. I just started looking for info on the Internet when I found your post.

Is there a USB port on the older (larger) PS2's? I just asked my son and he was unsure. I guess I will have to get my glasses on an have a look:nono2: Maybe I need an adpater to allow a USB keyboard? Does ANY USB keyboard work on the Playstation 2 or is a special one required ?

Recently I was able to get my hands on an internet network adapter for the Playstation 2. After hooking it up to my cable modem through a router, I discovered that a keyboard would be helpful while playing some of the games and in the chat room.

The keyboard needed to be USB. Sony and a few others sell PS2 keyboards but I was told that any keyboard would work. Well just for fun I dug an old 10 year old Dell keyboard from the garage, trotted down to Radio Shack and picked up a PS/2 to USB adapter. It works!

I haven't looked yet to see what is so special about the PS2 keyboards but this might be good information to anyone who wants a cheap alternative.

BTW: The network adapter for the PS2 works wonderfully through my router. I just hooked it up and the PS2 had no trouble finding it and setting up the high speed connection.


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Posted 12 January 2006 - 02:08 PM

I'm in the same boat. Just hooked up the Network Adapter for my son and he has enjoyed being on line but is really frustrated by not having a real keyboard. I just started looking for info on the Internet when I found your post.

Is there a USB port on the older (larger) PS2's? I just asked my son and he was unsure. I guess I will have to get my glasses on an have a look:nono2: Maybe I need an adpater to allow a USB keyboard? Does ANY USB keyboard work on the Playstation 2 or is a special one required ?

Yes, the first generation PS2's have 2 USB ports. At least my son's does.




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