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    attaching extra keyboard to laptop on Win95 Office

    How do I attach an extra keyboard to an IBM laptop with Windows 95 and Office 2000. I need it for a competition for my business students. I don't want to bring a full size desktop. I do have a mouse attached to the PS/2 port. Any suggestions? <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: attaching extra keyboard to laptop on Win95 Office

    Is this because the IBM laptop has only one PS/2 port? (My NEC laptop has both a keyboard and a mouse port.)

    You could try using a serial mouse and a PS/2 keyboard.

    Or you might be able to get a port replicator - I'm not sure if IBM uses the same term. The NEC port replicator is a piece of plastic which clips onto one single connector at the back of the laptop (the same one that a docking station plugs into) and has all the other connections on the other side (power, monitor, modem, printer, mouse, keyboard). Even when the laptop had only one for mouse/keyboard combined the port replicator had them separated.

    Or there may be a double-adaptor type thingy somewhere (I haven't seen one though).
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    Re: attaching extra keyboard to laptop on Win95 Office

    <hr>Or there may be a double-adaptor type thingy somewhere (I haven't seen one though).<hr>
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    There is, but I cannot find a reference to it just at the moment. Anyone?
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    Re: attaching extra keyboard to laptop on Win95 Office

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    Re: attaching extra keyboard to laptop on Win95 Office

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    Re: attaching extra keyboard to laptop on Win95 Office

    Not knowing where you live, and in case you are Ozzie, try Corporate Express. They caryy the Comsol range and have a "AD-PS2-MFF PS/2 K/B & mouse splitter".
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