Ports and corresponding hardware
Mouse PS/2 – (Green) used to connect a PS/2 style mouse to your computer
Keyboard PS/2 – (Purple) used to connect a PS/2 keyboard
Network Port – used to attach the computer to the network and for internet sharing
USB Ports – used to link to peripheral devices like scanners, webcams etc as well as other peripherals
Parallel Port – The parallel port on your computer can be used to connect many peripheral devices. It is mainly used to connect a printer.
Serial Port – The serial port of your computer can also be used to hook up peripherals to your computer. Items like external modems and digital cameras can be attached to a PC by means of a serial cable
VGA Port – The VGA port on a computer is used to connect a VGA monitor for output display.
Audio Ports – Used to connect speakers (green), audio input devices (blue) and microphones (pink)