using the HI tool doesn’t show mice or keyboards as even though these are HID, i believe they are seperated from other HID’s like my joysticks which show up. i believe this only happens on XP as it "sucks" and osx HI seems to have no problem from what i read about other osx/hi users.
I really need to access two keyboards as seperate devices in max, in XP..
Basically XP strips away the "uniqueness" of each connected keyboard, however there are ways around it. You’ll need to write a custom keyboard driver I think, to access the raw data. Google "multiple keyboards XP" or similar to get started.