Printer - Use Parallel Port w/new Laptop with only USB
Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:21 AM
Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:44 AM
I you go into google and type "usb to parallel adapter" any of these adapters can work. I have used many different adapters. not to a parell printer but to others. all u need to do is connect it to the laptop.and in some casses u need to use the driver given.
Posted 12 February 2007 - 01:35 AM
I saw a parallel printer to usb converter and some other units containing both a parallel port and 2-3 USB ports. However, I noticed that you have the terms switched with USB to Parallel, does this mean that the first unit is for the opposite? Would the other unit with the multiple ports work? Sorry for the dumb questions! I'd appreciate your advice.
Posted 12 February 2007 - 04:20 AM
I can't say what will work and what won't withaout seeing a picrure or a data sheet... But make sure in the picture that it has a connection that is compatable with your printer.
If there is any hting else u r welcome to ask.
Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:24 AM
lela Welcome to Geeks to Go
I have seen these Adapter Cables called out several ways
(1)-Parallel Printer to USB Adapter
(2)-USB to Parallel Printer Adapter
(3)-USB to Printer Parallel Port Cable/Converter
(4)-Parallel Printer Port to USB Cable/Converter
Bottom Line is The description must say This will connect a parallel printer to a computers USB port
You must read the specifications thoroughly & carefully And to see if your Printer Specification Requirements are met
Items to look for
Plugs into a USB port on your PC or Mac
Connects to the parallel port on your printer
Compatible with hundreds of parallel printers Full Plug & Play compatibility
Draws its power from the USB connection -- a power adapter is not required
Works with standard Windows printer drivers
Operating Systems Compatibilities
USB (Universal Serial Bus) Rev. 1.1 compliant & 2.0 Compliant - Match your USB
Bi-directional parallel interface communication - Match your Printer Requirement
Fully compatible with all parallel printers
Check to see if your Printers Manufacturer is listed
Check if Manufacturer of cable has a Support Page - or a link for Support -
Check if Manufacturer has a Link for Driver Download or Support
Please Note That the USB Drivers are found in The Service Pack of your Windows Operating System You may be required to install the Latest Service Pack -
Visit the FAQ pages of Manufacturers This will answer most of your questions
Also visit your Printers Manufacturers Web Page They may have your required option -
See Link -
Please Note that these USB to Parallel Port Converters are not compatible to your All-in-one Units Not yet as far as I am aware of -
PC USB Port to Parallel Printer Port Converter Cable -
Edited by Jack123, 12 February 2007 - 08:55 AM.
Posted 12 February 2007 - 02:06 PM
Thank you very very much for your answers.
However, Jack... yikes, please clarify (sorry, I'm not very technical). You had wrote "Please Note that these USB to Parallel Port Converters are not compatible to your All-in-one Units"
What is an "all-in-one" unit?
Posted 12 February 2007 - 05:39 PM
Sorry lela I just mentioned that in case your printer was one If it had been You would have known what I was talking about I guess I should have used the term Multi-Function Printer
Sorry for the confusion Was just trying to be complete -
What is an "all-in-one" unit?
All-In-One Unit is a Classification/Type of Printer that has multi-functions
(4) Photo Copier
(5) Memory Card Reader
Edited by Jack123, 12 February 2007 - 05:41 PM.
Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:43 AM
Got it... thank you very very much! Sorry for my dumb questions.
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