Parallel PCI Card

Sewell Part # SW-1473

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4.7 (24 reviews)


"The entire process was perfect - good price, good quality, good service, quick delivery."


Looking for a way to add a true parallel port to your desktop computer? The Parallel PCI Card from Sewell allows you to add one true parallel port to your computer through the PCI slot.

Another advantage of adding the Parallel PCI Card to your computer is speed - the card supports speeds up to three times faster than throughput with a comparable ISA bus or motherboard parallel port.

Looking for a solution for a laptop? Check out our Parallel PCMCIA Card.

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Mfg. Part Number

  • IO-PP110


  • Koutech


  • PCI Bus Single (1) 25-pin Multi-mode compatible Parallel Port (SPP/PS2/EPP/ECP)
  • Easy jumperless Plug-N-Play installation – automatically configures itself for a free PCI I/O address and IRQ level
  • Supports Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/NT 4.0/ 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 and Linux
  • Up to 3 times faster than ISA bus/motherboard parallel port
  • Fully compliant with PCI 2.1 specifications
  • Fully plug-n-play compatible

Package Contents

  • One Parallel PCI Card
  • One software driver CD
  • User's manual



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Worked fine w/ Vista

Anonymous - 3/6/2008 3:47:46 PM

22 found this review helpful

Pros: Installed easily under Vista. Prints to a Dot Matrix receipt printer on LPT2 from DOS POS software. Saved my client $$$. One of the few PCI Parallel cards I've found with Vista drivers.

Cons: None for this application. Haven't tested it any further.


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PCI Board Purchase

Silver - 5/27/2008 6:33:09 AM

13 found this review helpful

Pros: Very happy with the service....people were very helpful.



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Anonymous - 11/20/2008 4:52:10 PM

4 found this review helpful

Pros: The service was great. Fast response, came in good shape. Product was exactly as pictured.

Cons: The product does not fit my computer! I was not aware there are so many different sized cards for the same thing. One of the reviews stated my scenerio exactly, and I foolishly thought it was the right part. Now I am stuck with a part that doesn't fit, and still not able to plug in my dongle.

Other: This was my fault. I was in a hurry to solve my crisis of no parallel port, and didn't research it far enough. Now I need to find the right part to replace it. I would definely buy other merchandise from your company, but I will research better next time.

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old school - 1/19/2011 11:28:35 AM

It works with Windows 7 and my old, but still well functioning, HP Laserjet 1100. Easy to install.

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Works Great

Anonymous - 8/4/2010 9:35:48 AM

Works great. Have an older laser printer with only parallel connection. This card took care of the problem.

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Anonymous - 3/13/2010 6:43:43 PM

The SW-1473 card was easy to install in my PC with Vista. It has given me the I/O interface to some old software that I wanted.

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Anonymous - 2/13/2010 10:56:29 AM

This was the third parallel card I purchased to add a parallel port to connect my LaserJet 4 printer to my upgraded Win 7 64bit computer. It works great with the appropriate Vista 64 driber on the included CD!!!! Thanks Sewell, count me as a satisfied customer.

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Can't Install Card

RCM - 7/28/2009 5:41:45 AM

None yet.

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The modem connected to the (onboard) serial ports on my pc do not work and I do not know why. Device manager says all the ports are working properly. I installed a serial pci card and my modem connected to it works fine. Now, my hp laserjet 1100 connected to the lpt1 port also does not work. I strongly suspect it is the same problem with the serial ports. I plan to add a parallel pci card. What do you think? Which card will you recommend?


The SW-1473 is a popular and reliable card. Personally I prefer the SW-6406 from Lava. It has a simpler driver installation and a more robust chipset, but it is more expensive.

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I recently purchased a new Dell computer, OS Windows XPS. Because it has no parallel port, I can not connect my scanner, DVC video capture device, or my 3D Studio Max Hardware Lock, all which are 25 Pin IEEE 1284. Which Paralelle PCI Card would work best for all peripheral devices I mentioned. SW-4301-2, SW-1473, SW-4301-1, or SW-1163? Thank you in advance.


All of those Parallel PCI cards that you mentioned install and act as true parallel LPT ports. All of them should work fine with all of those devices you mentioned. The only differences are the brands and how many ports they have.

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I have upgraded to a Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2(rev. 2.x) Motherboard. It cannot accept my scanner's old SCSI card with 25 pin (female) Parallel Port cable connection. I need a new SCSI card that is PCI 2.3 compliant AND that will work with this Mustek 12000SP scanner. The computer runs Windows XP Home Edition and Linux. Do you make such a card?


This card (and all of our other 25 pin cards) are for parallel, not the 8 bit SCSI connections. If your scanner needs a SCSI controller, I'm afraid that we do not have a PCI card that will work for you. Most 25 pin scanners are in fact parallel, and should work with this card. While we do not offer Linux support for this card Moschip (the chipset manufactuerer) does have some Linux drivers.

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