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USB to Parallel Adapter

USB to Parallel Adapter

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Question:

Will this adapter work with HP LaserJet 2100TN & Mac OS10.5?


Answer:

This adapter is compatible with Mac and will work with HP 2100 series printers. However, I believe that HP does not offer Mac support for that specific printer. You may want to confirm that information with HP.

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Will my XP Pro OS see this as a usb or will I send print commands to a lpt1 port?


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The adapter will install as "USB printing support." Your computer willl see your parallel printer as a USB printer.

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I have an HP 6P laser printer that I woud like to connect to a Dell Inspiron 1300 computer with only USB ports available. Is the SW1302 cable all I need? Thanks for any help.


Answer:

Yes, this should be all that you need for your printer.

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I have a hp laserjet 1100 printer currently connected to home pc. Trying to find a parallel cable adapter that fits into my hp (compaq nc6400) laptop, which one works?


Answer:

The best option for you would be the SW-7383 We have had a lot of Customers use that with the HP1100. (Please note however that it will not work with the all-in-one series 1100)

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I have a canon bjc-50 and my laptop does not have a parallel port. The printer has a special parallel cable. Is there a plug that I can connect to the male parallel cable end and then connect to either USB or some other way? Thanks Frank


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Unfortunately there is not a USB solution for the Cannon BJC 50. The BJC 50 had an optional scanner head, so the printer actually installs like a multi-function printer. USB adapters can only handle simple printers. You can get a parallel add on card, which are affordable and reliable for desktop computers (PCI cards) , but for a laptop they are relatively expensive and are not compatible with all systems.

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I have a DOS program which will only ptint through an LPT port. My new computer does not have the parallel port. If I use the USB to parallel adapter will it enable me to print from this program?


Answer:

USB to Parallel adapters will not install as true LPT ports. They install as USB printing support. To get a true LPT port you must add a true parallel port to the computer. If you are trying to install the printer on a desktop computer you can install a card like this one: Parallel PCI Card If you are trying to install it on a laptop that has a PCMCIA slot you can use this one: Parallel PCMCIA card If you are trying to install it on a laptop that has an ExpressCard slot you can use this one: Parallel ExpressCard Those will install as LPT ports and should be able to provide full functionality with your printer.

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I have an HP Laserjet 5P I want to connect to a Mac Mini (Intel) running OSX Tiger 10.4.9. The printer has the small centronics plug as well as the regular size, and I was using the smaller one with the Dell PC. Will the Mac see the printer, first of all, or do I need a special driver? Will your cable work with this printer? Thanks


Answer:

If your printer has the standard centronics connection on it, this should be exactly the cable you need. Our cable will work with the Mac OS, but you will need to check with HP to make sure you can get Mac drivers for your printer. If HP does offer Mac drivers for it then this cable should work for you.

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I have an HP PSC 500 and need a cable with USB at other end. IEEE 1284A doesn't work (the end piece is too big); will this SW 1302 work?


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I believe the PSC 500 uses a mini centronics connection, however it is unfortunately not compatible with any USB adatpers. Since the PSC has scanning and copying functionality, it appears to the computer as a composite device. The USB adatpers only support simple printing functions and is unable to communicate properly.

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Will this product work with my HP Deskjet 722C to a new Dell Inspiron desktop, which only has USB ports?


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If your printer has a 36-pin centronics connection (about 2 inches wide), it should work fine. If you are using Vista, you will want to check to see if HP has Vista drivers available for your printer.

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I have a Lexmark Optra S 1250 printer, which is a parallel port printer and which I had been using with an extra long cord which plugged into the parallel port of my old PC. I replaced my old computer recently with a Compaq Presario SR5350F, which has only USB ports, which the tech was able to hook right up with my HP Photo Smart 7550 printer. The tech brought a USB to Parallel Cable to connect my Lexmark printer, but, as his notes state, “The PC recognized the printer, but the pages would not print. I could see the pages in the que, but they were not transmitted to the printer.” Is there a possibility that an additional device is required to adapt this printer – and do you sell it?


Answer:

There is a good chance that either the cable never installed correctly or that the printer is referencing the wrong port to print to. Make sure the printer is printing to the correct Virtual Printer Port under Printer Properties, and make sure USB printing support is showing up without any error messages in your device manager.

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