connecting lap top to printer

  raysophie 20:21 14 Apr 04

Have gone to connect my HP 890C printer to my Dell Inspiron 1100 lap top and found there is only a USB port on lap top and a large connector plug and no USB on the printer. Is there any way I can get round this other than a new printer. I had looked at a Targus USB unit which seems to act like a docking station but information says will not support two way communication so do not know if this will work with my printer

  Lozzy 21:05 14 Apr 04

Belkin do a printer cable that is USB at one end and Parallel at the other..

click here for details

  Totally-braindead 21:07 14 Apr 04

I bought a usb to parallel connector a while back at my local computer fair about £10 I think. It allows you to connect a parallel printer to a usb on your computer. This would do the job,perhaps someone knows where still sells these as I haven't seen one for a while.

  Totally-braindead 21:08 14 Apr 04

thats what happens when you type slowly - someone beats you to the punch.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: A brilliant combination of function and value – with one massive caveat

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

How to create an introvert-friendly workplace

Apple Watch 2 review | Apple Watch Series 2 review: New Apple Watch is faster, brighter, water-resit…