How to connect PC to printer without parallel port

  chrismuir 14:47 02 Oct 06


Looking at buying a new PC, but the system does not have any parallel ports (LPT, COM1 etc), just lots of USB ports. Are there any USB to LPT adapter cables????



  Diodorus Siculus 14:51 02 Oct 06

click here They are available but not always reliable; what is your printer?

  Diodorus Siculus 14:51 02 Oct 06

By the way, if you have a free PCI slot, you can add in a parallel port.

  chrismuir 14:52 02 Oct 06

Should have mentioned, my current printer is connected via parellel port not USB, so I would like to continue to use this printer if i can.

  Diodorus Siculus 14:52 02 Oct 06

Insight - Cyber Parallel Dual - Parallel adapter - PCI-X -...
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  mammak 14:52 02 Oct 06

click here

and as Diodorus Siculus not the most reliable.

  chrismuir 14:54 02 Oct 06

Quick reply!! My printer is an HP Deskjet (870 I think) which is pretty old but works just fine for now. The PCI option may be best for me....thanks.

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