Where I can get a PCI Parallel Port?

  Ironman556 23:30 PM 13 Feb 04

Hi, I know it's a little outdated, but I'm after a PCI parallel port, compatible with Win XP. I've been round the local PC shops, and they either don't have anything at all, or have them at £30 or more. The only places online I've found them is on ebay at £22.50 inc p&p or a DABS value at £12.26 inc p&p. I'm always wary of value products, are they likely to be ok I don't see what can go wrong with a parallel port? Does anyone have any other suggestions for places to buy?

  hugh-265156 00:01 AM 14 Feb 04

click here may be useful.

for pci card try click here

  Ironman556 00:17 AM 14 Feb 04

Hand't thought about an adapter, found one on the first link for under £15 inc vat & p&p so that could be the way to go.

I maybe should have said I was after a PCI to replace the ISA that Win XP refuses to get on with.

I've just found out there's a PC fair near me on Sunday so I'll have a look there if I get a chance to.

(Just out of interest can anyone tell me why ISA cards tend not to work with XP when they're fully supported by 98? Is it just a case of trying to cut down on almost obsolete drivers?)

  Megatyte 01:52 AM 14 Feb 04

Dual port on offer at Maplin at the moment (£19.98 inc VAT, plus delivery)

click here


  Megatyte 01:56 AM 14 Feb 04

Link didn't quite work. Go to ..

click here

and on the left, click computers, components.


  Ironman556 02:15 AM 14 Feb 04

Thanks, I have a maplins locally may check instore to see if they have one in.

  Ironman556 11:54 AM 24 Feb 04

Got the one from ebay eventually. All works great excpet the scanner drivers (not the port drivers) crash the pc... fix one problem and make another!


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