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Old 05-24-2007, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Conecting a USB printer to a Parallel port

I am stumped. Is it possible to connect a USB printer to a parallel port? I have found adapters to go parallel to USB but no luck going the other way.

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Why would you want to connect a USB printer to a parallel port? USB will give you a much faster data transfer rate. If for some strange reason your computer does not have USB 2.0 ports, I would recommend buying an external USB hub. And I have never seen an adapter your speak of either.

I would stick with USB
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Why would you want to connect a USB printer to a parallel port? USB will give you a much faster data transfer rate. If for some strange reason your computer does not have USB 2.0 ports, I would recommend buying an external USB hub. And I have never seen an adapter your speak of either.

I would stick with USB
The machine does not have a USB port, it only has a serial & parallel port. It is a ABG machine (medical equipment) not a PC.
I've searched high & low & can't find anything that goes from USB to parallel but does go the other way around.
A hub wouldn't work seeing how there isn't a USB port in the first place.
Thanks though. I think they will just need to purchase a parallel printer.
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You can buy an external print server and make it a network printer. They have em in USB or parallel.
HP Jetdirect en1700 IPv4/IPv6 Print Server overview - HP Small & Medium Business products
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You can buy an external print server and make it a network printer. They have em in USB or parallel.
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