Solved: USB Printer to Parallel Port ... ???

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compushlep

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Is there such a thing as an adaptor to allow a USB printer connection to a parallel port? So far my searches blanked, have only seen ones that go the other way.

Reason: plan to replace an existing printer which is connected to a D-Link DI-704P via parallel port with a printer that has only a USB connector.

Is this a possible/workable solution to allow me to network the printer?

TIA, Shlep
 

compushlep

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That was quick ... Thanks!!

The units in question are both laptops, both with USB ports, the thinking was to make use of the existing parallel port on the D-Link rather than to reconfigure, and also saving the USBs for other hardware ...

All suggestions are appreciated, I especially like the USB print server ... may wait till the price comes down a bit.

Much obliged!!
 
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Hmmm...

If you could find an old desktop pc with a NIC and USB, you could share the printer from there ( don't really need the monitor or keyboard, there are some remote access software that will take care of that )...
 
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