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

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by compushlep, Mar 31, 2004.

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  1. compushlep

    compushlep Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. pronute

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    Does the computer have USB ports? If not then getting a PCI USB hub would be a better alternative.

    PCI USB hub
     
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    CompUSA has FREE USB hubs this week :D
     
  5. compushlep

    compushlep Thread Starter

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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!!
     
  6. Jedi_Master

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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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