[SOLVED] USB to Parallel adapter cable won't work

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sonnylowe

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I bought a USB to parallel cable for my printer in hopes to free up the LPT1 port for a scanner. I have installed the cable, and a driver from Belkin (the cable is not Belkin, but it was the only one I could find). I get a USBLPT1 port in the device manager, but my printer will not talk to it. I have picked that as my port in the details section of the printer properties, but it doesn't help, any suggestions? I don't know the brand of the cable, but I would think they are all the same.

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sonnylowe

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Originally posted by Jest8
Will you scanner work with the adapter?
No the scanner has a different plug, it's made to go between the printer and computer. Thanks for the reply...I have the printer working now. For anyone else with this problem I found the answer at the Belkin site, they gave instructions for the setup of the Deskjet series of HP printers. They also had the driver I needed, although the cable was not Belkin everything seemed to work. Thanks again for all the help I receive in the forum, I will try to return thefavor when ever possible.

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