Old equipment - new printer parallel to usb problems

By craymd
Jan 14, 2006
  1. I have some medical equipment that was purchased prior to USB only printers came out. I need to connect the parallel printer port on the computer equipment to the usb connection on the printer. What is the easiest method of doing this.
  2. hewybo

    hewybo TS Maniac Posts: 435

  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    There is no cable adapter for what you want to do. What kind of computers are those? Can you insert add-in cards like PCI or PCMCIA?

    Your only option is a PCI or PCMCIA USB controller in the computer (and the operating system has to support it). Otherwise, get a printer with parallel connector.
  4. kilany

    kilany TS Rookie

    Solution for Parallel2USB

    Here is the solution to what you are looking for


  5. ePaperSign Cana

    ePaperSign Cana TS Rookie

    LPT-to-USB adapter


    Your old system or legacy software don’t support a USB printer?
    We have a solution!

    ePaperSign Canada is happy to introduce a new device – LPT-to-USB adapter. The device enables a connection of a USB printer to the legacy parallel port.

    Please visit us at or call 416.684.4487(Toronto Canada)

    Best Regards,

    ePaperSign Canada
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    You have too good possible sollutions,but are you sure the printer
    doesn't have a choice of either.My HP 842C does.They recommend useing
    PS2 connection.I use an IEEE cable.
  7. ePaperSign Cana

    ePaperSign Cana TS Rookie

    Our device is programmed to "translate" from LPT to USB, so a printer doesn't require an LPT port. Further mor, our solution supports the legacy soft / system that cnnot talk to USB directly.
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