TechSpot

Old HP Deskjet 932C Printer - Parrallel Port or USB?

By Route44
Feb 22, 2008
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. I am trying to get my old P3 system up and running again. I have used an HP Deskjet 932C printer with it for years employing the parallel port. My motherboard is only cerified for USB 1.1 but at the time this printer was made I believe 1.1 is what it was cerified for. I can't find my documentation and even HP doesn't say in their online specs.

    So, which is faster, the parrallel port or USB 1.1?

    Thanks.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Deskjet printers do not care. They cannot even use all the speed of USB 1.1.
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 12,143   +31

    Thanks for the quick reply. Does that go for the newest inkjet/dekjet printers as well?
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    We repair and service printers. We have not seen any with a USB socket that will not work on a USB 1.1 computer... but we do not service Dell's (which are essentially just Lexmarks which do work on USB.)
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.