Parallel to USB Cable Installation

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by phil allen, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. phil allen

    phil allen Guest

    I am trying to use a SYBA USB to Parallel Cable to support my Color LaserJet
    5 printer underVISTA. I checked SYNA and they stated support for only SPP
    mode but don't know where to change to SPP mode. Also, is there a special
    driver to change theinterface from Parallel to USB?

    I also tried using the installed Manhattan Parallel Port card but the result
    is always the same - data is loaded into the printer and then disappears
    without printing and no errors.
    phil allen, Dec 29, 2007
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  2. phil allen

    Wandering Guest

    You are going to have to install Vista drivers for that printer. It's old
    enough I don't know if there are any. Visit the HP site, and look for Vista
    drivers for that model.

    The converter may - I have no experience with such a beast - also require
    Vista drivers.

    Good luck
    Wandering, Dec 29, 2007
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  3. phil allen

    Patrick Guest

    you should be able to set the SPP mode, in your Bios for LPT settings.
    Patrick, Jan 1, 2008
  4. phil allen

    Bill Loudon Guest

    Hi, I hope some of you guys are still watching this theme.
    Can anyone tell me if there is a driver needed for a Parallel to usb cable
    (from printer to pc)? I have a vista OS.
    Many thanks Bill
    Bill Loudon, Mar 10, 2008
  5. phil allen

    jimrx4 Guest

    I have an older HP LaserJet 2100xi that uses a parallel port. I bought a USB
    to Parallel adapter (from Belken I think), connected it to my HP printer and
    it worked with no additional drivers. It recognized my printer immediately
    and worked - with one caveat. When I would print a document the first page
    seem to come out with garbage but the subsequent pages printed fine with no
    loss of data.
    jimrx4, Mar 10, 2008
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