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Questions tagged [parallel-port]

The parallel port on a computer for connecting peripherals

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Is this an old school copy protection device?

Is this a parallel port dongle that's required to run certain old software (w/out modification)? If so, how do I determine for what software or publisher it is for, assuming it is possible to do so?
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PORT-MAPPED I/O (Parallel Port)

I was reading into linux device drivers and reading and writing from parallel ports. I read something to the effect of ioperm(from, num, turn_on) , where: from is the first port number to give ...
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old Designjet 430 with Windows 10

How do you install windows 10 drivers for an old designjet 430 hp plotter? It has a parallels port (LPT port), no USB. I haven't been able to find Windows 10 drivers for it.
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How do I transfer data between two old PCs using parallel or serial?

Recently, I found an old Gateway 2000 Colorbook laptop with MS-DOS6.22/Win3.1 that had no ports but PS2, parallel, and serial ports. My modern computer doesn't have any of these ports, so I am trying ...
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Hasp dongle only temporarily recognized

On a Windows XP system, I have to use a proprietary software to pilot a wood cutting machine. The software is protected by a hasp dongle, plugged into a parallel port. It was previously set up on a ~...
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Connecting scanner to LPT port / making it work

I've been trying to make an old scanner (ScanMaker 9600 XL) work on a Windows XP desktop PC which has an onboard LPT/DB-25/Parallel port. I currently have it connected as follows: Centronics 50(on ...
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Can't print to parallel port LPT1 on docking station in Win7

I have a POS printer MicroPOS ADP400. On a desktop PC I connect it to parallel port on MBO and print like this copy file.txt LPT1:and it works. On my HP Probook laptop with LPT port on a docking ...
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Windows 10 - USB to parallel software

I would like to use the outputs from a parallel port for home automation. To do this I need to be able to switch the pins individually but Win10 no longer supports the parallel port. Can I use a USB ...
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How many port adapters, and which ones can be stacked up and actually work?

Someone posted this pic on twitter today: That won't work, right? Why, exactly? And, specifically, at which point the stack of adapters stops working?
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Driver for ZEON2 94V-0 PCI card?

I need to use a PCI card with a parallel port on it with my PC but I am not able to find a driver for it, so, how can I use this card? The only information I can read from the card is ZEON2 94V-0 on ...
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Is serial port a 'male' or 'female'?

Usually, the "ports" on the computer are female but this one in specific appears to be a male port. I have never seen one and google images are also causing a confusion from seeing this: If that's ...
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PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver

I have a Compaq Presario CQ5320F desktop PC (Windows 7 64-bit OS). And it has an PCI extension card with a parallel port. But when I connected a printer that uses a parallel connection it didn't work, ...
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Copy files from Linux to Windows 3.11 using parallel port

How can I copy files from a Linux machine to one running Windows 3.11 or DOS 6.22 using the LPT (parallel) port? Do I need a cable with a special adapter? I know I had this working a long time ago to ...
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Old DotMatrix Printer(parallel port) to USB

I have this printer. It has a 25 pin parallel port. To make it work with my pc,I purchased a Parallel to USB adapter. But nothing seems to work(the printer doesnt get detected) I have tried setting ...
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Getting started with serial port (COM port) [closed]

I'm beginner in hardware building and curious about using my parallel port. Could someone suggest me how to start work with it? What cables I have to buy? How get simple I/O using COM port? How ...

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