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I need my old LPT1

By carlosmelara ·
Recently a customer call me asking me to solve a problem: his new printers does not print from accounting network system. After check the new equipment I discovered that he has a old system which send the printing to lpt1. But the new equipment (sixCompaq evo D510 slim whithout expansion slot for a new card) does not have parallel port but usb. I need the old lpt1 or an alternative so that the old software can print in the new machines using the usb but being recognized as lpt1. What solutiondo you suggest?

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by TheChas In reply to I need my old LPT1

I don't have one, so I can't verify this will work.

I would give a USB to parallel port conversion cable a try.

Check out the one at this link:

http://tinyurl.com/8dk1

Another option, might be DOS USB drivers.

Ultimately, I think theyare going to have to update to a Windows based package.

Chas

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by carlosmelara In reply to I need my old LPT1

Sorry, I have tried the usb-to-parallel converter,but the port is alway recognized as usb. So does not work.
To modify the program for DOS USB it involves modify all the forms and have the source code: to much expensive

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by dcosgrove In reply to I need my old LPT1

The 510 ultra slims have an option for paralell or serial ports, you should look and see if this can be done as an after market upgrade.

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by carlosmelara In reply to I need my old LPT1

Thank you man it?s a good idea may be I?ll take it as a second alternative. But remember I have USB printers not Parallel printers

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by Joseph Moore In reply to I need my old LPT1

You didn't mention the OS running on the new Evo machines, but let's assume it is Win2K or WinXP. If so, then your client could do a NET USE to map LPT1 to a shared out network printer. This trick works for DOS-based apps.
So, say the client has ashared printer at \\MACHINE1\PRINTER1
Your client could run the following line from a Command Prompt:

NET USE LPT1 \\MACHINE1\PRINTER1 /PERSISTENT:YES

hope this helps

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by carlosmelara In reply to I need my old LPT1

Thank you Joseph this was a usefull answer I have forgotten reply and rate this answer. Thank you.

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by carlosmelara In reply to I need my old LPT1

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