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By wblarkin ·
I have a client that is using Windows 2000 pro. She needs to be able to print to (2) printers attached to her workstation. One of her programs is a old DOS based program that only recognizes standard LPT addresses, and will not recognize LPT portson PCI cards. Her computer only has PCI expansion slots. Her onboard printer port works fine with either printer. Does anyone know if there is a PCI Printer port card that is configurable to standard address's (378, 278, 3BC - IRQ 5 or 7)? or any other solution besides a switch box?

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by acattr In reply to LPT Ports

The PCI LPT card must have an LPT# associated to it. I have never seen an LPT port without a number.


If the card is set to lpt2, you can test by doing a dos prompt and typeing "dir > lpt2" this will send the directory listing to the printer. If it works, then your PCI card is good. Some DOS programs only print to LPT1, make sure this progarm has an option to print to LPT2, find it, and set it.

I have this one in my computer.
http://www.siig.com/products/lowprofile/features/LP_PCI1P.html

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by RCOM In reply to LPT Ports

Pick up one of many auto switches for the printers.

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