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Printer Port Security Device (Donagal?)

By ahriman ·
My best customer bought a new Sony VAIO (XP home)desktop in which she uses legasey sewing software that needs a security device attached to LPT1. On her old Dell laptop (Win9 these worked fine. But after software install on the VAIO, the programs say security device not found and will not run. Is this an XP problem? I have tried changing the LPT1 in CMOS (epp/ecp, using a dma etc.) and reinstalling the port in device manager. No difference. Do I need to use Win 98 compatability mode for thesedevices? I've seen them used on other XP units fine. The port was tested with loopback and came back good.

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Printer Port Security Device (Donagal?)

by djent In reply to Printer Port Security Dev ...

Contact the software vendor about compatability with XP, you may need Win98 to run it.

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by ahriman In reply to Printer Port Security Dev ...

Found out from both software sites that there is a patch ONLY for Windows XP users (Weird to me) that makes the Dongals/Hasp keys work.

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by cvchristensen In reply to Printer Port Security Dev ...

try to set the LPT port to standard, instead of ECP/EPP.

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by ahriman In reply to Printer Port Security Dev ...

Tried all printer port options - none worked. Found out from both software sites that there is a patch ONLY for Windows XP users (Weird to me) that makes the Dongals/Hasp keys work.

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by GuruOfDos In reply to Printer Port Security Dev ...

Your dongle relies on internal pull-up resistors in the printer port to provide enough current drive to the dongle electronics. Older ports had lower value resistors and could supply the required current. Newer ports have higher value resistors and less current sourcing ability so will probably NOT drive the dongle with sufficient power. With any LPT dongle, the port should be set to SPP.

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by ahriman In reply to Printer Port Security Dev ...

Tried all printer port options - none worked. Found out from both software sites that there is a patch ONLY for Windows XP users (Weird to me) that makes the Dongals/Hasp keys work.

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by ahriman In reply to Printer Port Security Dev ...

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