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Two or more printer ports

By steve_goa ·
Hi..

How would I configure two or more printer ports (LPT2, LPT3..) for my Pentium PC? I want to set up a print server with samba/Linux, problem is the motherboard has only 1 parallel port built in.. Would I need to add one of those old controller cards (which used to come with a 486.. and have a lot of jumpers..)? would this result in IRQ conflicts?


Thanks in advance..

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by DKlippert In reply to Two or more printer ports

Wander into your local supply store. Ask for something like an Auto switch.
Here's one product that will connect your one parallel port to 4 printers. I'm sure there are a number of other manufactures:

httpwww.kvms.com/nav/item.asp?item=2182
(There are no spaces in that address. You might be better off typing it in, but if you do paste it, eliminate any spaces or %20)

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by steve_goa In reply to Two or more printer ports

Actually, I was specifically looking to add the number of parallel ports like LPT2, LPT3 etc.. I dont want to invest in a auto switch.. thanks anyway..

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by dmiles In reply to Two or more printer ports

Expansion cards with parallel ports are widely available,if you hav a spare expansion slot,it is easy to add one or two more
When buying a multi-mode port,it is important to be sure the port comes with utilities or documentation that shows how to configure the port in all modes
Check computer store for Parallel Port hardware.

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