USB printer port not recognized by program only Lpt1...

By Piecespimp ·
So I have a printer, and it has a parallel cable output. I went and bought a parallel to USB cable to hook to my laptop. I finally managed to get it installed and it works on the virtual USB port but not on the LPT ports or COM ports.
The software I have and am trying to use, when I try to print and I select a port does not show the USB port, it only shows the LPT ports and COM ports and File. How can I make the printer print on a LPT port?

thank you all in advance

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Most Ikey you will not be ab to get this working

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to USB printer port not reco ...

It all depends on what you are trying to print from. If the software itself choses the printer as apposed to just selecting a Printer from the OS to print to it is unlikely to work.

However if this is an issue with the OS all you should be required to do is install the Printer and select it from the Print Command.

It really depends on the application here as to what can be achieved.


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by mryanham In reply to USB printer port not reco ...

Using Windows XP:

1) Share the USB attached printer

2) net use lpt1: \\computer\printer

3) Print successful

Using Vista

1) Share the USB attached printer

2) net use lpt1: \\computer\printer from a CMD prompt that is running as Administrator

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Net use command

by Piecespimp In reply to Try the NETUSE COMMAND FR ...

ok, but how do I use the Net Use Command?

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