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    Livy's Avatar Simpleton
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    is it possible to connect a parallel printer via the usb port, as im going to be getting a router with a usb print server built in, and the machines that use it are laptops so there aint anypoint in having the printer plugged into a laptop

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    only if the printer supports a usb port, if not you would have to get some kind of jetdirect card for it.

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    bob_the_alien's Avatar Bob The Alien
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    Belkin makes a parallel to USB cable, for just that problem.
    Rather expensive though, usually like 30 + dollars (U.S.D.)
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    prob nto worth it, the printer is an apollo p1200, prob cheaper buying a cheapo usb printer, as it would be better than the current one,

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    Livy's Avatar Simpleton
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    would This worj properly over a network using this

    i know the printer should work, but would the scanner work over the network aswell???

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    i dont think think the scanner part of it would work, i have a parallel port scanner and i tried hooking it up to my router;s print server but the software couldnt pick it up. btw, it was a scanjet 3200c.

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    Livy's Avatar Simpleton
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    its for at my g/f house when i bring my laptop down, an dshe needs a new printer and wants that one, but i bet she wouldnt even use the scanner anyway, thats why im just trying to get her to just go for a normal usb printer

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    That printer isn't worth getting an adaptor.

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    Just one little thing... Why didn't you post a picture or a link to show us the printer? It just makes it harder to help. (sorry but sometimes it gets frustrating)... Taking a break now.

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    Livy's Avatar Simpleton
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    i was just wondering if it was possible generally thats all, since i thought if one works, they all should.

    my bad.

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