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xerox workcentre w/ parallel port on new laptop w/ usb ports

by lkn4hlp / September 15, 2007 9:57 AM PDT

I just purchased a new laptop and since it has no parallel ports, I tried purchasing a usb to parallel printer cable. After hours of installing, uninstalling drivers I've run out of ideas trying to get the printer connected. After a re-boot, if I print a test page, it turns the printer on, but never prints the document.

Anyone have any experience with this printer on a USB port, workcentre xd130df? Anyone have any ideas how I can connect to this printer with the laptop? Print Server have a better shot?

Thanks in advance.

Dell Vostro 1500
XP Home

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I've used those before.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2007 12:52 AM PDT

Mine were from belkin and a no-name. Worked find with XP.

However the Vostro is fairly new. I wonder if you or Dell installed XP?

Bob

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Dell installed the XP
by lkn4hlp / September 16, 2007 1:29 AM PDT

Dell installed the XP.

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I dropped a hint.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2007 2:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Dell installed the XP
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Looked at print servers, but
by lkn4hlp / September 18, 2007 11:32 AM PDT
In reply to: I dropped a hint.

didn't think to see if a parallel card was made for a laptop.

very helpful..

thanks-

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