connecting lap top to printer

  raysophie 20:21 14 Apr 2004

Have gone to connect my HP 890C printer to my Dell Inspiron 1100 lap top and found there is only a USB port on lap top and a large connector plug and no USB on the printer. Is there any way I can get round this other than a new printer. I had looked at a Targus USB unit which seems to act like a docking station but information says will not support two way communication so do not know if this will work with my printer

  Lozzy 21:05 14 Apr 2004

Belkin do a printer cable that is USB at one end and Parallel at the other..

click here for details

  Totally-braindead 21:07 14 Apr 2004

I bought a usb to parallel connector a while back at my local computer fair about £10 I think. It allows you to connect a parallel printer to a usb on your computer. This would do the job,perhaps someone knows where still sells these as I haven't seen one for a while.

  Totally-braindead 21:08 14 Apr 2004

thats what happens when you type slowly - someone beats you to the punch.

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