Transferring printer from parallel port to USB2

  1212 17:51 02 Nov 2006
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Am in process of choosing a new computer but most of those in my range no longer have parallel ports to which I may connect my old but still reliable HP Laserjet 6L.

I seem to recall from years ago some means of such cross-connectivity via a special USB2 cable but have been unable to find such still on sale (or quite possibly my memory is at fault anyway!).

My thanks in advance for any suggestions which will be very welcome.

  Pamy 17:55 02 Nov 2006

Peripherals » USB / Firewire / I/O » USB Cards » Product details

  Pamy 17:56 02 Nov 2006

sorry , go to ebuyer

  rodriguez 17:59 02 Nov 2006

click here - I think that's the sort of thing you'll need.

  Bris 20:33 02 Nov 2006

You may need to consider a new printer as a new PC will likely come with XP and if the printer is very old its unlikely that there will be XP drivers for it in which case a generic driver may work but with reduced functionality.

  1212 19:35 03 Nov 2006

Just to say "thanks" to those who responded - most kind of you. Problem solved!!

Best wishes, "1212"

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