USB to Serial convertor

  Michael_R 17:54 26 Feb 2005

Hi, does anyone know if I can use a usb to serial convertor cable to run from a USB printer to my print server which only has a Serial connector.
I am purchasing a Canon pixma IP3000 and have a Netgear PS111W print server. I'll try anyway if no one knows as the cables are very cheap anyway.

many thanks to the board members

  mattyc_92 18:02 26 Feb 2005

I am not too sure... I imagine that there shouldn't be any obvious problems....

  AndySD 18:10 26 Feb 2005

I think its not a serial port but a bi-directional parallel-port

  Michael_R 18:20 26 Feb 2005

Thanks, you are of course right it is a bi-directional parallel-port cable. Just checked on eBay and they have a USB to parallel cable for printers. So thanks you have saved me a few £'s and a lot of frustration if I had bought the wrong one.

This place is just brilliant!


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

Illustrator Charles Williams on how to create magazines and book covers

iMac Pro review

Les meilleures prises CPL (2018)