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    Has anyone had any success in connecting the old Centronics Printers to a PC that only has USB Ports with the suitable leads. A pal of mine and I have had no success. I cannot even get the Printer Driver for an old HP DeskJet 6122 to recognize the printer let alone printout.

    A clever programmer has even produced simple code that should produce just test printouts without any driver installed, but it fails to work on this printer with the USB to Centronics lead.

  • #2
    Re: USB to Centronics leads

    Are you using a USB to Parallel/Centronics adapter?

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    • #3
      Re: USB to Centronics leads

      Sort of as I was using a USB/Centronics Print Server. http://www.dlink.com.au/products/?pid=322
      1 1 was a racehorse.
      2 2 was 1 2.
      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
      2 2 1 1 2

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      • #4
        Re: USB to Centronics leads

        I am just using this from the PC to the printer

        http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2805235822...84.m1439.l2649

        Is there anything else to use?

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        • #5
          Re: USB to Centronics leads

          If you are not having any luck with usb to parallel (I have had mixed results with usb-old port connectors -- sometimes excellent, sometimes crap), consider a network box
          Tom Jones
          MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
          PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
          IT Trainer / Consultant
          Ossian Ltd
          Scotland

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          • #6
            Re: USB to Centronics leads

            Thanks Ossian but forgive my ignorance and limited knowledge. What is a network box, and what do I look for on EBay.

            My new router has a USB port is as at http://help.orange.co.uk/orangeuk/su...ersonal/669335

            It has a USB port, but I supposed it cannot be used to also connect to the printer.

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            • #7
              Re: USB to Centronics leads

              One of the ones here:
              http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&sclie...w=1409&bih=997

              Your router appears to support a USB device (e.g. shared storage, possibly printer) but doesnt help you with your USB to parallel problem!

              Alternatively you could look at a new USB printer for not much more than 20-30:
              http://www.google.co.uk/#q=cheap+col...w=1409&bih=997

              (Remember to check consumable costs as it is the TCO that is important)
              Tom Jones
              MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
              PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
              IT Trainer / Consultant
              Ossian Ltd
              Scotland

              ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

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