Connect new printer to old computer

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January 9, 2010 at 09:04:55
Specs: DOS, 486
I have a very old AMBRA (IBM) 486 computer that I use to run a DOS program. I want to buy a printer to use with this computer. The new printers in local stores only have USB ports. My old computer does not, of course, have a USB port, and I understand from reading some posts on this site that DOS would not in any event recognize a USB port? I would appreciate any input on my options.

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January 9, 2010 at 09:11:50
The problem isn't so much the physical connection but available drivers for DOS.

Google for DOS printers, you will find many hits.

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February 3, 2010 at 20:45:58
I'd disagree. Both PS and PCL printer languages were widely used back then. The interface is the biggest issue.

Network printing from a DOS box could be a solution.

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