|If the BAFO adapter is not being detected correctly in Windows.............|
If it's not being seen at all, or if it is being detected but it has a problem in Device Manager
If you don't plug the adapter directly into a port built into the laptop it may not work correctly, and in that case the software for it may not install correctly.
See response 3 in this:
The BAFO manual for your adapter.
It's just instructions for how to install it properly in various operating systems.
This may also be on a CD that came with the adapter.
This is a direct link to the download.......
Make sure you have followed the instructions correctly.
If you're not sure whether you did, un-install anything listed for it in Add/Remove programs and install it again the proper way, according to the instructions for the operating system you are installing it in.
"But this converter is not getting detected with my exe."
"....i use ISP(in system programming) software of Asim Khan;s..."
If the BAFO adapter is being detected in Windows fine, but the problem is your programming software does not find it,
according to the above manual, apparently the BAFO adapter software may be using the standard I/O address for LPT2, which is 0278, or another I/O address other than 0378.
That makes sense, since a mboard that already has a parallel port is usually using the standard I/O address for LPT1 - 0378 , if the BAFO adapter used 0378 it would conflict with the other parallel port, and some people buy a USB to parallel adapter to add a second parallel port even if they already have a parallel port.
You can find out which I/O address the BAFO adapter is using by double clicking on the entry for the adapter in Device Manager, choose the Resources tab, and the I/O address it is using is listed there.
It may have it's own entry, and/or it's Resources may be listed only under Ports - LPTx.
Use whatever I/O address that is, in the configuration of your ISP software.
If the ISP software has a setting for the parallel port mode, it must be set to EPP, ECP, or EPP and ECP - usually EPP is fine.
If finding the I/O address the BAFO adapter is using and using that in the programming software configuration does not help..........
According to the info at that link you supplied, the BAFO adapter cable can be used for:
"...printers, scanners, external CDROM drives, tape backups and webcams....."
According to research I did when a friend was thinking of using a USB to parallel adapter, unfortunately, there are many devices that will work fine connected to a regular parallel port that WILL NOT work with a USB to parallel adapter. Your BAFO USB to parallel adapter should work fine with " ...printers, scanners, external CDROM drives, tape backups and webcams...." but it may NOT work with many other things.
The only way you can confrm whether you have that problem is to try connecting whatever you are connecting to the parallel port on the BAFO adapter, to a regular parallel port on a computer that has a regular parallel port (you would use 0378 , and EPP or etc.., in the ISP software configuration in that case, or in any case whatever I/O address is listed in the Resources for LPTx under Ports in Device Manager) .