Solved How do i connect my 36 pin parallel port computer to a hp us

January 7, 2012 at 06:23:04
Specs: Windows 98
I would like to connect my old Toshiba Libretto 100CT which has a 25 pin parallel port to a HP C4480 printer which has the square USB connection. Is this possible and if so, which cable type is most suitable. Any advice will be most appreciated. I am running Windows 98.

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January 7, 2012 at 08:32:28
If you are running Win98 you may have some problems with that.

Which version of Win98 are you running?

You may find the link below interesting.

http://www.josephn.net/toshiba_libr...



#1
January 7, 2012 at 06:47:33
The parallel port at an computer normally has 25 pins D-Sub connector .
Use google and search for "parallel to usb"

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#2
January 7, 2012 at 07:05:13
Thanks paulsep, I will have a look at google and see what comes up for the UK suppliers.

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#3
January 7, 2012 at 08:27:09
http://www.epapersign.com/index.php...

HP no longer supply Windows 98 drivers for any of their printers, time to try a Linux Distro like Puppy 528

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...


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#4
January 7, 2012 at 08:32:28
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If you are running Win98 you may have some problems with that.

Which version of Win98 are you running?

You may find the link below interesting.

http://www.josephn.net/toshiba_libr...


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#5
January 7, 2012 at 08:34:19
The only way I know of is to get a pcmcia to usb adapter. That old laptop may not support such a device in windows 98.

It did at one time support networked printers and if you insist it could use a network print device I'd think.

It would be easier to share the device if it were attached to a newer system. Then use the network.

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#6
January 7, 2012 at 08:47:33
HP ditched all Windows 95 /98/ME drivers in 2007.....

http://www.bobsgear.com/display/ts/...


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#7
January 7, 2012 at 23:28:52
Thanks Jolicloud for the information.

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#8
January 7, 2012 at 23:32:49
Thanks Jefro for the information.

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#9
January 7, 2012 at 23:34:12
Thanks OtheHill for the information and I am running 98SE

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