Solved how to map usb printer (UA0045A) adapter to lpt

December 15, 2019 at 03:00:56
Specs: Windows 10
the UA0045A is a common USB to printer adapter, BUT, W10 does not see it as an LPT port, therefore application (MACH3, a CNC tool) does not recognise it.
I am lloking for a workaround or driver that enables W10 to map the UA0054A as LPTx port.
DNX
Cedo

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December 15, 2019 at 06:49:16

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December 15, 2019 at 10:02:08
Thanks for good will!
Unfortunately, there is NO printer attached on the other side, therefore there is nothing to share. There is no LPT1: on the list of devices, this is the main problem, othervice it would not be an issue.
I am still running in circle. :(

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December 15, 2019 at 10:37:44
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Most of these adapters only work with a printer. Other devices with a Centronics connection won't work with them.

If your computer doesn't have a parallel port then you won't see an LPT1: (but you can still use an attached printer as detailed above).

If you are trying to drive some other device from the port you may be better off buying an old computer (suitable ones could be had for next to nothing on eBay) that is contemporary with your device. Alternatively, buy a Centronics card - e.g. https://www.startech.com/uk/Cards-A...


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#4
December 15, 2019 at 10:44:09
Thanks a lot for the quick response, it will spare me further frustration(s),
also it seems to be the cheapest version.
Latest resaerch have confirmed your view.
Thank you very much.
Cedo

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#5
December 15, 2019 at 21:02:12
Some desktop computers have legacy internal parallel and/or serial ports and they can be connected externally with a cable like this one:
https://www.newegg.com/other-c2g-10...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
December 16, 2019 at 00:26:43
This was a good hint, thanks!

W10 does not see the hardware, what means that in this case there is an jumper on the board or option in BIOS that enables it. I will check it.

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#7
December 16, 2019 at 12:31:28
If you physically see it or see and activate it in the BIOS then you will need to go to the manufacture's site and download the driver for it so Windows can recognize it.
With no driver it might still show up in Device Manager

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