to EPP/ECP or not to epp/ecp? that is the question...
Posted on 1997-11-28
I expect this is a newbie question, but i cant find a solution so here goes. Ive got hold of a parallel port scanner. It works ok with the parallel port set up normally. Theoretically i should be using EPP, but: When i set up an EPP port in BIOS, W95 will only install an ECP port which demands a DMA channel that i just dont have free in my system. So:
1) Is setting the port to EPP worth the trouble? The scanner is slow but i knew it would be, will it be significantly faster with EPP?
2) Am i right in thinking an EPP port wont need a DMA?
3) Is there any way of getting W95 to install an EPP port?
4) Could the fact that W95 only recognises ECP mean that my Bios is lying to me and that my Parallel port is not actually EPP compatable??
Feel free to point me to a FAQ, as i cant think im the first person to ask this.
My MB is a little old (ie INTEL endeavor 1/pentium up to 100) so this may be a factor, the BIOS is brand new tho.