HP printer two way communication lock
Posted on 1998-08-18
I have an HP 692 color ink jet printer connected to a PC clone running in W95 at 200Mhz (Pentium). I purchased a Mustek plug-and-play scanner that hooks to the LPT1 port. It comes with an additional parallel port to hook the printer to. Installing the scanner, I noticed that it will not support two way communication between the printer and the coputer. I can not disable the two way communication between them (PC/printer)using the printer setup screens. I am able to reach the related screen, but the able/disable option is not available for changing (It's is gray). The two communication is locked on and I can not disable it. Right now, I have to unplug the scanner and plug the printer to to one thing or the other.
Do I have to reinstall the printer drivers and disabling this option (If it is asked then)? If not, how can I solved this issue?
I know that installing an A-B switch can be an option, but it is an archaic one.