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How to determine bi-directional

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Can somebody brief me on how to determine if my BIOS is set up for bi-directional printing. I have just settings for ECP, PPP, SPP and various IRQ settings.
I have a printing problem with certain cable and printer. I need to check the above is correct so at least I can rule this out as a problem.
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The one you want is ECP
Extended Capability Port- used primarily by new generation of printers and scanners.
You can find out more about parallel port settings at http://www.fapo.com/1284int.htm in an article called "Introduction to the IEEE 1284-1994 Standard"
It is easy to understand.

Hope this helps
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TeckWitt is correct - Once set for ECP, Make sure your printer cable is IEEE 1284 standard.  It should be printed right on the cable.
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Thanks TeckWitt. That's the answer I needed.

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