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INSTALLING A PARALLEL PORT

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I purchased a standard 25 pin parallel port which came with little documentation.  Installation requires the configuring of jumpers.  Can you help?
It is a Lava Parallel ECP/EPP.  Yes, the Parallel port does have addressing. " Jumper configurable as LPT 1-6 using any of IRQ 2/3/4/5/7/10/11/12"
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by:pete2help
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The Parallel port come already configured.but make sure you disable your onboard parallel port.
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by:homer99
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who made the parallel port and are the pins numbered.
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Edited text of question.
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by:MRVW
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You need to give a little more info.  

Are you going to add it as a 2nd port or to replace your on board?
Here is the link to the jumper seetings:
http://www.lavalink.com/LIBRARY/DOCS/JUMPERS/PARALLELECPLARGE.HTML
Here is the homepage:
http://www.lavalink.com/
Most add-in parallel cards come pre-configured as lpt 2 and should work just fine, If not here are some guidelines.
If you are going to use the port as a second printer port it should be addressed as 0278 which is LPT 2 (printer port 2) adjust the jumpers accordingly.
you also need to find an availible IRQ. RIght click my computer, Go to properties, Device Manager, View devices by connection, double click computer, select IRQ, choose one thats not displayed. Adjust the jumpers accordingly.  Good Luck - Mike
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tafefiles earned 75 total points
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To configure the IRQ for the device you need to find out which  are available. To do this.

Right click my computer, Go to properties, Device Manager, View devices by connection, double click computer, select IRQS.

This will display, what free IRQ's you have available on your machine, set jumpers on the card to what is available.

If you don't have a parallel port set the card to lpt1 (the address is 378h), If you already do have one set it to lpt2 (the address is 278h)

The card should be installed like any other card, eg video card or soundcard's
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by:MRVW
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tafefiles,
Welcome to experts exchange.
Since you are new here I will tell you as a general rule here you do not post answers unless you are 100 percent sure that you answer is correct.  By posting a Proposed Answer you lock the question and block others from helping. The person asking the question will evaluate each comment and when a comment solves the problem will say to post as an answer.  Enjoy and thank you for sharing your knowledge. - Mike
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