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Connecting Router DB25 parallel port to Printer USB B port

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HI,

I have a FM114P router which has a built in print server.

The output port on the router is a DB25 port (female)

The printer uses a USB B port.

I suspect that I would need some special software to convert the parallel data to serial USB data, even if I could find a cable to do the physical conversion.

Has anyone done anything like this before?

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Question by:nmcdermaid
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There is no way to connect the parallel port on a router to the usb port on a printer. You can use the following options:

1. plug the printer into a PC and set the PC to share the printer
2. purchase a usb print server. This is a gadget with an ethernet port as well as a usb port. The ethernet port connects to a spare port on your router, the usb to the printer. This will work fine if your printer uses a command language (PCL PostCript, ESC/P, etc) but may not work if your printer is a GDI printer, depending on Windows' graphics subsystem to process the print job.
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