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Need to recieve data on computer (parrallel port) data meant for Line Printer

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Hi

I have some rather old equipment which is currently transmitting data to a line printer which then simply prints this output, there is no way for me to change the way this output is given so what i need is to read the data transmitted to the printer. Meaning i need to read from the parallel port ???

How can this be done ?
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by:WanMan
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http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/portmon.shtml

That should do it.


Alternatively, get a hold of a parallel to serial convertor and then read from the serial port (easier).  What do you want to do with the data once captured?
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by:mSchmidt
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Well do i need any special hardware to read from pin 2-9 on the parallel port ?

Can a parallel to serial convertor recieve the data from pin 2-9 on the parallel port ?
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by:WanMan
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A good question. I'm assuming that as this is an old parallel application then we don't have to worry about ECC. I'll have a dig around and get back to you.
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Sorry of me being stupid but "ECC" ???
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by:WanMan
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Sorry, my finger trouble, I meant to type ECP/EPP.  Extended capabilities port, Enhanced parallel port.
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You could try one of these, but make sure of your application first. http://commerce.patton.com/pe_products.asp?category=148

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Thank You for the rating and good luck!
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