I have a new laptop that has no parallel port. But my all-in-one printer (HP OfficeJet T45) is old, so it has no USB port.
I'd like to use a USB-to-parallel adapter cable to connect the two, but this HP page says that I can't:
It says: "Can I use a USB to parallel or parallel to USB adapter to connect the all-in-one?
No. If your computer does not have the correct type of port on it, you cannot connect the all-in-one with a port adapter." I'm not sure whether it really won't work, or whether HP is just being conservative (or more cynically, whether they just want people to buy new printers). If it won't work, then why are so many such cables being sold? The one I'm considering is for $17 at:
Is it possible that with a cable, maybe printing will work but e-faxing and scanning won't? If that's the case, then the cable isn't an option.
Thanks in advance for your input.