Using a parallel printer with a USB laptop

Posted on 2007-10-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
Other than a cable, is there any other way I can get my old parallel printer (which has no USB port) with my new laptop (which has no parallel port)?

Maybe Bluetooth of some other wireless solution?  Or is there some kind of switchbox that would do the job?

As discussed at , I found out that a USB-to-Parallel adapter cable doesn't support my particular model of printer (HP OfficeJet T45).
Question by:MichaelAwad2
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    You can use a Parallel to usb converter:
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    the answer is crystal clear here....if the printer doesn't support a parallel-to-usb or any such type of cannot use it with any other port other than the parallel port!

    i can only think of attaching it to an old system having a parallel port, and then making it available via network printer sharing :)
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    i would simply buy a new printer - it won't cost much more than the adapters - if you get it to work...

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