Mapping a USB to LPT1 Port - Is Bi-Directional Communication possable

Posted on 2007-10-10
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a dos program that only prints to LPT1 Port and requires Bi-Directional communication so the program knows the print job printed. If I use the net use command and setup the printer as a share, and map the LPT1 port to it can the printer still communicate back to the program as if it was connected directly?

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Question by:derekruf
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    Yes.. The USB connection is by its nature bi-directional, as is a network print connection. You can fool your DOS program by using the net use like you are planing on, and it should not be able to tell the difference.

    If your print driver support bidirectional printing, make sure you check that box under printer properties, under the Ports tab...

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