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No parallel port : Need to utilize SentinelPro license dongle via USB to DB25 parallel converter

Posted on 2008-10-01
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Hello Experts -

I have a software program I'm migrating to a Vista laptop--I know the program runs fine on Vista.  The potential challenge is that the software license dongle requires a DB25 parallel port which the new laptop does not have.  Does anyone know if a USB to DB25 parallel adapter will work for this purpose?

Link to the cable I think I need:
http://www.amazon.com/Dekcell-CPA-1029-Parallel-Printer-Adapter/dp/B000K04SB2

Thanks
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You will need to check with the software vendor if you want a guarantee, some dongles are very fussy.
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Oh and by the way I have had better luck with PCMCIA Cards doing jobs like this.

Here is one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16839158008

NO GUARANTEES
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by:souseran
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Why not just contact the vendor to get a USB key? Sentinel does offer them:

http://www.safenet-inc.com/support/tech/sentinelhardwarekeyspics.htm

http://www.safenet-inc.com/support/tech/ultrapropics.htm

http://www.safenet-inc.com/support/tech/superpropics.htm

See this page:

http://www.safenet-inc.com/support/tech/sentinel.asp

Contact Sentinel:

Phone: 1-800-545-6608
Email: support@safenet-inc.com
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by:rhascall
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Thanks Everyone - Easy enough.  Even tho it cost me, I was able to swap out the parallel key for a USB key.  Of course I had to pay for this and to get the application up-to-date.  Love technology.
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