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How to setup a Eltron 2442 with serial out to USB adapter?

Posted on 2009-02-19
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I keep trying different solutions, but can't seem to be able to get my Eltron 2442 thermal print to work.  It has a serial out, but my computer has USB ins, so I picked up a serial to USB adapter.  The computer is running Vista 32 bit, and I have installed the adapter drivers, and the adapter seems to be working fine.  The printer however will not work regardless of which driver or port I choose.  I have tried Printer ports and COM ports and Virtual ports.  Not quite sure what I am doing wrong???
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nobus earned 2000 total points
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i doubt those adapters will work well.
i would pick a PCI to serial card instead : http://www.serialgear.com/2-Port-Serial-PCI.html

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any reason why they won't work?  I'd prefer to use the equipment I already have if at all possible
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i don't know the reason, only that from what i hear, the adapters do not work in maby cases, while a pci card does work

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