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Dot Matrix Printer and Print Server Question?

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I am currently trying to hook up a Okidata Microline 320 Dot Matrix Printer to a Laptop without a parallel port.  We have used a variety of things such as a Parallel to USB Cable Adapter, did not work.  We also tried an Encore 3-Port Print Server over a LAN, still does not work.  The printer driver is correct because we were sucessful in printing via a standard parallel port on another machine.

My question is, does this printer support these kinds of adapters or are we stuck with only being able ot use the interface of Parallel to Parallel.

OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
Driver that worked on other machine: IBM Proprinter
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PCMCIA to PARALLEL:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16839158008

THis WILL work, and I would just use Generic Text driver.
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In addition to the above suggestion, if you want the printer to be available to a number of users, and hence work on a Print Server, I have had success at two clients with dot-matrix printers on HP JetDirect 170x print servers and generic text drivers. ... Thinkpads_User
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^ In addition to the above suggestion, also consider that most programs that still use DOT matrix do not incorporate network printing, and are very particular about how they print.  Be sure that the application you are using will be able to print this way.
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