update ieee 1284 controller driver

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bought an Aten usb to parallel cable to connect a dot matrix printer to the desktop running windows 7.  it seems like the IEEE1284 controller does not communicate properly with the printer and does not remember the settings that we have set on the printer driver settings. where can download and reintall the ieee 1284 controller driver?
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I have always said that using a parallel port PCI card is a lot easier than a parallel-USB cable. Of course, you need to have a PCI slot for that.

Having said that, did the cable come with any drivers? The only Aten cable I could find has drivers for Win98Se and WinME. Not exactly recent...
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You may need to try a different cable. I used a decent convertor cable (About $30) and it worked on my Windows Vista and Seven Machines, but not on my Windows 8 machine. So the cable needs to say it supports the system you want.

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