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    Question USB to Parallel adapter

    Does anyone know anywhere that sells a USB to Parallel adapter?

    I've found ones that go directly into a printer, but the type i need is the parallel end to be female like on the back of a pc as I need to plug a dongle into it for a piece of software to work as nearly all laptops now dont have a parallel port unless you spend 1k on it.

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    Maplin does one.

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...20usb&doy=10m2

    No doubt, you can get something similar elsewhere for less money.

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    Thanks, but that one is for direct to a printer.

    Having read most of the questions posted on that page, there isnt an adaptor in existance at the moment to do this job.

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    The vendor may do USB dongles, worth asking. We had probalems when we got a load of USB dongles and we were still running NT

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman045
    Thanks, but that one is for direct to a printer.

    Having read most of the questions posted on that page, there isnt an adaptor in existance at the moment to do this job.
    There are some cables (not a dongle) listed on ebay which are USB to 25pin female.

    £6.99 + £3.99 Delivery.

    http://search.ebay.co.uk/usb-parallel-25_W0QQfromZR40

    Do you need it to be a dongle or will a cable do?
    Last edited by KowShak; 13-02-2006 at 11:56 AM.

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    A2Z do them chap, I've got one on order but the cockburger in accounts hasnt paid yet so were on stop

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    Quote Originally Posted by KowShak
    There are some cables (not a dongle) listed on ebay which are USB to 25pin female.

    £6.99 + £3.99 Delivery.

    http://search.ebay.co.uk/usb-parallel-25_W0QQfromZR40

    Do you need it to be a dongle or will a cable do?
    Thats great, just a shame they state it will not work with dongles as it shows as a usb port in windows...

    Thanks for finding it though!

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