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MY PC DOESN'T HAVE A PARALLEL PORT HOW CAN I GET PRINTOUT?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CB, May 19, 2010.

  1. CB

    CB Flightless Bird

    Dear All,

    I have using a DOS Based Program on Windows XP environment to do my office
    work. That program using Parallel port to (LPT 1) get printout We are using
    EPSON and Lexmark Wide Carriage Dot Metric Printers. Now I have a Big
    Problem I've changed the My PC to new IBM PC. All programs are working fine.
    But this Machine doesn't have a LPT (Parallel Port). All of my Printers
    Support USB But My Program doesn't support USB. Anyone please help me to
    connect my Dos Based Program to map LPT port.
    Thanks in Advance.
    CB
     
  2. Victor Willy Garcia

    Victor Willy Garcia Flightless Bird

    On 5/19/2010 03:31, CB wrote:
    > Dear All,
    >
    > I have using a DOS Based Program on Windows XP environment to do my office
    > work. That program using Parallel port to (LPT 1) get printout We are using
    > EPSON and Lexmark Wide Carriage Dot Metric Printers. Now I have a Big
    > Problem I've changed the My PC to new IBM PC. All programs are working fine.
    > But this Machine doesn't have a LPT (Parallel Port). All of my Printers
    > Support USB But My Program doesn't support USB. Anyone please help me to
    > connect my Dos Based Program to map LPT port.
    > Thanks in Advance.
    > CB

    Several options:

    1.- Return IBM PC and get one that have Parallel port.
    2.- Get a parallel card adapter, like this one:
    http://www.serialgear.com/1-Port-LPT-PCI.html

    3.- Get a software re-director, like this one:
    http://www.dosprn.com/
    Note, software solutions may NOT work in all computers/applications.
     
  3. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "CB" <clairebennet1974@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:#0zBSVy9KHA.3628@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Dear All,
    >
    > I have using a DOS Based Program on Windows XP environment to do my office
    > work. That program using Parallel port to (LPT 1) get printout We are
    > using
    > EPSON and Lexmark Wide Carriage Dot Metric Printers. Now I have a Big
    > Problem I've changed the My PC to new IBM PC. All programs are working
    > fine.
    > But this Machine doesn't have a LPT (Parallel Port). All of my Printers
    > Support USB But My Program doesn't support USB. Anyone please help me to
    > connect my Dos Based Program to map LPT port.
    > Thanks in Advance.
    > CB


    Try this:
    - Share your existing printer, e.g. as "USB Printer"
    - Type this command in a Command Prompt:
    net use LPT1: "\\%ComputerName%\USB Printer"

    By the way, cross-posting is a good thing but only when done in moderation.
    Your question has nothing to do with firewalls, ipsec or basics - the other
    newsgroups you used are more than adequate.
     
  4. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    You missed some other irrelevant newsgroups to crosspost.

    "CB" <clairebennet1974@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%230zBSVy9KHA.3628@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    : Dear All,
    :
    : I have using a DOS Based Program on Windows XP environment to do my office
    : work. That program using Parallel port to (LPT 1) get printout We are
    using
    : EPSON and Lexmark Wide Carriage Dot Metric Printers. Now I have a Big
    : Problem I've changed the My PC to new IBM PC. All programs are working
    fine.
    : But this Machine doesn't have a LPT (Parallel Port). All of my Printers
    : Support USB But My Program doesn't support USB. Anyone please help me to
    : connect my Dos Based Program to map LPT port.
    : Thanks in Advance.
    : CB
    :
    :
    :
    :
     
  5. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Tom Willett" <tom@youreadaisyifyoudo.com> wrote in message
    news:-Ox87VD19KHA.148@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > You missed some other irrelevant newsgroups to crosspost.


    LOL!
     
  6. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    CB wrote:
    > Dear All,
    >
    > I have using a DOS Based Program on Windows XP environment to do my
    > office work. That program using Parallel port to (LPT 1) get
    > printout We are using EPSON and Lexmark Wide Carriage Dot Metric
    > Printers. Now I have a Big Problem I've changed the My PC to new IBM
    > PC. All programs are working fine. But this Machine doesn't have a
    > LPT (Parallel Port). All of my Printers Support USB But My Program
    > doesn't support USB. Anyone please help me to connect my Dos Based
    > Program to map LPT port. Thanks in Advance.


    There are several solutions. Have you tried Google?
     
  7. Bob Campbell

    Bob Campbell Flightless Bird

    CB,

    There are so many options for you.

    Did you do a Google or Bing search? Take a look at http://www.dos2usb.com/.

    You can also redirect an LPT printer port to a USB port. See
    http://www.decompile.com/dataflex/tips/usb_printer.htm.

    My favorite solution (if I may suggest) is to rewrite the DOS program as a
    window program and use a USB laser printer (whatever width you need) as
    output. It can be very cost effective. But of course, I've written hundreds
    of DOS and Windows programs; I'm a professional software developer.

    P.S. It's called a dot matrix printer, not a dot metric printer.

    Bob.

    "CB" <clairebennet1974@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:#0zBSVy9KHA.3628@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    Dear All,

    I have using a DOS Based Program on Windows XP environment to do my office
    work. That program using Parallel port to (LPT 1) get printout We are using
    EPSON and Lexmark Wide Carriage Dot Metric Printers. Now I have a Big
    Problem I've changed the My PC to new IBM PC. All programs are working fine.
    But this Machine doesn't have a LPT (Parallel Port). All of my Printers
    Support USB But My Program doesn't support USB. Anyone please help me to
    connect my Dos Based Program to map LPT port.
    Thanks in Advance.
    CB
     
  8. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    CB wrote:
    > Dear All,
    >
    > I have using a DOS Based Program on Windows XP environment to do my office
    > work. That program using Parallel port to (LPT 1) get printout We are using
    > EPSON and Lexmark Wide Carriage Dot Metric Printers. Now I have a Big
    > Problem I've changed the My PC to new IBM PC. All programs are working fine.
    > But this Machine doesn't have a LPT (Parallel Port). All of my Printers
    > Support USB But My Program doesn't support USB. Anyone please help me to
    > connect my Dos Based Program to map LPT port.
    > Thanks in Advance.
    > CB
    >
    >
    >
    >



    Create a network share for the printer (This can be done even if
    your PC is the only member of its workgroup), and then use the Net Use
    command to redirect the DOS output. For example:

    NET USE LPT1 \\ComputerName\PrinterShareName /PERSISTENT:YES


    --

    Bruce Chambers

    Help us help you:
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

    Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

    The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    killed a great many philosophers.
    ~ Denis Diderot
     
  9. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    Pegasus [MVP] wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > By the way, cross-posting is a good thing but only when done in
    > moderation. Your question has nothing to do with firewalls, ipsec or
    > basics - the other newsgroups you used are more than adequate.
    >
    >



    Oh, I don't know. I'd consider this problem/solution to be "basic" in
    nature.


    --

    Bruce Chambers

    Help us help you:
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

    Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

    The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    killed a great many philosophers.
    ~ Denis Diderot
     
  10. CB

    CB Flightless Bird

    Thanks That is working with network. when I remove the network cable it is
    not working. this machine is standalone pc. I cant connect this pc to net
    work any help with this?
    Thanks in advance
    CB

    "Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
    news:u0Hx9e79KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > CB wrote:
    >> Dear All,
    >>
    >> I have using a DOS Based Program on Windows XP environment to do my
    >> office
    >> work. That program using Parallel port to (LPT 1) get printout We are
    >> using
    >> EPSON and Lexmark Wide Carriage Dot Metric Printers. Now I have a Big
    >> Problem I've changed the My PC to new IBM PC. All programs are working
    >> fine.
    >> But this Machine doesn't have a LPT (Parallel Port). All of my Printers
    >> Support USB But My Program doesn't support USB. Anyone please help me to
    >> connect my Dos Based Program to map LPT port.
    >> Thanks in Advance.
    >> CB
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > Create a network share for the printer (This can be done even if your
    > PC is the only member of its workgroup), and then use the Net Use command
    > to redirect the DOS output. For example:
    >
    > NET USE LPT1 \\ComputerName\PrinterShareName /PERSISTENT:YES
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Bruce Chambers
    >
    > Help us help you:
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
    >
    > They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    > safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
    >
    > Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand
    > Russell
    >
    > The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    > killed a great many philosophers.
    > ~ Denis Diderot
     
  11. 3c273

    3c273 Flightless Bird

    Make or buy a loopback plug and your machine will think it is on a network.
    Instructions to make one here:
    http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_...aces/fe-ge-loopback-creating.html#id-11866686
    or buy one here:
    http://www.stayonline.com/detail.aspx?ID=12156
    Louis

    "CB" <clairebennet1974@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%236ST7Rw%23KHA.4652@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks That is working with network. when I remove the network cable it is
    > not working. this machine is standalone pc. I cant connect this pc to net
    > work any help with this?
    > Thanks in advance
    > CB
    >
    > "Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
    > news:u0Hx9e79KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > > CB wrote:
    > >> Dear All,
    > >>
    > >> I have using a DOS Based Program on Windows XP environment to do my
    > >> office
    > >> work. That program using Parallel port to (LPT 1) get printout We are
    > >> using
    > >> EPSON and Lexmark Wide Carriage Dot Metric Printers. Now I have a Big
    > >> Problem I've changed the My PC to new IBM PC. All programs are working
    > >> fine.
    > >> But this Machine doesn't have a LPT (Parallel Port). All of my Printers
    > >> Support USB But My Program doesn't support USB. Anyone please help me

    to
    > >> connect my Dos Based Program to map LPT port.
    > >> Thanks in Advance.
    > >> CB
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >
    > > Create a network share for the printer (This can be done even if

    your
    > > PC is the only member of its workgroup), and then use the Net Use

    command
    > > to redirect the DOS output. For example:
    > >
    > > NET USE LPT1 \\ComputerName\PrinterShareName /PERSISTENT:YES
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > Bruce Chambers
    > >
    > > Help us help you:
    > > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    > >
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
    > >
    > > They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    > > safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
    > >
    > > Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand
    > > Russell
    > >
    > > The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    > > killed a great many philosophers.
    > > ~ Denis Diderot

    >
    >
     
  12. Calvin

    Calvin Flightless Bird

    You may try to look for converter for Parallel port to USB port. If you got
    networking system just get a "print server" a device convert the parallel
    port to RJ-45 which allow you connect to HUB or SWITCH.

    "CB" wrote:

    > Dear All,
    >
    > I have using a DOS Based Program on Windows XP environment to do my office
    > work. That program using Parallel port to (LPT 1) get printout We are using
    > EPSON and Lexmark Wide Carriage Dot Metric Printers. Now I have a Big
    > Problem I've changed the My PC to new IBM PC. All programs are working fine.
    > But this Machine doesn't have a LPT (Parallel Port). All of my Printers
    > Support USB But My Program doesn't support USB. Anyone please help me to
    > connect my Dos Based Program to map LPT port.
    > Thanks in Advance.
    > CB
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  13. boatman312

    boatman312 Flightless Bird

    On 05/25/10 9:14 AM, Calvin wrote:
    >
    > You may try to look for converter for Parallel port to USB port. If you got
    > networking system just get a "print server" a device convert the parallel
    > port to RJ-45 which allow you connect to HUB or SWITCH.
    >
    > "CB" wrote:
    >
    >> Dear All,
    >>
    >> I have using a DOS Based Program on Windows XP environment to do my office
    >> work. That program using Parallel port to (LPT 1) get printout We are using
    >> EPSON and Lexmark Wide Carriage Dot Metric Printers. Now I have a Big
    >> Problem I've changed the My PC to new IBM PC. All programs are working fine.
    >> But this Machine doesn't have a LPT (Parallel Port). All of my Printers
    >> Support USB But My Program doesn't support USB. Anyone please help me to
    >> connect my Dos Based Program to map LPT port.
    >> Thanks in Advance.
    >> CB
    >>

    The computer doesn't have an open PCI bus????

    You can buy a parallel-port card for under $20. More likely to work
    than a USB adapter.
     
  14. CB

    CB Flightless Bird

    Thank you
    This works this is the perfect answer to my question

    thank you again

    "3c273" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:-ODCv923%23KHA.4472@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Make or buy a loopback plug and your machine will think it is on a
    > network.
    > Instructions to make one here:
    > http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_...aces/fe-ge-loopback-creating.html#id-11866686
    > or buy one here:
    > http://www.stayonline.com/detail.aspx?ID=12156
    > Louis
    >
    > "CB" <clairebennet1974@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:%236ST7Rw%23KHA.4652@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Thanks That is working with network. when I remove the network cable it
    >> is
    >> not working. this machine is standalone pc. I cant connect this pc to net
    >> work any help with this?
    >> Thanks in advance
    >> CB
    >>
    >> "Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
    >> news:u0Hx9e79KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> > CB wrote:
    >> >> Dear All,
    >> >>
    >> >> I have using a DOS Based Program on Windows XP environment to do my
    >> >> office
    >> >> work. That program using Parallel port to (LPT 1) get printout We are
    >> >> using
    >> >> EPSON and Lexmark Wide Carriage Dot Metric Printers. Now I have a Big
    >> >> Problem I've changed the My PC to new IBM PC. All programs are working
    >> >> fine.
    >> >> But this Machine doesn't have a LPT (Parallel Port). All of my
    >> >> Printers
    >> >> Support USB But My Program doesn't support USB. Anyone please help me

    > to
    >> >> connect my Dos Based Program to map LPT port.
    >> >> Thanks in Advance.
    >> >> CB
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > Create a network share for the printer (This can be done even if

    > your
    >> > PC is the only member of its workgroup), and then use the Net Use

    > command
    >> > to redirect the DOS output. For example:
    >> >
    >> > NET USE LPT1 \\ComputerName\PrinterShareName /PERSISTENT:YES
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> >
    >> > Bruce Chambers
    >> >
    >> > Help us help you:
    >> > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >> >
    >> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
    >> >
    >> > They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    >> > safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
    >> >
    >> > Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand
    >> > Russell
    >> >
    >> > The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    >> > killed a great many philosophers.
    >> > ~ Denis Diderot

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     

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