Parallel Printer

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Sun Sep 13 17:40:32 UTC 2009

Ken Adams wrote:
> I am changing my network around here at home. The one major change I
> want to do is to make my printers available on the network, without a
> running "Print Server" PC.
> If I buy a Parallel -> USB converter cable, will Ubuntu be able to
> access the printer OK via a USB Print Server like the Netgear PS121.
> The cable I am thinking about is very inexpensive on Ebay. Item
> number :300342345647.
> Rgds Ken

	I can't imagine a printer so old it doesn't support either a parallel 
OR USB cable. For example mine is a Brother Laser Printer model HL-1440 
I bought new 4 years ago. I started on my old computer using a parallel 
cable, but I purchased a bunch of USB cables for $3.00 at Thrifty Nickel 
and one fit my printer and I plugged it in and now it works with USB.

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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