C2G 6' USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable - Beige

Mfg.Part: 16898 | CDW Part: 1053309 | UNSPSC: 26121600
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  • 1284 Printer Cable
  • you can use your USB port on your PC or hub and free-up the parallel port for a Zip drive or scanner.
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C2G 6' USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable - Beige
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Main Features
  • 1284 Printer Cable
  • you can use your USB port on your PC or hub and free-up the parallel port for a Zip drive or scanner.
Why waste your parallel port on your high-speed printer? With Cables To Go's USB to IEEE-1284 Printer Cable, you can use your USB port on your PC or hub and free-up the parallel port for a Zip drive or scanner. Forget the hassles of IRQ sharing by adapting your high-speed printer to USB. If you have multiple printers, you can eliminate the need for a switchbox by connecting each printer to a USB port. The device is fully transparent to the user, and is ideal for true bi-directional communication.
Features:
•Connectors: One USB A to Centronics 36 Male
•Perfect for inkjet, laser and other high-speed printers
•Supports standard PC parallel port operation
•Auto negotiates hardware recognition for faster protocol setup
•Fully Plug N Play compatible
•Compliant with USB 1.0 specifications
•Compatible with Microsoft Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, and Windows XP
•Includes manual and driver disk
C2G 6' USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable - Beige is rated4.26 out of5 by38.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works EXACTLY as describedI saw some comments saying that it was incompatible with their HP LaserJet printers. I wanted folks to know that it absolutely, positively works with LaserJet 4000 & 4050 printers. Bought 2 cables. My only con is that it is 6' so I had to rearrange one of the work areas. If you read and follow the directions to the tee, it will work exactly as described. Pinky swear. The first installation I did, I skipped a step and it didn't work. Note: use Windows Update to grab the printer where applicable if it isn't on the list
Date published: 2014-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked like a charm..I wanted to use my laptop without a parallel port for my trusty old DEC Laser5100 printer. Installed printer driver to LPT1, then installed USB to Parallel cable adapter, and Windows XP recognized and installed the driver. Plugged cable to printer's parallel port, changed the printer port to USB001 and away we went. Perfect...
Date published: 2009-08-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Wrinkle to Using an Old PrinterI installed this for an elderly lady who had an older Epson parallel printer that she wanted to use with a new Windows 8.1 computer system. It worked just great!
Date published: 2014-06-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No need to buy new printer!This product allowed me to use my old HP LaseerJet 4P with my new computer so I didn't have to buy a new printer. My department saved hundreds of dollars.
Date published: 2010-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wantedConnected a LaserJet 6P to computers bunning both XP a Windows 7 with no issues.
Date published: 2012-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1 every 10 cables works Ok, System doesOur company have bought 50 of this cables and no more than 20 units were able to work. Are detected by the OP. Sys as a USB plugging in but not the Printer (HP LaserJet 5)
Date published: 2010-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Won't work with a MacThis cable does not work with an iMac running Leopard. You should warn customers or provide Mac users with drivers.
Date published: 2009-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Windows 8 CompatibleA quality product, not sure about its future as parallel ports are rapidly disappearing from all products & being replaced by USB ports. I bought this to connect an old workhorse printer; unfortunately, the manufacturer no longer provides updated drivers that work with new PC running Windows 8. Thought this cable would provide the solution, but it didn't.
Date published: 2014-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great!I found that it didn't work with a few HP printers but by and large, it works with just about everything else. I've recommended this product to everybody, as new computers rarely come with a parallel port these days.
Date published: 2009-08-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from parallel printer adapter saves printer!I had a old work horse 4000 series hp printer and a new computer without a parallel port. This cable let's me use my old printer (it even has a duplex printing adapter) and it works perfect!!!
Date published: 2011-03-31T00:00:00-04:00