OT: <was springfield> <is data transfer via parallel port off old systems>
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Wed Aug 2 16:17:50 CDT 2006
On Wednesday 02 August 2006 05:02 pm, Don Y wrote:
> Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> > On Wednesday 02 August 2006 03:24 pm, jim stephens wrote:
> >> Laplink had cables for the serial port, I don't recall if it had a
> >> parallel version that was reliable, as far as dos to dos data transfer.
> > I can't speak to the reliability of it, but it did indeed have a
> > parallel option, which of course required a different special cable.
> > Never used it here though.
> IIRC, there were two "bright colored" cables -- one for parallel
> and one for serial.
> I have an *8* headed "laplink" (lowercase L) cable but, IIRC,
> they are just various combinations of connectors/genders and
> pinouts (but still a serial cable).
That's a bit much.
I have a couple of 9-to-25 pin size adapters that I need to check the
connections on, and am not sure I have them in both genders. And some
connector shells that'll take a 25-pin connector at each end, which I got
seeing them as being handy to make adapters with. But the need for such
stuff never arrived, so I never got around to building them, except for a
couple of gender changers. If I ever do it'll be easy enough to have one
test cable that's wired straight through and then make up any adapters I
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