Conecting new printer to a 286

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Jul 5 15:29:29 CDT 2010


> 
> On 5 Jul 2010 at 7:59, Glen Slick wrote:
> 
> > Yes, you are confused.  Tony's problem statement to which I replied
> > was capturing print data from a vintage PC to a USB capable host PC,
> > not printing from a vintage PC directly to a USB printer device.
> 
> Well, to be sure, you can get DIP packages like the Elexol USBMOD4 
> parallel-to-USB transfer module that would entail little more than 
> wiring up a cable.
> 
> But there are so many scrapped PCs available with USB and 

As I have said many times, that depeends on where you are...

> (bidirectional) parallel ports, what would be the point of building 
> anything?

You;ve not seen my workbench ;-). I doubt I could find space for a PC + 
monitor+keybaord alongide any classic machbine I was working on. 

Quite apart from the fact that the simpler something is, there less there 
is to go wrong....

-tony



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