Conecting new printer to a 286
cisin at xenosoft.com
Tue Jul 6 15:52:34 CDT 2010
On Tue, 6 Jul 2010, MikeS wrote:
> Seems to me all you'd need is a stock off-the-shelf Parallel>Serial
> converter feeding into a Serial<>USB converter, no?
AND another PC.
That will work fine for transferring files from a non-USB computer to a
USB computer. Although many of the off-the-shelf Parallel>Serial
converters make assumptions about the computer's parallel port and are not
always reconfigurable for all.
The original post was about how to connect a 286 computer to a "modern
The 286 machine does not have a USB port.
Off the shelf Serial<>USB converters will NOT work unless they are
connected to a computer with USB. They will NOT work connected to a USB
printer without a computer that has USB.
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