[Wolves] Parallel to USB?

Andy Wootton andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk
Wed Mar 2 23:39:20 GMT 2005

Kevanf1 wrote:

>Is it possible to use a convertor cable to hook up a USB printer to a
>parallel port on a Pc or print server?  I've seen it done the other
>way around but USB is faster than parallel and I'm wondering if it
>would choke?  Any ideas?
It sounds expensive because you need buffering and flow control and to 
chop the bytes up and glue them into a bit string. If it is costly then 
you may as well get an Ethernet to USB print server that all your 
machines can use.

USB being faster would be a good thing. When I first started playing 
with Linux one of the favourite ways of installing was with a boot 
floppy and a parallel port Ethernet adapter. Are you sure about the 
relative speed?


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