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C&E CNE35805 USB to Parallel IEEE 1284 Printer Adapter Cable PC
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- USB to Parallel IEEE 1284 Printer Adapter/Converter Cable
- This unique cable allows you to attach your computer to any parallel printer device thru the USB port and get faster printing results.
- Plug & Play, Connect a parallel printer to USB port, Compatible with Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000 and XP ,Supports virtually any standard or IEEE 1284 parallel printer
- Cable Length: 36-Inch
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Following the C-T-G instructions, "install" your printer without connecting it. It may prompt you to download a driver from Microsoft. Choose a printer driver for the correct series (ie: choose HP720series driver for HC722C).
Then download and install 3 patches from this HP web page:
Continue the C-T-G instructions for installing the adapter cable.
It should work fine now, and you can even turn on spooling and the other features now.
I gave this one star to get attention. Please click on "yes, helpful" to bring this to the top where more people will see it. If I had not found this cure, it would have remained one star and gone back to Amazon. Now it's performance is 5 star. BTW, I hope that tech support at C-T-S eventually learns this so they can be helpful.
Original review: My PC recently died and I replaced it with a new iMac with Mac OSX 10.5. I love my LaserJet 4 since it is so reliable and cheap to operate, and didn't want to rely exclusively on my inkjet printer. I decided to give this cable a try since it had good reviews. I took a risk using it on a Mac since it didn't state that it supported Macs, but it ended up working perfectly.
Installation was a breeze. Note that this cable does not plug directly into the printer, but plugs into the computer end of the existing parallel cable. I'm OK with that since it gave me more length. When I plugged it in, the Mac recognized it as a new printer with a generic driver. All I needed to do was change the driver to the HP LaserJet 4 driver and it worked fine.
I initially tried plugging this into a USB hub, but it only worked for a couple of sheets and then gave me a message that the printer was offline. I then plugged it directly into the Mac and it has worked perfectly since then. I also have another Mac and a PC on the network and they recognize the printer and print fine.
1. Do not install any printers or drivers or anything. Windows already has the drivers for HP printers.
2. Make sure your computer is turned OFF.
3. Plug the cable into the printer (printer is ON).
4. Plug the USB end of the cable into your computer.
5. Turn the computer on and the computer will do everything for you.
Verify that your printer is installed and print a test page. Set the printer as the default printer if needed. It was that EASY. This worked on each of my laptops. I'm really happy with this product - it was inexpensive, the print quality is excellent, and the print jobs even come out a bit faster!
I tried this adapter on four different printers and it only worked on one, which was, luckily, the one I really NEEDED it to work on. I also bought a cheap, no-name adapter off eBay which would not work at all and had to be returned.
I have a PowerMac running Tiger (OS X 10.4) and a Apple Laserwriter. Initially, print jobs would print, but only the first one after powering on the printer; subsequent jobs would fail. This was unacceptable. It turned out, however, that I needed to reinstall and update the OS on my MAC, and after that, printing was just fine with this adapter. There is a freeware print buffer enhancer called 'usbtb' which supposedly assists in this situation; I tried this and it prevented me from printing altogether!
I have a friend who has an iMAC running Leopard (OS X 10.5) and he has 3 HP printers. He and I were hopeful that this adapter would work for him and we decided to test it before he bought one. The Laserjet 2100 would just print blank pages. The old LaserJet 2P+ would not do anything. The LaserJet 4L would occasionally print something, but most jobs would not print and we could not really find any rhyme or reason behind this. So my experience is 25%, but even that is seeing it optimistically.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
It plugs in as it should and see okay but it fits very loosely in the Parallel printer port. The clasps don't grip the locking tabs at all. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Craig G
This only works with printers. Although the listing mentions that it is a usb to parallel printer adapter it is not as clear as the manual that comes with the product. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Max Power
Does not work with a software security dongel . Confusing instructions.Published 1 month ago by Robert Biamonte