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StarTech.com 10-Feet USB to Parallel Printer Adapter ICUSB128410 (Black)

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  • Compact size and low weight make it an ideal accessory for portable computers
  • USB Plug-and-Play interface allows you to quickly add another parallel port to your Windows computer
  • High speed bi-directional parallel port compliant to IEEE-1284 industry standard
  • Low power consumption as it draws power from the USB connection
  • Fully Plug & Play for easy installation
  • No IRQ required for installation
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Product Description

Size: 10 feet | Style: Parallel M/M

The ICUSB128410 10 ft. USB to Parallel Printer Adapter - M/M allows USB capable PCs to print to any standard parallel printer, converting a USB port into a Centronics (male) connector for direct connection to a parallel printer. The USB interface provides a much faster data transfer rate than standard parallel ports, thereby reducing the time spent waiting for a print job or data transfer to be sent. A portable, space-saving solution, the USB to Parallel Printer Adapter is self-powered and provides Plug and Play installation on Windows based, USB-compliant computers. Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Product Information

Size:10 feet  |  Style:Parallel M/M

Technical Details

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Brand Name StarTech
Item model number ICUSB128410
Hardware Platform Pc
Operating System Win 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista
Item Weight 3.8 ounces
Product Dimensions 7.5 x 1.1 x 8.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 7.52 x 1.14 x 8.43 inches
Color Black

Additional Information

ASIN B002DUEFHY
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 169 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,577 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Cables & Interconnects > USB Cables
#7,026 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cables
Shipping Weight 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available January 31, 2012

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Style Name: Parallel M/FSize: 6 feet Verified Purchase
I'm convinced the cable is a solid product. (No comment on included driver disk... not required for Windows 7, and other recent operating systems)

Wondering if this cable will work for you? I recommend following the first 8 steps below.
If your printer driver is listed in step 8, I suspect your chances of this cable working for you is near 100%

I struggled for a week to get this working. Here's the rub I encountered:
I'm using a very old printer (HP Laserjet iip). When I tried to "add a printer" via the "Devices & Printer" dialog, the HP laserjet iip driver was not listed. I tried using the "Windows Update" option referred to on reviews here, and on countless other forums to no avail, because they fail to mention a key point.
Here's the "key point": In order to update the list of printer drivers via "windows update", you must have selected the LPT1 printer port.... EVEN IF YOUR COMPUTER DOES NOT HAVE A PARALLEL LPT1 PRINTER PORT.
So here's my attempt to explain the steps necessary to get this cable to work on Windows 7 64bit OS, using an old printer not natively listed in Win7 printer driver list:

First, update printer driver list & install your printer driver:
1- Select "Start"
2- Select "Devices & Printers"
3- Select "Add a printer" (near top of dialog)
4- Select "Add a local Printer"
5- Select "Use an existing port: LPT1 (Printer Port) - EVEN OF YOU DON'T HAVE THIS PORT
6- Select "Next"
7- Select "Windows Update" (may take a while...
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By Froze on January 31, 2013
Style Name: Parallel M/MSize: 6 feet Verified Purchase
I bought this to go on an older HP laser printer when I bought a new computer that didn't have a parallel printer port, but after trying a name brand USB to Parallel cable it didn't work. I was scratching my brain when the "better" cable failed so I searched the internet for answers as to how to get my older printer to work with my newer computer. What I discovered was my particular printer will not respond with better cables but with generic cables it would? I really like my printer and didn't want to throw out a perfectly good high quality laser printer just because it was 15 years old, so I thought what the heck I"ll try the generic cable and if it doesn't work send it back...the darn thing worked! I don't understand why a generic cable worked when a name brand wouldn't, but it works so I don't care!!
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Style Name: Parallel M/MSize: 6 feet Verified Purchase
The product is exceptional. I upgraded my PC and Windows XP Operating System plus Microsoft Office 2003 to Windows 7 and Office 2010 to solve an Excel crash problem caused by exceeding "Excel's Format Limit"; however, computers no longer have a "Parallel Input/output Connection", only USB 1, 2, & 3 plus others but no "Parallel Port". Windows 7 does not include a "Driver" for using a USB 2.0 to IEEE-1284 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable; nor does HP provide such a "Driver". I have been using this product (and the included "Driver") for months now and it works flawlessly. Read the instructions included on the CD to learn how to install both the "Cable" and "Driver" correctly. There is a "Specific Sequence" for "Installing the Cable", "Turning the Parallel Port Device ON", and "Installing the Driver". This product includes multiple "Drivers" for different applications; so read the instructions and your "Parallel Port Device" will work again with Windows 7. If you need this for Windows 8 then call the manufacturer to confirm if they have a "Down-Loadable Driver for Windows 8" given you purchase this cable and included "Drivers".
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Style Name: Parallel M/FSize: 6 feet Verified Purchase
This cable works as advertised if you install it in the correct order. You have to plug the cable into the USB port without the printer attached first. This allows Windows 7 to detect the cable and assign the drivers properly. Once the cable is fully recognized, then you can plug in the printer.

I rebooted my PC just to be on the safe side before plugging in the HP Laserjet printer I had. Once you plug in the printer, you have to assign it to the USB Printer port on the list as that is the new driver from the cable setup. Don't select the Parallel Port and you should be fine. If you need to load the Laserjet's printer driver separately, you can do that, but just select the USB Printer as the local port.

Once that is done, it works great and allows you to keep that older parallel printer around with the newer laptops and desktops. My setup was running an HP laptop with Windows 7 64Bit operating system.

If the setup was truly plug and play, I would have given it 5 stars. But it wasn't too tough to figure out as many of the other reviewers experienced something similar.
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Style Name: Parallel M/MSize: 6 feet Verified Purchase
Changes to our company accounting software, that are beyond my control and looming at the end of 2015, necessitated moving away from my comfortable XP box to a new faster Windows 8.1 computer. My new ASUS came with no parallel port. And no "expansion slots." After printing invoices and P.O.s on my color inkjet printer for a week (wow, that ink really gets used up during all-day every-day use!) I was frantic for a way to put my beloved HP LaserJet 6P industrial-strength printer back on line. This cable seemed too simple. And the reviews seemed dicey. But a glimmer of hope was still hope. It came today. I shut everything down, plugged it all in, turned on the printer, and booted the computer. After re-setting the LJ-6P as the default printer, I tried printing -- SUCCESS! No hocus-pocus, no IRQs, no sweating over driver downloads. (ymmv) This cable literally saved me from being murdered by my boss. And by "murdered" I mean receiving a managerial frown over the cost of inkjet cartridges.
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