09-02-2003 01:22 PM
My grand daughter has some computer software from The Learning Company. In order to print from it, however, requires that the printer be tied to a parallel port (LPT1). The software provider tells me that most printer manufacturers have "emulator" software for LPT1 ports. I can't say that I have located such from scanning the list of available drivers, etc. for my printer on the HP web site. (But, I may not be looking for the right software.)
Since this printer can also be operated using a 25-pin connector, I hooked up such a cable, followed the "Add Printer" routine, assigned it to LPT1, and assigned it as the default printer. Doesn't work. The computer still treats it as a USB connection.
If anyone has any thoughts, I'd be greatly appeciative.
09-03-2003 06:27 PM
Net Use Lpt1: \\computer\prtname /persistent:yes
which should finish the setting.
Note that that's a single line, even though it looks like two lines in this editor.
09-03-2003 07:36 PM