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StarTech 6 ft USB to Parallel Printer Adapter - M/M

  • Fully Plug & Play for easy installation
  • High speed bi-directional parallel port compliant to IEEE-1284 industry standard
  • Low power consumption as it draws power from the USB connection
  • No IRQ re

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Learn more about the STARTECH ICUSB1284

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
ICUSB1284
Type
Data Transfer Cable
Type
Cable Connectors
Color
Black

Details

Connector Number
1
Connector Detail
Connector Types: 1 - USB A Male
Connector Types: 1 - Centronics 36 Male
Specifications
Enclosure: Plastic

Features

Features
Fully Plug & Play for easy installation
High speed bi-directional parallel port compliant to IEEE-1284 industry standard
Low power consumption as it draws power from the USB connection
No IRQ required for installation
Supports Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • David M.
  • 4/22/2014 11:21:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: Works great.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: works with Windows 8.1 and HP Laserjet 6P

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/15/2013 9:31:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Adapter

Pros: Works Right out of the box I have a hp 4300 laserjet with a
parallel port took the startech adapter out hooked one end to printer and the usb end to my laptop boom in about 2 min I was printing in no time.

Cons: none so far

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  • Mohammad Y.
  • 3/21/2010 6:11:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks - Trial and Error

Pros: Works, when you figure it out. Cord is built properly, manufacturing looks appropriate. Eventually I was able to make it work with Windows XP Pro based desktop - to connect it to a Dot Matrix Printer - IBM PPS II 2390.

Cons: There is no documentation - "go figure it out" yourself approach. There is an installation disk wth instructions for Win 98SE, which does not apply to Win XP.

6 foot cord was a bit too short to work with a desktop. I should have bought a 10 to 12 foot cord.

Other Thoughts: Did not work right out of the box on Win XP-Pro. First load the appropriate printer driver for your Parallel Printer --- then Connect the printer to the CPU with this cord. Go to Control Pannel -- Printers and Faxes -- Right Click on your printer --- Properties ---- open "ports" tab --- Uncheck LPT1: ----- Check mark "USB Virtual Printer Port. It then worked.

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  • Craig R.
  • 3/18/2010 7:05:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked right out of the box(ish)

Pros: I have a new Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows 7 and an HP LaserJet 4200n printer whose network card burned out but whose parallel port was still functional -- but no parallel port on the laptop. After reading many reviews online, this adaptor seemed most promising for the OS/hardware combination -- and Windows 7 automatically installed some driver the first time I plugged it in and the printer was automatically configured. Job finished at step 1.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I considered fixing the network card on the printer, but frankly a $23 cable that allows me to avoid the ridiculously overly-complicated admin software HP uses with that printer... great, I'm sticking with the cable.

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