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GWC Model AP1305-BG USB to Parallel Cable (Bi-Directional) - OEM

  • 2 Connector Number
  • White
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Learn more about the GWC Technology Inc. AP1305-BG

General

Brand
GWC
Model
AP1305-BG
Type
USB to Parallel
Color
White

Spec

Connector Number
2

Features

Features
Allows any PC equipped with a USB port to print to any parallel printer.

Fully compliant with specification of USB Revision 1.1

IEEE 1284 Interface Supports Bi-Directional Communication

Supports suspend / normal power management modes

Supports Plug & Play specification

Easy Installation

Eliminate Manual or Automatic Parallel Switch boxes

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Thomas H.
  • 6/3/2014 2:10:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCentronics type connector

Pros: Just make sure you understand that this adapts to a Centronics style printer connector; that's a rather old style connector that is NOT a pin type.

Cons: See above to make sure you order the right adaptor.

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  • Joel G.
  • 10/4/2013 1:24:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't work.

Pros: Nice quality box it came in.

Cons: Didn't work on my XP on Mac via VMware. Most USB converters are recognized and ask me to expose it to XP or OSX. This one did neither. Email to support remains unanswered,

Other Thoughts: On to try another one. $15 down the tube.

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  • Ladislav S.
  • 4/30/2013 6:25:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works well in Ubuntu.

Cons: none

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  • Gian B.
  • 3/18/2013 8:22:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Easy install, Works great, Excellent value.

Cons: No bi-directional communication to printer.
(Just disable it in the options)

Other Thoughts: Works great with my old Canon BJC-80 printer, which lets me refill ink to my hearts content. New printers are a spendy joke.

(Just remember to disable bi-directional communication in printer setup. If you don't, your printer may take several minutes to actually start printing. Once it is disabled, printing starts instantly.)

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  • Ryan H.
  • 12/16/2012 8:52:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fixes all the recognition issues I was having with the previous 36-25 cable.

Cons: Nothing yet after three weeks.

Other Thoughts: Bacon ice cream...

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  • Hoyt P.
  • 11/30/2012 1:11:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPrinter delay SOLVED!

Pros: A correction for the following review:

Disable the bidirectional printing: Printer Properties->Advanced Options->Disable bidirectional printing.

Cons: None now

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  • Hoyt P.
  • 11/30/2012 12:04:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPrinter delay FIXED!!

Pros: Disable the bidirectional printing: Printer Properties->Advanced Options->Disable bidirectional printing.

Cons: None

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  • Hoyt P.
  • 11/30/2012 10:16:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolution to printer delay

Pros: From Fixya.com:
"I'M USING MY BJC 80 ON A PACKARD BELL M35-U-57, VISTA HOME BASIC. CONNECTED THE PRINTER WITH A GENERIC USB-PARALELL CABLE, NO DRIVER. FIRST HAD THOSE 5 TO 7 MINUTES DELAYS FOR PRINTING. WENT TO THE PRINTERS "PROPERTIES", "ADVANCED OPTIONS" AND TICKED "PRINT DIRECTLY", IN THE "PORTS" SECTION I DISABLED "BIDERECTIONAL PORT". IT'S WORKING SWEET. NO MATTER THE QUALITY."

I disabled the bidirectional port and it worked properly with no delays. Did not try the "print directly" option. Thanks to Fixya.com!

Cons: None

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  • Hoyt P.
  • 11/29/2012 2:54:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs4 minute delay to print

Pros: Hooked up a Canon BJC-80 (20 years old?) to a Win 7 64-bit laptop. Works fine except there is a 4-minute delay for the printer to start printing. (I've seen this problem mentioned in other help forums but have seen no answers). The cable works fine between a Win 7 64-bit desktop and a Canon S500 printer.
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the printer, print to spool instead of print directly to printer, USB3 and USB2 ports. Nothing helps. The choice seems to be live with the delay or get a new printer.

Cons: 4 minute delay before printing starts

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  • Omar K.
  • 10/24/2012 12:56:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It works and its cheap :)

Cons: Color

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