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Koutech PCI to Parallel Card Model IO-PP210

  • PCI to Parallel Port Card
  • up to 1.5Mbytes/sec Data Transfer Rate
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Sometimes you need to attach multiple parallel devices to your system. Kuotech has the answer with their dual port card. The multi-mode ports support all of the parallel protocols. All you have to do is plug it in and the card will do the rest. It will automatically select available I/O and IRQ settings so you don't have to worry about manual configuration.

  • newegg Multi-mode Compatible Parallel Ports The Koutech IO-PP210 features two 25-pin multi-mode compatible parallel ports that can be configured to SPP/PS2/EPP/ECP modes, and boasts re-map function for backward compatibility with legacy parallel port peripherals such as Zip drives, printers, scanners and more.
  • newegg PCI Interface The Koutech IO-PP210 features a PCI interface compliant with Plug-n-Play. Simply install the card into your PC’s free PCI slot without powering down the system!

Learn more about the Koutech IO-PP210

Model

Brand
Koutech
Model
IO-PP210

Spec

Type
PCI to Parallel Port Card
External Ports
1 Parallel Port
Internal Ports
1 Parallel port
Data Transfer Rate
up to 1.5Mbytes/sec
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 95/98/98SE/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP/Linux

Features

Features
Easy jumperless Plug-N-Play installation automatically configures itself for a free PCI I/O address and IRQ level
Re-map function for legacy ports for backward compatibility with legacy parallel port peripherals (e.g. ZIP drives)
Up to three times faster data throughput than comparable ISA bus or motherboard parallel port
Fully Plug-N-Play compatible
Fully compliant with PCI 2.1 specifications

Packaging

Package Contents
One PCI parallel port card
One 25-pin ribbon cable
One software drivers CD
User manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Thomas S.
  • 1/11/2013 9:39:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThe Cake is a Lie (No Practical Linux Support)

Pros: Until it works, I can offer no pros.

Cons: I bought this card for for my Ubuntu PC specifically for its advertised "linux" support. Upon receiving the product however, imagine my disappointment when I discovered that Koutech has apparantly abandoned their linux support, with no driver for any linux kernel made in the last decade. In fact, no linux drivers at all are offered on their website. To make this card work, I would need to downgrade my PC at least five full versions of its operating system. I genuinely feel taken advantage of.

Other Thoughts: Yes it's cheap, but it's cheap because it's unusable by it's advertised audience. For reasons cited above, I cannot recommend this card to anyone.

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  • Todd T.
  • 1/16/2010 10:12:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy to install, Works Fine

Pros: Easy to install card, booted up okay, driver installed okay, prints okay.

It works fine with my HP Deskjet 890C printer, which is my only requirement.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: I installed this card in a new build computer:
Case - Antec Nine Hundred
PSU - Corsair TX650W CMPSU-650TX
Mother Board - Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H
Memory - G.SKILL 2Gx2 F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK
Hard Drive - 320G - WD 7K 8M SATA2 WD3200AAJS
DVD Burner - LITE-ON iHAP322-08
CPU - AMD Sempron 140 2.7Ghz
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

The Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H does not have a parallel port

I did not even try the DVD that came in the package.

After installing the card and restarting the computer into Windows 7, I went to the Device Manager, and started looking for the new hardware.

I expected it to be in Ports (COM & LPT), but it was under Multifunction adapters -> MosChip PCI Multi-IO Controller

I double-clicked on MosChip PCI Multi-IO Controller, selected the driver tab, clicked on Update Driver and then clicked on Search automatically for update driver software.

In a few seconds it found the driver and installed it.

It works fine with my HP Deskjet 890C.

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  • christian b.
  • 3/10/2009 2:53:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThis is trash

Pros: None

Cons: My printer won't even print. I can only assume it's because of this card because it prints fine on my old computer.

Other Thoughts: Get some working drivers Koutech.

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  • Derek H.
  • 12/24/2008 1:37:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo issues

Pros: Cheap, two ports for the price of one, works as intended. Drivers can be downloaded from Koutech or Moschip.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I recently compared this card with the Koutech PP110, Syba SD-PCI-1P and Startech PCI1PECP for instrumentation control purposes up to 100KHz. This card had the least amount of jitter and is recommended above the rest.

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  • Dale N.
  • 12/18/2008 10:47:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I installed it and it worked. What more can I say.

Cons: None

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  • Andrew G.
  • 7/30/2008 9:59:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks OK, the least expensive

Pros: Least Expensive Dual Parallel Port. I got this device to work both under DOS and Unix. I wrote a device driver for it for FreeBSD in both SPP and EPP modes. FreeBSD does not recognize it without installing it into the kernel. However, the hardware itself works as advertised.

Cons: However, since it is a PCI card, BIOS defaults it to ports like {C400,C800} and {D000,D400} instead of the usual {378,778} and {278.678} like on the mainboard. Thus you must know how to install the drivers if your Plug and Play OS doesn't recognize it. I assume that it will work on XP, as the driver was there, but I did not try it.

Other Thoughts: This card works, but you may need to be a littly "geeky" to get the drivers installed on anything but XP. I got the card to install at 378 and 278 in DOS with their utility and everthing seemed to work.

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  • Byron K.
  • 1/29/2008 8:32:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCheap, flaky drivers, but holds promise

Pros: For the price, you can't really go wrong, unless you're easily frustrated.
Also, it puts out a full 5V, which I need for my application (controlling a non-printer device through LabView) on a Dell workstation running Windows XP.

Cons: Had to take a file (think rat-tail metalworking instrument, not software) to get the card to fit in my PCI slot.
The driver installation is flaky--it worked right away for me out of luck, then quit working later. One of the two ports would not use the same driver as the other. Have finally solved that by going to Koutech's website and downloading the XP drivers for model PP210.

Other Thoughts: It automatically assigns the LPT2 and LPT3 ports the hex base addresses CCC8 and CCD8. I can't find any way to change this, and most applications seem to assume LPT2 and LPT3 will have hex base addresses like 0278 and 03BC.
Can't change SPP/BPP/ECP/EPP mode in BIOS since it's on the PCI. E-mail to tech support gets the reply that the device will automatically configure itself based upon the printer plugged into it.
None of the several drivers tried have allowed me to work around this.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/10/2008 6:04:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHurts to Install

Pros: Works
Provides a additional LPT braket that can be connected to the PCI card

Cons: Installing the Drivers for this card is a real pain, First neither the CD, which contains the drivers before Windows XP, nor Microsoft updates recognize this card.
You have to go to their website, terribly written and takes forever to Locate the UPDATE drivers.
When you do, then it will work.

Other Thoughts: I use Windows XP PRO, and my motherboard does not have a LPT Port.
You can use a LPT to USB cable if you didn't want to go though the Driver installation Hassle.

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  • Kenneth C.
  • 6/11/2007 10:47:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTrash

Pros: None

Cons: Drivers will not install in WinXP Pro. No answers to email at Koutech tech support. In the trash it goes. Purchase Parallel to USB cable at Radio Shack. Works great and no drivers required.

Other Thoughts: Last Koutech product for me.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/23/2007 7:57:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: Low price, you actually get two LPT ports

Cons: Drivers can be a little bit of a challenge to install.

Other Thoughts: I would have given this product five stars if not for the driver issue. It is hard to identify what driver to install on the provided CD. Luckily one of the reviewers gave a tip to finding a proper driver on the web. Once I downloaded it everything went smoothly. The device works like a champ.

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