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Rosewill 2 port Parallel (SPP/PS2/EPP/ECP) Universal PCI card Model RC-304

  • PCI to 2 ports 25 pin Parallel Port Card
  • Easy installation in Windows 98SE/ME/NT4.0/2000/XP, DOS
  • SPP/PS2/EPP/ECP supported
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One card supports three different variations on parallel ports, with a data transfer rate up to 1.5 MB/Sec. It's a dual 1284 parallel port connector with PCI bus interface, easy plug and play operation, and it uses an all-in-one solution from NeMos for superior performance and data rates. The single interrupt automatically set by the host system, and it selects the appropriate address, and supports IRQ sharing. Expand your parallel connection possibilities!

  • newegg 2 Parallel Ports The Rosewill RC-304 features two parallel ports to add additional parallel capability to your computer.
  • newegg PCI Interface Install the card into your PC’s free PCI slot with plug-and-play simplicity.

Learn more about the Rosewill RC-304

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RC-304

Spec

Type
PCI to Parallel Port Card
External Ports
2 x 25 pins parallel connector
Data Transfer Rate
up to 1.5MB/Sec.
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000, Windows XP/2003/Vista 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit, Windows 8 32/64 bit, Linux
Specifications
Chipset: MOSCHIP MCS9815CV
Bus Interface: PCI bus 32 bit

Features

Features
Support Standard Parallel Port (SPP), Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) & Enhanced Capability Port (ECP)
Data transfer rate support up to 1.5MB/Sec.
16 Byte FIFO
Easy Plug and Play installation
Automatically selects IRQ & IO address
Supports IRQ sharing
Multi card capability allow for upgrade with additional serial or parallel cards
For 5V PCI slot only

Packaging

Package Contents
parallel Connector bracket
RC-304 Parallel Port Card
Driver Disk

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Terry M.
  • 8/14/2014 5:25:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRosewill 2 port Parallel

Pros: Simple to use. Worked first time. No special equipment or procedures required.

Cons: None

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  • Logan S.
  • 1/23/2014 8:12:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks with some programs

Pros: I was able to run my cnc mill with Mach3 using this with windows XP

Cons: only works on with some programs when using windows 7

i was not able to get mach3 to work with windows 7 which is why i bought this.

Other Thoughts: this was a cheap gamble to see if it would work and it did somewhat.

running windows xp doesn't bother me but i am unable to have a successful install of windows xp 64 bit so my 16 gb of ram are not being used and it really degrade the performance of the PC. windows 7 64 installs fine but now i can use the parallel port with Mach3.

I rather not setup a dual boot of windows 7 and xp so Im going to build a new budget pc with a recent Asus motherboard that has legacy connectors like parallel port and serial port. It will be dedicated to run Mach3 for my mill and solidworks for editing models. so far it will be $367.95 with a decent looking cube like case!

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  • Michael R.
  • 1/20/2014 12:15:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes just what it's supposed to do.

Pros: Does just what it's supposed to do, which is allow for hook up of older printer via parallel connection. Had errors using a parallel to USB adapter and this took care of the issue.

Cons: None really.

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  • James B.
  • 9/9/2013 4:44:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with no issues.

Pros: -Windows 7 compatible
-Easy install

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Customer needed a parallel port for their HP 4100 laserjet printer. Installed the card, drivers and the printer in under 15 minutes total. Am very satisfied with the results!

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  • Siegfried W.
  • 2/20/2013 4:11:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsParallel Card

Pros: Works like a charm on older printers with parallel port cables. Once again it is a Rosewill product and it works like a charm.

Cons: None at all.

Other Thoughts: Whenever I install a new Mobo I install this card so I can use my old HP Laserjet 4L mono printer. Rosewill Rocks...

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  • Serguei S.
  • 1/28/2013 10:40:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks

Pros: Works as expected. No problems experienced with the installation nor drivers setup.

Cons: The label on the disk says first install the drivers, then the PCI card, the manual on the same disk says install the PCI card first, then the drivers. Go figure.

Other Thoughts: It creates LPT2 and LPT3 devices in Windows. Works with Linux without any installations.

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  • Elvin H.
  • 9/5/2012 1:43:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWindows 7 32 bit Success

Pros: Installed Rosewill drivers in 32 bit Windows 7. Both ports immediately functional in Command Window. (Needed for old DOS application that uses 3 printers)

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Used Cables to Go Newegg part number N82E16812196220 to connect onboard paralell port of ASRock 970 Extreme 3 motherboard for the 3rd printer.

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  • JAMES D.
  • 7/8/2012 10:12:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: None

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  • ludger m.
  • 4/7/2012 9:38:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggstotally mis-represented! not EPP! DONT BUY FOR EPP IT WONT WORK!

Pros: none other than its cheap
my card is a RC-304 yet the install has no 304 only a 304-E. my problem? who knows. cant find the install for a RC-304.

Cons: OLD non supported product/ nm9815 chip. moschip/netmos links will error out 404. go to moschip, due to a restructuring, new website there is NO consumer access to anything unless you wish to read about them bragging about CEO's etc. no matter where you look around there is NO real support for this chipset or any real answers as to why it can be sold as being EPP but wont work. ive tried it in 4 computers spend hours changing resources, bios settings. it just has NO real EPP function. the chipset it old and useless on this card altho other manufactures use this chipset and DO GET EPP. its clearly able to do it somehow but we need the correct and current drivers to do so. the install says and shows it will be listed in device manager as two NetMos PCI ECP Parallel Ports yet all you will find are 2 pci parallel ports NO ECP OR EPP. so even the install manual is wrong. win7 installs get replys, non EPP gets nothing? OEM YOU mis listed this they should make good!. corp usa at its best!

Other Thoughts: i needed this card this weekend i needed it to work!. the one i wanted was not in stock. it wasnt a cost issue it was availability, advertising, product listing why i chose this card. i needed EPP, and i have had great sucess with both newegg and other rosewill products!. not this time. read the documentation it clearly lists this as EPP/ECP. i paid extra for rush processing, shipping to ensure i had it this weekend. read the install, it shows clearly what you should in device manager. two netmos ECP/EPP ports. yet no matter how i install it, uninstall, update drivers all i get is two PCI parallel ports, not even listed as ECP OR EPP. testing pins shows and proves its not EPP. check the install inf files, driver files, there are Lpt and ecp driver files and installs NONE for EPP. the installation can be opened up to show install strings,shows lpt1 and ECP mode but no EPP install, wont do any good to go to MOSCHIPS website as the PDF says for current driver as MOSCHIP/netmos is gone

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  • Patricia T.
  • 12/16/2011 4:34:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks on Vista 64 bit windows 9

Pros: Plugged it in and let Vista search for the drivers. Did not work. Went to Rosewell site and downloaded drivers for Vista 64. Restarted and got message stating that drivers were being loaded, that went on for about 5 minutes. Got message that drivers loaded, Turned on my HP Laserjet 5P, the system loaded those drivers and my baby works again.
I love this card. Highly recommend.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Now using a HP Laserjet 5P on my Dell XPS 410. Tried all types of cables to connect the parrellel port to usb, None worked. This card allowed me to use a great old printer again. One 5P cartridge prints 64,000 pages, enough for the rest of my life. NO MORE EXPENSIVE INK JET CARTRIGES. Thanks Rosewill, excellent product.

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