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Rosewill RC-302E - PCIe 1-Port Parallel Card

  • 1-Year Warranty
  • PCI Express to Parallel Port
  • Up to 2.5 Mbps

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Learn more about the Rosewill RC-302E




PCI Express to Parallel Port
External Ports
1 x Parallel Port
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 2.5Mbps
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/7/8/10


Compliant with PCI Express Base spec 1.1
Compliant with PCI Power Management 1.2
Add one IEEE1284 Parallel port on system
Supports Standard Parallel Port (SPP), Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) & Enhanced Capability Port (ECP)


Package Contents
1 x PCIe Parallel Card 1 Port
1 x Driver CD
1 x User's Manual
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Jim M.
  • 5/15/2015 10:01:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works!

Pros: It works great and easy Win7 install.

Cons: Went down $5 days after I bought.

Other Thoughts: New PC, meet old printer.

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  • Kris K.
  • 1/21/2015 6:31:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks fine

Pros: Call me old school, but I still have an old HP Laserjet 5L. I needed a parallel port and this card seemed to fit the bill. Installed easily and supplied drivers worked fine.

Cons: Only issue is that the driver assigned the port to LPT3, it too me a few minutes to figure this out, and since my printer was assigned to LPT1, I just reset the port the card was using--not a big deal and I would certainly recommend this card to others, i only mention this in case others run into this.

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  • Paul E.
  • 9/29/2014 11:02:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Issues Here

Pros: Poped it in a friends HP and loaded cd drivers. Was found and started first time. Needed for old printer cable and price was good.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Anyone who needs one should get this one as it goes in slim and normal size computer cases.

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  • David R.
  • 12/4/2013 4:59:55 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Win 7 x64

Pros: Despite them not being a standard on many motherboards anymore there are still a lot of devices that require a parallel port - We still use an old Zebra thermal printer at work -- when upgrading the shipping computer we needed parallel port to communicate with the printer --- Install was painless -- in machine running 24/7 since last year so --- yeah -- the pros are that it worked

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: they should not list Win 8 as a supported OS - though that might be Newegg not Rosewill's fault ---

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  • BRUCE J.
  • 10/26/2013 8:32:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot compatible with Windows 8.1

Pros: Nice looking card, fits well in PCIe slot.

Cons: After installing in a new HP Pavilion desktop running Windows 8.1, the computer could not see Epson LQ-570 Dot Matrix printer, even though printer would make some noises whenever PC was restarted. Rosewill tech support says they do not have drivers for Windows 8.1 and no idea when they might be released. Drivers for the printer are built in to Windows Vista/7/8.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Thanks for the feedback we will pass it along to our QA and Design teams.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885

We look forward to hearing from you.

Rosewill Customer Care

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5 out of 5 eggsWorks with Windows 8 using Hewlett Packard Laserjet 6P

Pros: It worked LOL!

Cons: The setup Application files were not able to run in Windows 8

Other Thoughts: Through-out my interim using Windows7x64, I have used many cards to make my printer work and were all useless. I wasn't able to use my HP Laserjet 6p for about 2 and half years and refused to sell / throw it away / donate it because it was still working plus I had 2 brand new toner cartridges. In December 2012, I completely upgraded my computer with a new motherboard etc .. in preparation to to install Windows 8. I dusted my HP LaserJet 6p and decided to give it another shot making this my last final attempt.

I installed the card and booted up my computer and hoped to see the "New Hardware Detected" window (making it easier) but I did not. So I went to the device manager and saw that Windows detected the card (Parallel Port) but had a little yellow (?). I think we have all seen this at one point. I downloaded the latest drivers for Windows 8 off the Rosewill website and browsed for for the driver from the Device Manager. Browsing for the file resulted in a blank folder and for some reason it wasn't seeing the drivers. The folder was not empty because I saw the files under normal Windows 8 viewing conditions. So I decided to download the previous version of the drivers from the Rosewill website and the same thing happened; the folder was showing up blank. It didn't give me the option to view ALL FILES as sometimes the files show up that way. It was clear it was looking for specific driver file. The first thing that came to my mind was ...daym here we go again and was headed to Craigslist to put my HP LaserJet 6p up for sale but...

I then decided to let Windows 8 (via update) decide the best possible solution; it didn't find any drivers. Lastly, I right clicked on the Parallel Port > Update Driver Software > Browse my Computer for Driver Software > Let me pick from a list of Drivers on my Computer > and selected Standard / Generic port types > Model > Printer Port and named the Parallel Port LPT3. I then realized that I was getting somewhere LoL! At this point my HP LaserJet 6p was already connected and plugged in from when I booted the computer. Additionally, I checked under Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers and VOILA my HP LaserJet 6p was already detected and was listed. Finally the moment of truth, printing the TEST PAGE.

I am happy to report that the TEST PAGE printed fine, and I printed a couple of other documents that I need for work and all is good! I didn't need to install the drivers that Rosewill provided because Windows 8 had generic drivers built in. Additionally, I forgot to mention that under regular Windows 8 viewing conditions the Rosewill Setup Application files in both driver folders that I downloaded did NOT run. It said it wasn't compatible with my system. I expected the Windows 7 drivers telling me that but not the Windows 8 drivers from Rosewill.

I will update this review in the next couple of months if anything goes wrong but it looks like its a solid printer installation. My printer seems like its indes

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  • Ray C.
  • 9/26/2012 12:13:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks on Linux

Pros: Works fine on Ubuntu.

Cons: None.

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  • Tim W.
  • 6/27/2012 10:57:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood for legacy printer support

Pros: Worked fine in a Dell OptiPlex 390 SFF, which no longer includes a parallel port. A low-profile PCI bracket is included in the box, which is on the product picture but not on the product description.

Cons: As stated in other reviews, the default parallel port for the card is LPT3. You can change it to whatever port you want through the driver interface in Device Manager, though.

Other Thoughts: Ugh. Didn't realize Dell stopped putting parallel ports on their newer systems. Had to scramble to come up with this card to support legacy ticket printers at a remote site. These cards were cheaper than buying USB to parallel adapters and gender changers.

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  • Danny J.
  • 6/14/2012 9:31:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs advertised - it works Great!

Pros: Small form factor, easy to install & configure. Works great.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Used to add a 2nd parallel port to drive an old HP Laser Jet that still has plenty of life in it.

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  • Ken S.
  • 12/13/2011 11:08:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow! It works on EVGA x58 sli 3 MoBo

Pros: Worked Right out of the box with parallel port printer hp 4200 laser jet

Cons: you may have to mess around with port configuration but its fairly simple unless you have no knowledge of ports

Other Thoughts: its says 2.5 Mbps but i think it really means 2.5MBps
(capital B). Make sure your MoBo has a X1 usable pcie port (not obstructed by wide Vid Card)

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