C2G 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable - parallel adapter

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  • Parallel adapter
  • USB
  • IEEE 1284
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C2G 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable - parallel adapter
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  • Parallel adapter
  • USB
  • IEEE 1284
  • beige
Don't waste the parallel port on your inkjet, laser, or high speed printer. This cable uses the USB port on your PC or hub, so your parallel port remains free for a zip drive or scanner. Forget the hassles of IRQ sharing by adapting your printer to USB. If you have multiple printers, you can eliminate the need for a switchbox by connecting each printer to a USB port.

The device is fully transparent to the user, and is ideal for true bi-directional communication. This adapter auto-negotiates hardware recognition for faster protocol setup, and is fully plug-and-play compatible.
C2G 6ft USB to C36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable - parallel adapter is rated4.27 out of5 by44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does not work on Windows 7A good product for Windows XP but not Windows 7. It shows up as an "unspecified device" and will not print to a Laserjet 4M.
Date published: 2010-11-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked perfectly first timeThis is what you need to hook up an older printer with a centronics port to new computers with only USB ports. Plug the cable in, tell it to use virtual USB001 port, tell it what printer you have and you're done!
Date published: 2010-12-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works!!I now have my old HP laser printer 4100 working in Windows 7. Cheaper then buying a new printer and still using a old work-horse friend.
Date published: 2010-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Windows 8 CompatibleA quality product, not sure about its future as parallel ports are rapidly disappearing from all products & being replaced by USB ports. I bought this to connect an old workhorse printer; unfortunately, the manufacturer no longer provides updated drivers that work with new PC running Windows 8. Thought this cable would provide the solution, but it didn't.
Date published: 2014-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from parallel printer adapter saves printer!I had a old work horse 4000 series hp printer and a new computer without a parallel port. This cable let's me use my old printer (it even has a duplex printing adapter) and it works perfect!!!
Date published: 2011-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old Parrallel Printer AttachmentI have a very High End printer for home use (Lexmark 4039 16L Plus) I've had since 1995 which has been great. Well, the new computers no longer have parallel ports. This was a life saver for me.Thanks,Shannon
Date published: 2009-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1 every 10 cables works Ok, System doesOur company have bought 50 of this cables and no more than 20 units were able to work. Are detected by the OP. Sys as a USB plugging in but not the Printer (HP LaserJet 5)
Date published: 2010-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and againvery good
Date published: 2009-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works greatPlug & play. no setup required. no driver download reqiured. I just plugged the HP 4050 Laserjet to my new Windows7 PC and it worked right away. excellent product.
Date published: 2011-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i would buy this product againdoes exactly what it was supposed to do
Date published: 2015-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cable worked as advertisedA longer cable would have worked better
Date published: 2009-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Printer CableThese cables work very good to allow you to hook a printer with a parallel port to a USB connection on a new computer.
Date published: 2010-07-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product,Product great, but HP does not support printer for Vista
Date published: 2009-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked 1st time!worked the 1st time
Date published: 2009-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works well, but...The product works perfectly. I expected it to be the LPT port, and it ended up (obviously) being the USB port that I needed to point the printer to. The biggest problem with this product is that if your using it, you are probably using it with an old printer that windows 7 or newer may not have drivers for. look first. I had to hack a driver to get it to work.
Date published: 2011-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for getting old printer to workI got a new laptop which did not have a parallel port. This cable worked perfectly to get my HP LaserJet 4000 up and running!!
Date published: 2018-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does not work on some printers.When I bought a new computer, it didn't have a parallel port for my HP 6L laser printer. This cable appeared to be the best option to keep running my old laser printer. But I find that this is one model that these cables evidently are ineffective on. Do a web search first to see if this cable will work on your printer. I searched after finding it wouldn't work, and it became obvious that there is something about this model of printer, and evidently a few others, that is incompatible with these types of cables. Nothing against this cable, I just should have done my homework first.
Date published: 2009-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works better than expectedI had an old HP LasarJet L6 than only had a C36 interface. This cable quickly connected the printer to USB port and Windows XP immediately recognize the printer and it works prefectly.
Date published: 2009-10-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No need to buy new printer!This product allowed me to use my old HP LaseerJet 4P with my new computer so I didn't have to buy a new printer. My department saved hundreds of dollars.
Date published: 2010-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delivered as promised!We were setting up a new printer and needed a cable right away. We found the perfect one here and received it as quickly as possible. It's working great and our printer is up and running. Wonderful!
Date published: 2011-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would reccomend this productThis cable suited my needs very well
Date published: 2010-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent worked perfectlyFinding the correct drivers for the LaserJet 1300 printer for this cable was a little tricky, but the HP Universal Print drivers worked perfectly.
Date published: 2012-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works EXACTLY as describedI saw some comments saying that it was incompatible with their HP LaserJet printers. I wanted folks to know that it absolutely, positively works with LaserJet 4000 & 4050 printers. Bought 2 cables. My only con is that it is 6' so I had to rearrange one of the work areas. If you read and follow the directions to the tee, it will work exactly as described. Pinky swear. The first installation I did, I skipped a step and it didn't work. Note: use Windows Update to grab the printer where applicable if it isn't on the list
Date published: 2014-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked like a charm..I wanted to use my laptop without a parallel port for my trusty old DEC Laser5100 printer. Installed printer driver to LPT1, then installed USB to Parallel cable adapter, and Windows XP recognized and installed the driver. Plugged cable to printer's parallel port, changed the printer port to USB001 and away we went. Perfect...
Date published: 2009-08-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gave my old printer a new lifeMy new pc runs Vista and is not equipped with a parallel port. This cord enabled me to keep using my HP Laserjet
Date published: 2010-07-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this cableI love this cable. I was worried that there would be some type of conversion problem. I have a high output HP 4100 printer for high volume output of Tax Return Documents for many returns per year and was departing the computer world of parallel connections and didn't want to surrender this printer. I just love it!!!!
Date published: 2010-04-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy - just plug in and goI'm no hardware geek. this was an easy fix for my old printer not being compatable with the new Dell
Date published: 2011-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from does not work with HP5 printerAdapter works fine until the printer goes on standby. Once it does, the drivers are unloaded and the printer must be restarted followed by a restart of the PC. A real pain
Date published: 2011-07-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would heartily recomend this product.Good performance! It is being used to connect an older printer to my new computer via a USB port.
Date published: 2017-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick connection for new computers.Purchased to allow continued use of our high volume duplicator. I used an in-line repeater and Cat5 cable to move the duplicator across the room. The adapter allowed easy connection between the repeater receiver and the printer.
Date published: 2009-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Won't work with a MacThis cable does not work with an iMac running Leopard. You should warn customers or provide Mac users with drivers.
Date published: 2009-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only one that worked with all printers.If you sign on to the computer as administrator and allow Windows Update to go out and find the driver for the cable and the printer, it works flawlessly. I tried two other brand names before this one and they did not work with certain printers.
Date published: 2011-09-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True plug and playRead and follow easy instructions that are included with adapter. I connected the adapter to my PC running XP pro and a HP 4 plus laser printer. The PC found the printer - I first had to change the USB to a printer port - this step is in instructions.I printed a test page - it is just that easy to connect and use a printer that requires a parallel port on a PC that has only USB connectionsp
Date published: 2011-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Wrinkle to Using an Old PrinterI installed this for an elderly lady who had an older Epson parallel printer that she wanted to use with a new Windows 8.1 computer system. It worked just great!
Date published: 2014-06-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked PerfectlyI connected the cable to a 20 year-old HP LaserJet 4MP printer and to my new computer and, after following the written directions that came with the cable (a very important step, I discovered), found that the printer worked as well as it ever has. I'm delighted with the purchase.
Date published: 2012-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product perfectly solved a problem !Solved a problem connecting an old HP LaserJet parallel printer to a new Macintosh running OS-X 10.7.4. Needed a parallel to USB cable and this one did the trick. Read several comments on Mac bulletin boards about how difficult this was, but with this cable, it turned out to be easy.
Date published: 2012-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Centronic to USB Adapter CableI use the cable to connect a Ricoh printer to my MacBook
Date published: 2009-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great!I found that it didn't work with a few HP printers but by and large, it works with just about everything else. I've recommended this product to everybody, as new computers rarely come with a parallel port these days.
Date published: 2009-08-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best BuyI use the product with my HP Laserjet 4000 series and works excellent.
Date published: 2012-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wantedConnected a LaserJet 6P to computers bunning both XP a Windows 7 with no issues.
Date published: 2012-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved Our PrintersWE are very happy with your gables and saved us from buying 3 new printers which we could not afford at this time.
Date published: 2009-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn't WorkCable wouldn't work. No Driver CD with cable like it was stated on the package. No Driver just manual available at website. Waste of money.
Date published: 2010-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked for a while then quit!!It worked fine then quit. Spent hours trouble shooting and found out faulty cable. When or how does a cable go bad??? Permanant hook up so no movement at all ever! Go figure
Date published: 2010-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Computer, Old PrinterThe best thing is that it works. I have a new laptop with W7 64bit and my old printer (laserjet 2100) only has a parallel connection. Despite the fact that it was an adventure to get the driver right the cable works great.
Date published: 2011-06-24T00:00:00-04:00