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Old 11-03-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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what can i do with a parallel port?

my family just threw out our last ghetto printer that used it, so now everything runs on USB.

is there anything useful i can do with my parellel ports on my PC's? howbout serial ports? <OTHER THAN CONVERTING IT TO USB
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:50 AM   #2
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:12 AM   #3
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Default Re: parallel port

Parallel ports were ONLY designed to be used with old school printers. They are designated as LPT1 as mentioned on the A+ certification exam.
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:40 AM   #4
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thats the only thing you can do with parallel ports, is connect printers.

as for serials some devices use them. specially homebrew things, you can hack a PS2 and connect it to your pc using one i believe.

curios, why do you want to use them so badly? i have both my printer\serial port in my bios disabled to free up resources.
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