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January 12, 2011 12:11:21 AM

Hello,
I'm trying to hook up a plotter to my computer. I have a usb to serial cord to accomplish this.
my computer won't find the hardware and says I have to assign a port in the software set up. how do I assign a port to the plotter
January 12, 2011 12:39:25 AM

what plotter do you have?

does it have a parallel port or only serial port?

would connecting the printer via Network be an option?
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January 18, 2011 11:11:24 PM

dunrite_04 said:
Hello,
I'm trying to hook up a plotter to my computer. I have a usb to serial cord to accomplish this.
my computer won't find the hardware and says I have to assign a port in the software set up. how do I assign a port to the plotter



it is a serial to usb cable that connects the two
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January 18, 2011 11:12:46 PM

Emerald said:
what plotter do you have?

does it have a parallel port or only serial port?

would connecting the printer via Network be an option?



serial to usb cable
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January 19, 2011 3:33:19 AM

what is the name of the plotter?

It would be of great help to us if we would know what hardware we are dealing with.

USB to Serial or USB to Parallel do not work with printers.

I tried half a dozen times and never got it to work.

try on of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 19, 2011 1:28:25 PM

Emerald said:
what is the name of the plotter?

It would be of great help to us if we would know what hardware we are dealing with.

USB to Serial or USB to Parallel do not work with printers.

I tried half a dozen times and never got it to work.

try on of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Master 300xp vinyl plotter / windows xp./ future vinyl master pro
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January 19, 2011 6:56:29 PM

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Configure usb port for lpt1


you have a USB to Serial port; however, LPT1 is a parallel port. Serial ports are numbered COM1, COM2, COM3,...

Instate of trying to use LPT1 during the printer setup use one of the COM port associated with your USB to Serial adapter.

I was only able to find a XY-300P which also has a parallel port.
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January 25, 2011 11:04:28 PM

Best answer selected by dunrite_04.
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January 25, 2011 11:10:17 PM

cool

I hooked it to com 1, set all the settings for the port that match the program. the computer found the drive and the program is now sending data . now it seems that the plotter is not recieving the data. It is a master xy300P
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