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Lpt port to usb

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January 30, 2012 9:05:51 AM

hey there i cannot print from my printer it says printer port not detected i tried with different ports but the same results



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January 30, 2012 5:42:25 PM

vickyy said:
hey there i cannot print from my printer it says printer port not detected i tried with different ports but the same results



Thanks

Computer Model ?
Printer Model ?
How do you have them connected ?

Device manager error ?

Printers/Faxes show printer in control Panel ?
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January 30, 2012 5:54:19 PM

If you are using an old program that only recognizes LPT ports, you need to loopback your USB port to a LPT port.

Install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter

In Control Panel, double click on Add Hardware, then Next.
Select "Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)", then click Next.
Select "Network Adapters", then click Next.
Select "Microsoft" under the Manufacturer list, then select "Microsoft Loopback Adapter" in the Network Adapter list, and click Next.
Click Next, then Finish

Configure the Adapter

The loopback adapter is a virtual network adapter and can be configured the same as a regular network card. Set the adapter to have a static IP address in your network, such as 192.168.1.100 / 255.255.255.0

Share the USB printer

Use a share-name easy to remember, such as "Printer".

Connect the shared printer as LPT1

NET USE LPT1: \\[Computer-Name]\Printer /PERSISTENT:YES
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