Lpt port to usb

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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  1. 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 ?
  2. 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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