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Software requires LPT1:, but I only have USB ports

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
September 15, 2009 1:43:09 PM

I recently purchased a netbook which only has usb ports, and no parallel (LPT1:)  port. I have a software package that utilizes a parallel port hardware "dongle" in order to access the software. I purchased a 'parallel to usb' converter cable, which allowed me to connect my hardware dongle to the usb port. However, it seems that my software is looking for 'LPT1:' to communicate with the hardware dongle. How do I fake out the computer to think the usb port is LPT1:?
December 16, 2010 8:26:40 PM

i dont' have a solution, but it appears the usb2parallel cable adds itself as "USB printing support" rather than LPT1 comm port.