• C2G 16898 USB to Centronics 36 (C36) Parallel Printer Adapter Cable, Beige (6 Feet, 1.82 Meters)
  • C2G 16898 USB to Centronics 36 (C36) Parallel Printer Adapter Cable, Beige (6 Feet, 1.82 Meters)
  • C2G 16898 USB to Centronics 36 (C36) Parallel Printer Adapter Cable, Beige (6 Feet, 1.82 Meters)
C2G 16898 USB to Centronics 36 (C36) Parallel Printer Adapter Cable, Beige (6 Feet, 1.82 Meters)
C2G 16898 USB to Centronics 36 (C36) Parallel Printer Adapter Cable, Beige (6 Feet, 1.82 Meters)
C2G 16898 USB to Centronics 36 (C36) Parallel Printer Adapter Cable, Beige (6 Feet, 1.82 Meters)

C2G 16898 USB to Centronics 36 (C36) Parallel Printer Adapter Cable, Beige (6 Feet, 1.82 Meters)

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  • Connect your Parallel, IEEE-1284, printer to a USB port on your PC or hub
  • Keeps the parallel port on a PC free by using USB instead
  • Connect multiple printers using USB instead of parallel
  • Eliminates the need for a switchbox by using USB ports
  • This adapter is designed for use with a standard Parallel printer and is not designed to support multi-function printers or other parallel devices. This adapter uses the USB Printing Support function of the operating system and is not designed to create a LPT port.

Customer Reviews

HP laser printer 5M on Windows 7 laptop. I can now use my HP laserjet M5 printer with my USB port on my laptop windows 7 computer. So far it is working fine. The only thing is that once you connect and setup the printer to a USB port, it will continue to use that specific USB port. Not a big issue, just have to remember what port to connect the printer, USB1, 2, 3 or USB4. I cannot use a different port unless I reinstall the drivers to another port. But at least I can use my laser printer again. 5An essential accessory to save LPT port printers in Windows 10 This unit saved all our HP LaserJet 4Plus printers from obsolescence at the hands of Bill Gates and Windows 10. We found after Win10 free upgrade that our LPT1 parallel printers (mainly HP LaserJet 4+) worked fine UNTIL we had to delete the LPT ports for any reason. After that, we could get Win10 to install again... but none of our printers ever worked on these re-installed ports with the cabling unchanged. We concluded that Gates & Company are abandoning Legacy LPT. These USB to 36-pin Centronics Parallel port converters have seamlessly solved our problem. 5Works Great -- Less Filling (Read if you're having problems.) I got this adapter to use my venerable HP 4M printer on a Windows 7 Pro computer, without having to buy a parallel-port card. I was frankly surprised it actually worked. And it was downright amazing the user instructions were clearly written in plain English! Will wonders never cease!I had a minor problem. Its solution might be of interest to others...In Step 3, you're told //not// to print a test page when asked. Ornery cuss that I am, I (successfully) printed the page anyhow. It was good that I did, because it confirmed that the interface worked.Steps 5 and 6 ask you to disable bidirectional support and print spooling (choosing "Print directly to printer" instead). This seemed odd, because the product description specifically states that the adapter implements bidirectional support. But I followed instructions -- and the printer wouldn't print (or printed garbage).Applying a bit of common sense, I re-enabled bidirectional support. Bingo! The printer printed. Then I re-enabled print spooling. Spooling worked, too!Don't assume the user manual is always correct. Be willing to experiment. You, too, can be a happy camper. 5It worked for a while then quit. There is a software bug somewhere.. I didn't think I could connect my old reliable HP 4000N LaserJet Printer with its parallel printer port through a USB port. I didn't expect this to work. I was wrong. It worked perfectly. It auto-installed the printer. FYI, I run a Gateway 64 bit laptop running Windows 8.1. No problems.Update: 6/27/2014 - It just plain quit working after operating flawlessly all this time since my first review. I can't get it to work again. I checked the printer itself with its old parallel cable from an old 32 bit Vista machine. The printer works perfectly.Now I understand why such a large minority gave this cable 1 star saying it didn't work for their situation. Somewhere there is an obscure incompatibility problem that rears its ugly head intermittently. Reliability isn't there.I feel certain the problem exists somewhere in either the updated driver software or the old parallel driver software. Some bit, or flag or something is causing the 'print' command to be totally ignored across this cable. This cabled didn't simply 'break'. There is a compatibility flaw somewhere.In the meantime, I am forced to save my print jobs on my Win8 64 bit machine into a PDF file that my Vista machine (on the same network) can read and print from. 2Works Perfectly For Us - Highly Recommended This Cables to Go USB to Parallel Printer Adapter Cable installed easily and worked perfectly with our shop's old "Zebra" label printer. My wife loves the Zebra printer and was somewhat distraught when her old computer finally died and she realized that her replacement laptop did not have a parallel printer port. She did not want the new label printer I bought for her, she wanted her "Zebra" printer to work on the new computer, so somewhat skeptically I ordered this cable.Installing the cable was very straight forward and did not require any additional drivers to make it work on her Windows laptop. The included instructions made configuring the printer port very easy and I was able to have everything up and running in well under a half-hour.My wife is thrilled to have her favorite printer back up and running and I am happy that it was an easy (and fairly inexpensive) fix to the problem.Highly Recommended!CFH 5It works! Read the instructions. The CablesToGo USB to Parallel Printer Adapter worked perfectly in my HP LaserJet 4 with Windows XP Professional operating system. When I first plugged it in without reading the instructions it did not work at all. The computer did not recognize the adapter and even though I manually installed the local printer, it did not respond at all. So fortunately there were clear, detailed, step-by step instructions that came in the package with the adapter. The process was a lot more involved than I thought. When I followed the instructions exactly, the printer worked perfectly much to my great relief. That is why I'm writing this. I kept thinking perhaps those who wrote negative reviews did not follow the instructions or threw them out. Here are the instructions for everyone so you can see it's not just plug and play as you might think.Device Installation:Step 1: Connect the printer to the USB to Parallel printer adapter and then connect theadapter to an available USB port on the computer. Windows will automatically find andinstall the USB to Parallel printer adapter and it will not require additional driverinstallation.Step 2: Verify that the adapter was successfully installed by opening Device Managerand locating a device named "USB Printing Support" under "Universal Serial BusControllers".Step 3: Use the Windows Add Printer Wizard to install the driver for the printer whichwill be connected to the adapter. Select "USB001 Virtual print port for USB" and do notprint a test page when asked.Note: If there is already another USB printer connected to the computer, then that devicewill be using USB001. In this situation USB002 must be selected for the printer connectedto the adapter.Step 4: Open the Printers folder or Devices and Printers in Windows 7, right-click theicon for the printer and then select "Properties" or "Printer Properties" in Windows 7 toopen the Printer Properties window.Step 5: Click on the "Ports" tab and make sure that the two check boxes labeled"Enable bidirectional support" and "Enable printer pooling" are blank and not checked .Step 6: Next, click on the "Advanced" tab and look for the four check boxes that will benear the bottom of that tab. Make sure that all four boxes are blank and not checked .After those boxes have been unchecked, select the radio button next to "Print directly tothe printer" and then click "Apply".Step 7: Finally, click on the "General" tab and then click on the "Print test page" button.The printer will print a Windows test page.Good luck!! 5Not a Direct Replacement for A Parallel Port Windows XPOkipage 10ex printerI replaced a dying computer with one that did not have a parallel port. I wanted to be able to use my Okipage 10ex printer and so I bought this because it acted as the printer cable as well as a converter.The cable comes in one of those hard to open seal hard plastic containers. Installing was easy -- just connect to the printer and insert in a USB port. Windows XP asked to a disk or a driver and I selected Okidata from the list of manufactures and 10ex as the printer type.Unfortunately, printing is erratic. The printed document sits in the printer's queue even though XP says the printer is ready. To get it to print I have to turn the printer off and then on. The first page comes out with just an E in the top left corner then the document prints.The Windows diagnostics won't run because they expect the printer to be on an LPTx port not a USB port.The instruction booklet that came with the printer says there is supposed to be a CD in the package - there wasn't any. The CD is only for Windows 98 so I guess the manufacturer stopped putting it in but didn't update the documentation.If you do a lot of printing stay away from this cable unless you have a second working printer. If you only need to print an email every now and then this cable is fine - as long as you don't mind wasting paper. 2Use Your Parallel Port Printer with newer USB Printer Port Computers! This One WORKS! This is an amazing product! Finally a way to use my trusty parallel port HP Laserjet 6P with my newer Thinkpad laptop that only has USB ports. Unlike other products with similar claims, this one WORKS! Besides linking from the parallel port to a USB printer port, it brings its own drivers which appears to be the key. It installs quickly and easily and comes with very detailed and easy-to-follow instructions. If you have an older parallel port printer and a computer that only accepts USB printer cables, then this product is for you! I cannot recommend it highly enough! 5This comes with a very good set of instructions to install for Windows 7/Vista This comes with a very good set of instructions to install for Windows 7/Vista. I followed the directions very carefully. I have 3 computers with operating systems XP, Vista & Windows 7 respectively. I have two Panasonic dot matrix printers Kx-P2124 and KX-P1124. Both the Windows Vista and the Windows 7 computers recognize that there is something new attached to the computer but does not recognize it as a printer and of course nothing will print. The Technical Assistance from these people is non existant--------I carefully wrote out all that I did step by step following their instructions and the help I got back from them was just a repeat of the printed instructions I received with the product. This cable may work for some older dot matrix printers but not mine. I am not a computer guru but have pretty much done my own hardware changes and software fixes over the past 25 years. I also tried this cable on my Windows XP computer and of course it does not work there either. I bought a different brand name cable like this one and it does not work on any of my computers either!! As I stated---their technical assistance is useless and I think they know that there are printers out there that these cables are not compatible with. The only good thing I can say is that the installation instructions were pretty good and concise even if not effective. I wasted my money on this and am satisfied that the cable is not defective nor are my printers (I succesfully print with these printers through a parallel port) and my computers are fine also. I waited too long to install this so I won't get my money back. If you try it and it doesn't work----don't beat yourself up---------return it immediatly to Amazon and get your money back------they are good that way. Good Luck!!!! 1Does exactly what I needed I needed to connect an older Roland engraving machine (which functions effectively like a printer, but engraves rather than prints) to a computer. The computer has no parallel port and the engraving machine has no USB port. This cable was just the thing I needed.When I installed the driver for the engraver, there was no option for USB port during the install. I had to choose a parallel port (LPT1) just to get the install to go through, and then change the port manually in the printer settings afterward. Everything worked like a charm and now the engraver functions perfectly.I had a problem with another cable sold on Amazon (black colored) with a much shorter cable length. The cable length was so short I had to buy an extension, and the engraver was not reliable when I sent print jobs to it. This cable had the length I needed to do away with the extension and proved much more reliable. 5
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  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.sg, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
Description
  • Connect your Parallel, IEEE-1284, printer to a USB port on your PC or hub
  • Keeps the parallel port on a PC free by using USB instead
  • Connect multiple printers using USB instead of parallel
  • Eliminates the need for a switchbox by using USB ports
  • This adapter is designed for use with a standard Parallel printer and is not designed to support multi-function printers or other parallel devices. This adapter uses the USB Printing Support function of the operating system and is not designed to create a LPT port.
Reviews

Customer Reviews

HP laser printer 5M on Windows 7 laptop. I can now use my HP laserjet M5 printer with my USB port on my laptop windows 7 computer. So far it is working fine. The only thing is that once you connect and setup the printer to a USB port, it will continue to use that specific USB port. Not a big issue, just have to remember what port to connect the printer, USB1, 2, 3 or USB4. I cannot use a different port unless I reinstall the drivers to another port. But at least I can use my laser printer again. 5An essential accessory to save LPT port printers in Windows 10 This unit saved all our HP LaserJet 4Plus printers from obsolescence at the hands of Bill Gates and Windows 10. We found after Win10 free upgrade that our LPT1 parallel printers (mainly HP LaserJet 4+) worked fine UNTIL we had to delete the LPT ports for any reason. After that, we could get Win10 to install again... but none of our printers ever worked on these re-installed ports with the cabling unchanged. We concluded that Gates & Company are abandoning Legacy LPT. These USB to 36-pin Centronics Parallel port converters have seamlessly solved our problem. 5Works Great -- Less Filling (Read if you're having problems.) I got this adapter to use my venerable HP 4M printer on a Windows 7 Pro computer, without having to buy a parallel-port card. I was frankly surprised it actually worked. And it was downright amazing the user instructions were clearly written in plain English! Will wonders never cease!I had a minor problem. Its solution might be of interest to others...In Step 3, you're told //not// to print a test page when asked. Ornery cuss that I am, I (successfully) printed the page anyhow. It was good that I did, because it confirmed that the interface worked.Steps 5 and 6 ask you to disable bidirectional support and print spooling (choosing "Print directly to printer" instead). This seemed odd, because the product description specifically states that the adapter implements bidirectional support. But I followed instructions -- and the printer wouldn't print (or printed garbage).Applying a bit of common sense, I re-enabled bidirectional support. Bingo! The printer printed. Then I re-enabled print spooling. Spooling worked, too!Don't assume the user manual is always correct. Be willing to experiment. You, too, can be a happy camper. 5It worked for a while then quit. There is a software bug somewhere.. I didn't think I could connect my old reliable HP 4000N LaserJet Printer with its parallel printer port through a USB port. I didn't expect this to work. I was wrong. It worked perfectly. It auto-installed the printer. FYI, I run a Gateway 64 bit laptop running Windows 8.1. No problems.Update: 6/27/2014 - It just plain quit working after operating flawlessly all this time since my first review. I can't get it to work again. I checked the printer itself with its old parallel cable from an old 32 bit Vista machine. The printer works perfectly.Now I understand why such a large minority gave this cable 1 star saying it didn't work for their situation. Somewhere there is an obscure incompatibility problem that rears its ugly head intermittently. Reliability isn't there.I feel certain the problem exists somewhere in either the updated driver software or the old parallel driver software. Some bit, or flag or something is causing the 'print' command to be totally ignored across this cable. This cabled didn't simply 'break'. There is a compatibility flaw somewhere.In the meantime, I am forced to save my print jobs on my Win8 64 bit machine into a PDF file that my Vista machine (on the same network) can read and print from. 2Works Perfectly For Us - Highly Recommended This Cables to Go USB to Parallel Printer Adapter Cable installed easily and worked perfectly with our shop's old "Zebra" label printer. My wife loves the Zebra printer and was somewhat distraught when her old computer finally died and she realized that her replacement laptop did not have a parallel printer port. She did not want the new label printer I bought for her, she wanted her "Zebra" printer to work on the new computer, so somewhat skeptically I ordered this cable.Installing the cable was very straight forward and did not require any additional drivers to make it work on her Windows laptop. The included instructions made configuring the printer port very easy and I was able to have everything up and running in well under a half-hour.My wife is thrilled to have her favorite printer back up and running and I am happy that it was an easy (and fairly inexpensive) fix to the problem.Highly Recommended!CFH 5It works! Read the instructions. The CablesToGo USB to Parallel Printer Adapter worked perfectly in my HP LaserJet 4 with Windows XP Professional operating system. When I first plugged it in without reading the instructions it did not work at all. The computer did not recognize the adapter and even though I manually installed the local printer, it did not respond at all. So fortunately there were clear, detailed, step-by step instructions that came in the package with the adapter. The process was a lot more involved than I thought. When I followed the instructions exactly, the printer worked perfectly much to my great relief. That is why I'm writing this. I kept thinking perhaps those who wrote negative reviews did not follow the instructions or threw them out. Here are the instructions for everyone so you can see it's not just plug and play as you might think.Device Installation:Step 1: Connect the printer to the USB to Parallel printer adapter and then connect theadapter to an available USB port on the computer. Windows will automatically find andinstall the USB to Parallel printer adapter and it will not require additional driverinstallation.Step 2: Verify that the adapter was successfully installed by opening Device Managerand locating a device named "USB Printing Support" under "Universal Serial BusControllers".Step 3: Use the Windows Add Printer Wizard to install the driver for the printer whichwill be connected to the adapter. Select "USB001 Virtual print port for USB" and do notprint a test page when asked.Note: If there is already another USB printer connected to the computer, then that devicewill be using USB001. In this situation USB002 must be selected for the printer connectedto the adapter.Step 4: Open the Printers folder or Devices and Printers in Windows 7, right-click theicon for the printer and then select "Properties" or "Printer Properties" in Windows 7 toopen the Printer Properties window.Step 5: Click on the "Ports" tab and make sure that the two check boxes labeled"Enable bidirectional support" and "Enable printer pooling" are blank and not checked .Step 6: Next, click on the "Advanced" tab and look for the four check boxes that will benear the bottom of that tab. Make sure that all four boxes are blank and not checked .After those boxes have been unchecked, select the radio button next to "Print directly tothe printer" and then click "Apply".Step 7: Finally, click on the "General" tab and then click on the "Print test page" button.The printer will print a Windows test page.Good luck!! 5Not a Direct Replacement for A Parallel Port Windows XPOkipage 10ex printerI replaced a dying computer with one that did not have a parallel port. I wanted to be able to use my Okipage 10ex printer and so I bought this because it acted as the printer cable as well as a converter.The cable comes in one of those hard to open seal hard plastic containers. Installing was easy -- just connect to the printer and insert in a USB port. Windows XP asked to a disk or a driver and I selected Okidata from the list of manufactures and 10ex as the printer type.Unfortunately, printing is erratic. The printed document sits in the printer's queue even though XP says the printer is ready. To get it to print I have to turn the printer off and then on. The first page comes out with just an E in the top left corner then the document prints.The Windows diagnostics won't run because they expect the printer to be on an LPTx port not a USB port.The instruction booklet that came with the printer says there is supposed to be a CD in the package - there wasn't any. The CD is only for Windows 98 so I guess the manufacturer stopped putting it in but didn't update the documentation.If you do a lot of printing stay away from this cable unless you have a second working printer. If you only need to print an email every now and then this cable is fine - as long as you don't mind wasting paper. 2Use Your Parallel Port Printer with newer USB Printer Port Computers! This One WORKS! This is an amazing product! Finally a way to use my trusty parallel port HP Laserjet 6P with my newer Thinkpad laptop that only has USB ports. Unlike other products with similar claims, this one WORKS! Besides linking from the parallel port to a USB printer port, it brings its own drivers which appears to be the key. It installs quickly and easily and comes with very detailed and easy-to-follow instructions. If you have an older parallel port printer and a computer that only accepts USB printer cables, then this product is for you! I cannot recommend it highly enough! 5This comes with a very good set of instructions to install for Windows 7/Vista This comes with a very good set of instructions to install for Windows 7/Vista. I followed the directions very carefully. I have 3 computers with operating systems XP, Vista & Windows 7 respectively. I have two Panasonic dot matrix printers Kx-P2124 and KX-P1124. Both the Windows Vista and the Windows 7 computers recognize that there is something new attached to the computer but does not recognize it as a printer and of course nothing will print. The Technical Assistance from these people is non existant--------I carefully wrote out all that I did step by step following their instructions and the help I got back from them was just a repeat of the printed instructions I received with the product. This cable may work for some older dot matrix printers but not mine. I am not a computer guru but have pretty much done my own hardware changes and software fixes over the past 25 years. I also tried this cable on my Windows XP computer and of course it does not work there either. I bought a different brand name cable like this one and it does not work on any of my computers either!! As I stated---their technical assistance is useless and I think they know that there are printers out there that these cables are not compatible with. The only good thing I can say is that the installation instructions were pretty good and concise even if not effective. I wasted my money on this and am satisfied that the cable is not defective nor are my printers (I succesfully print with these printers through a parallel port) and my computers are fine also. I waited too long to install this so I won't get my money back. If you try it and it doesn't work----don't beat yourself up---------return it immediatly to Amazon and get your money back------they are good that way. Good Luck!!!! 1Does exactly what I needed I needed to connect an older Roland engraving machine (which functions effectively like a printer, but engraves rather than prints) to a computer. The computer has no parallel port and the engraving machine has no USB port. This cable was just the thing I needed.When I installed the driver for the engraver, there was no option for USB port during the install. I had to choose a parallel port (LPT1) just to get the install to go through, and then change the port manually in the printer settings afterward. Everything worked like a charm and now the engraver functions perfectly.I had a problem with another cable sold on Amazon (black colored) with a much shorter cable length. The cable length was so short I had to buy an extension, and the engraver was not reliable when I sent print jobs to it. This cable had the length I needed to do away with the extension and proved much more reliable. 5
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  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.uk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
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Shipment tracking ID will be provided after your product(s) is dispatched. The delivery date stated is indicative and subject to availability, payment authorization, verification, and processing. In case your product(s) is not delivered due to an incorrect or invalid address, we will not be able to process any claims. However, we will notify you if it is returned to us.

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