Re: dataproducts serial printers

Re: dataproducts serial printers

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Posted by david benham on June 20, 2001 at 11:19:25:

In Reply to: dataproducts serial printers posted by Dennis De on August 02, 2000 at 20:57:19:

: Okay so this is confusing to me. On the back of this dataproducts spg8050 serial printer is a 25pin male port and a nine pin female port. It was working on a unix system but now I need to go from a 9 and/or 25pin serial port on a pc to the printer. The unix system had this wierd wiring setup to the 25pin male port. What cable should I be using when the pc has only a nine pin or 25 pin serial option and what driver for this specific printer is the right one. Any and all help would be appreciated. Dennis

The 25 pin port is an parallel port, this is an older non-centronics style parallel interface with special wiring requirements, if you have the owners guide, it shows the specific wiring diagram from which you can build your own cable. I thought the same thing at first but writing program specific port calls you quickly realize that this an parallel port. in summation, you must build your own parallel cable with the right db-25 sub miniature connectors of the proper gender and terminate the pins in accordance with the owners guide.


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