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jacquesl 11th November 2007 07:44 AM

Parallel to Ethernet network cable thingy
 
Hi,

I want to use a printer port with ď8 outputs and ~4 inputsĒ to be wired up onto my Ethernet cable, no hardware, only software would be needed I think, I have a parallel linking cable and the speed is 4Mbps linking speed, so if that connection is 4Mbps, then its ok for me, itís a old pc.


thx

scott wurcer 12th November 2007 05:09 PM

Not possible. Your best bet is to get a used card that adds USB to an old PC and then a used USB/Ethernet bridge. These things are probably in the <$10 range these days.

jacquesl 12th November 2007 05:46 PM

Thatís not impossible, it might be stupid tho, I think if you just have the right drivers it will work, but its cool, its probably better to get a Ethernet card, instead of going the DIY path

scott wurcer 12th November 2007 07:23 PM

Here's an article for starters. As far as I know the Realtek ethernet controller or equivalent is a requirement ie. you cannot gererate the required (electrical) signals from a parallel port.

This link is funny too an Atari ethernet adaptor of all things.

http://atari.scum.org/ethernet/

jacquesl 12th November 2007 07:34 PM

Lol, this is a cool article, letís thank god all new pcís have a built in Ethernet port in them. :-)

jnb 16th November 2007 02:10 AM

Have you looked at DCC (direct cable connection) built into windows?

jacquesl 16th November 2007 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by jnb
Have you looked at DCC (direct cable connection) built into windows?

if your talking about LPT to LPT cable linking
I already have a homemade one, speed is 4mbps


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