How to Make a USB to Parallel Cable?

Answer A USB-to-parallel cable is necessary where you wish to use your old parallel port legacy hardware with newer computers that either do not have a parallel port, or only have one but you want to use ... Read More »

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Which is faster: using a parallel cable, serial cable or usb?

USB cables can transfer data at maximum speeds of 12Mbps, 480Mbps and 5Gbps depending on if the connection is USB 1.1, 2.0 or 3.0, respectively. Serial cables transfer data at 0.23Mbps or 230Kbps. ... Read More »

How to Connect a USB Cable to a Parallel Cable?

Parallel cables are commonly associated with older computer printers. The parallel connection can be adapted for newer PCs and laptops with USB ports by using a parallel to USB adapter and a USB ca... Read More »

What's the best connection for my printer, usb or parallel cable?

it does not make a big enough difference to worry about making a wrong decision... Unless you are starting a Kinko's franchise

What is the maximum length of a parallel printer cable?

An IEEE 1284 parallel cable, also known as a centronics cable, should be no more than 12 feet, although some manufacturers recommend only a 10-foot maximum length. Even with this limitation, thoug... Read More »