• C2G USB to Parallel Printer Cable - DB25 Adapter Connects Printers to Computer USB Ports - 6ft Cable with Molded Connectors for Durability - 16899
  • C2G USB to Parallel Printer Cable - DB25 Adapter Connects Printers to Computer USB Ports - 6ft Cable with Molded Connectors for Durability - 16899
  • C2G USB to Parallel Printer Cable - DB25 Adapter Connects Printers to Computer USB Ports - 6ft Cable with Molded Connectors for Durability - 16899
  • C2G USB to Parallel Printer Cable - DB25 Adapter Connects Printers to Computer USB Ports - 6ft Cable with Molded Connectors for Durability - 16899
  • C2G USB to Parallel Printer Cable - DB25 Adapter Connects Printers to Computer USB Ports - 6ft Cable with Molded Connectors for Durability - 16899
  • C2G USB to Parallel Printer Cable - DB25 Adapter Connects Printers to Computer USB Ports - 6ft Cable with Molded Connectors for Durability - 16899
C2G USB to Parallel Printer Cable - DB25 Adapter Connects Printers to Computer USB Ports - 6ft Cable with Molded Connectors for Durability - 16899
C2G USB to Parallel Printer Cable - DB25 Adapter Connects Printers to Computer USB Ports - 6ft Cable with Molded Connectors for Durability - 16899
C2G USB to Parallel Printer Cable - DB25 Adapter Connects Printers to Computer USB Ports - 6ft Cable with Molded Connectors for Durability - 16899
C2G USB to Parallel Printer Cable - DB25 Adapter Connects Printers to Computer USB Ports - 6ft Cable with Molded Connectors for Durability - 16899
C2G USB to Parallel Printer Cable - DB25 Adapter Connects Printers to Computer USB Ports - 6ft Cable with Molded Connectors for Durability - 16899
C2G USB to Parallel Printer Cable - DB25 Adapter Connects Printers to Computer USB Ports - 6ft Cable with Molded Connectors for Durability - 16899

C2G USB to Parallel Printer Cable - DB25 Adapter Connects Printers to Computer USB Ports - 6ft Cable with Molded Connectors for Durability - 16899

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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
  • Package Contents: One adapter cable, User manual
  • Note: 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

Fairy easy to install. Not plug and play. Need common sense.....I purchased this for my older HP Laserjet 1100 printer to connect it to my newer Win 7 and Win 10 laptops. It was fairly easy to install on both, but not according to the enclosed hard copy one page instructions. I had to half follow the instructions, follow common sense and then, back to the instructions. it does work without issues. It isn't a plug and play item. It was easier to install on my Acer Aspire Win 7 laptop than on the Toshiba Satellite Win 10. Overall, I like it and recommend it. My 1100 printer is nineteen years old and still works. Why not use it? 4BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!There is nothing that makes it obvious that this is FOR PRINTERS ONLY. It tricks you by saying things like "16899 USB To DB25 IEEE-1284 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable" and "The device is fully transparent to the user and is ideal for true bi-directional communication. This adapter auto-negotiates hardware recognition for faster protocol setup, and is fully plug-and-play compatible." so you're tricked into thinking you can convert devices such as Syquest SparQ Drives and non-printer devices.I got this thing today and there is a disclaimer on a piece of paper inside of the bad. The disclaimer that SHOULD BE in the product description but IT IS NOT.I will TYPE IT FOR YOU MANUALLY!NOTE: These adapters are NOT capable of supporting ANY device other than a basic parallel printer! These adapters DO NOT support multi-function devices, e.g. Print/Copy/Scan/Fax or All-in-One printers. These adapters are NOT recognized by the computer as a Parallel or LPT port, they are recognized as USB Printing Support.Had this been on the description of this product, I would have only bought ONE of these instead of two, seeing as besides my Syquest Drive I also have an old DeskJet 340 that is in pristine condition and has never been used, and they apparently still make cartriges for it.For the Syquest Drive I am going to try a USB to Serial (and that says it registers as a serial port) and then see if I can locate a parallel to serial converter and then MAYBE I can get it to work THAT way! :DSo yeah, if you need this thing for a printer, then cool. But if you were looking for an actual port-to-port conversion for devices, then this product will mislead you into thinking you can and then after you buy it, then it will clearly state that it can not. 3If you need a USB Parallel Port, this is *NOT* for you.If you need a USB Parallel Port, this is *NOT* for you.I wrongly assumed that since it mentioned USB to DB25 Parallel port in the title, I could use this for other devices that would connect via Parallel.The device does not show up as a Parallel port in Device Manager (Win 7). Documentation with device states:"These adapters are not capable of supporting any device other than a basic Parallel printer. These adapters do not support multi-function devices. e.g. Print/Copy/Scan/Fax or All-in-One printers. These adapters are not recognized by the computer as a Parallel or LPT port, they are recognized as USB Printing Support."I my haste to find a true parallel port, I must have missed that detail, don't make the same mistake. 2It works with iMacs and HP Laserjet 4LRecently I made the switch from a PC to an iMac. The transition has not been as smooth as I was hoping. It's taken me awhile to get used to the iMac and while I really like it for the most part, I'm still finding my iMac freezes up and crashes almost as often as my PC ever did--mostly when I have like 4-5 programs open and the internet going simultaneously. Kind of disappointing. Still, I like the iMac overall. And there is one thing I love about the iMac. You can plug almost anything into it and in my experience the computer almost always recognizes it immediately. That's what happened with my old printer and this cable.When I made the switch to iMac I found out that my old workhorse HP LaserJet 4L wouldn't plug into my shiny new iMac because there was no parallel printer port on the iMac and there was no USB connection port on the printer. So my old printer sat dormant for 5 months while I exclusively used my inkjet printer and tried to decide if I should junk the Laserjet and buy something new. Then a friend told me there were cables out there that could make the connection. So I checked here on Amazon and sure enough there were several options.I read a few of the reviews and decided on this cable since another reviewer had gone through virtually the same situation I had and made it work with his iMac. When I got this connection cable I plugged it into the end of the printer cable (Note: this connection cable doesn't plug right into your printer, you have to plug it into the end of your printer cable which is fine with me because it adds extra length).Taking the advice of another reviewer I plugged the new USB end of this cable directly into the back of the iMac (as opposed to plugging it into the USB hub I have). And dramatically...nothing happened. No window popped up on the iMac telling me that a new printer was installed or found or anything. Bummer, I thought. The thing didn't work.I looked at the instructions that came with the cable and there are NO instructions for using this with a Mac. There are only Vista instructions. So now I'm thinking either this thing doesn't work with a Mac after all or I'm going to have to go out on the internet and find a driver, etc. But then, out of curiosity I opened up System Preferences panel on the iMac and looked at the printer cue. Amazingly, there sat my HP 4L. Wow, I thought, the iMac never told me anything but just quietly hooked up my 4L ready to go.Sure enough, I opened up a Word document and tried to print it out on the Laserjet and it worked like a charm. So I don't have to junk my old HP LaserJet 4L after all. For the $17 I paid for this cable it was totally worth it! 5Works in iMac with an HP Laserjet 4Update 8/23/2012: When OSX 10.7 came out, the cable quit working with my LaserJet and I finally had to donate the printer and cable to someone running windows. I would no longer recommend using this on a newer OSX system.Original review: My PC recently died and I replaced it with a new iMac with Mac OSX 10.5. I love my LaserJet 4 since it is so reliable and cheap to operate, and didn't want to rely exclusively on my inkjet printer. I decided to give this cable a try since it had good reviews. I took a risk using it on a Mac since it didn't state that it supported Macs, but it ended up working perfectly.Installation was a breeze. Note that this cable does not plug directly into the printer, but plugs into the computer end of the existing parallel cable. I'm OK with that since it gave me more length. When I plugged it in, the Mac recognized it as a new printer with a generic driver. All I needed to do was change the driver to the HP LaserJet 4 driver and it worked fine.I initially tried plugging this into a USB hub, but it only worked for a couple of sheets and then gave me a message that the printer was offline. I then plugged it directly into the Mac and it has worked perfectly since then. I also have another Mac and a PC on the network and they recognize the printer and print fine. 5Description off and old parallel cable needed, but it basically worksParallel port cables are not symmetrical--the end that connects to the printer is different than the end that connects to the computer. I assumed that the parallel port end of this cable would connect directly to a parallel port on the printer, but it does not. That turned out to be solvable in my case, because I still had the old parallel port cable that I had used to connect this printer to an old computer. I could keep the old parallel cable plugged into the printer, and then plug the C2G cable into the computer end of the old parallel cable. The USB port end of the C2G cable connected without problem into a standard USB port.Once connected, it was fine. My Windows 7 computer recognized the cable, and recognized my old LaserJet6l printer After finding a driver for the printer, and installing it, everything worked. The instructions caution you to uncheck the settings in the printer property dialog for bidirectional communication, and advanced printer settings, but my printer worked without even doing that. that might have been because this old 6L doesn't do bidirectional communication and has no advanced printing settings!I've given it four rather than five starts because of the confusion over how this cable is configured--someone without an old parallel printer cable would not have been able to make the connection. But once I had it connected, it seemed to work just fine. 4No parallel port needed!I have an older HP LaserJet 6P that is still going strong. However, my PC does not have a parallel port. This cable was a cheap and effective method of bridging that gap. The enclosed instructions are very detailed but I literally did not need to use them. It was 100% plug and play on my Windows 7 x64 system (I will be installing it in on a new Win10 x64 build soon.) Note that you must already have a parallel cable for your printer as this one effectively makes a parallel port for your parallel cable to use. 5This Device Works as it ShouldThere were multiple reviewers that indicated the device does not work. Other's had no issues whatsoever. It really depends on how old your printer is and what you have for a computer. I did have to call the "geek squad" to assist with installation of this device. My printer is an older laser jet and I didn't want to replace it. I bought a new computer with windows 8. It took the tech an hour or so of doing this and that before the system could read the printer but there was nothing wrong with the cable. So....bottom line, the cable works....but your current configuration on the computer may need to be adjusted. Also...you may need to download the correct drivers for the printer as well. Unless you are familiar with what is involved in this process and you download the correct drivers...you may say the cable does not work. Again...I have to stress...it isn't the cable. It does what it is supposed to do...which is to convert an old pin style cable to a USB cable. Good price. Nice product. Good Luck. 5HP Printers--Read this First!!There is an incompatibility between Windows 7 64-bit and many HP inkjet printers. Here is how to solve it:Following the C-T-G instructions, "install" your printer without connecting it. It may prompt you to download a driver from Microsoft. Choose a printer driver for the correct series (ie: choose HP720series driver for HC722C).Then download and install 3 patches from this HP web page:[...]Continue the C-T-G instructions for installing the adapter cable.It should work fine now, and you can even turn on spooling and the other features now.I gave this one star to get attention. Please click on "yes, helpful" to bring this to the top where more people will see it. If I had not found this cure, it would have remained one star and gone back to Amazon. Now it's performance is 5 star. BTW, I hope that tech support at C-T-S eventually learns this so they can be helpful. 5Worked Like a Charm to Connect my HP LaserJet to my LaptopIt did the job perfectly and easily.. connected my HP LaserJet 2100 to my Dell Laptop via USB. Just what I needed. My HP laser printer has a cord that is permanently attached to the printer on one end, and used to plug into the back of my PC on the other end, but my laptop lacks this type of connection.. all I needed to do was use this cable as an intermediary, plugging one end into the HP cord and the other end into my laptop, and voila, I have my laser printer back. I don't notice any degradation of throughput, the printer works just like it always has. I did not have to install any extra drivers, the laptop recognized my printer right away and it was off to the races. You just need to be sure that you examine the end of your printer cord that you need to adapt.. some have 25 pins, some have holes instead of pins, some have more than 25.. count the pins, note the shape, and order the right cable. I am happy with this purchase. 5
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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
  • Package Contents: One adapter cable, User manual
  • Note: 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

Fairy easy to install. Not plug and play. Need common sense.....I purchased this for my older HP Laserjet 1100 printer to connect it to my newer Win 7 and Win 10 laptops. It was fairly easy to install on both, but not according to the enclosed hard copy one page instructions. I had to half follow the instructions, follow common sense and then, back to the instructions. it does work without issues. It isn't a plug and play item. It was easier to install on my Acer Aspire Win 7 laptop than on the Toshiba Satellite Win 10. Overall, I like it and recommend it. My 1100 printer is nineteen years old and still works. Why not use it? 4BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!There is nothing that makes it obvious that this is FOR PRINTERS ONLY. It tricks you by saying things like "16899 USB To DB25 IEEE-1284 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable" and "The device is fully transparent to the user and is ideal for true bi-directional communication. This adapter auto-negotiates hardware recognition for faster protocol setup, and is fully plug-and-play compatible." so you're tricked into thinking you can convert devices such as Syquest SparQ Drives and non-printer devices.I got this thing today and there is a disclaimer on a piece of paper inside of the bad. The disclaimer that SHOULD BE in the product description but IT IS NOT.I will TYPE IT FOR YOU MANUALLY!NOTE: These adapters are NOT capable of supporting ANY device other than a basic parallel printer! These adapters DO NOT support multi-function devices, e.g. Print/Copy/Scan/Fax or All-in-One printers. These adapters are NOT recognized by the computer as a Parallel or LPT port, they are recognized as USB Printing Support.Had this been on the description of this product, I would have only bought ONE of these instead of two, seeing as besides my Syquest Drive I also have an old DeskJet 340 that is in pristine condition and has never been used, and they apparently still make cartriges for it.For the Syquest Drive I am going to try a USB to Serial (and that says it registers as a serial port) and then see if I can locate a parallel to serial converter and then MAYBE I can get it to work THAT way! :DSo yeah, if you need this thing for a printer, then cool. But if you were looking for an actual port-to-port conversion for devices, then this product will mislead you into thinking you can and then after you buy it, then it will clearly state that it can not. 3If you need a USB Parallel Port, this is *NOT* for you.If you need a USB Parallel Port, this is *NOT* for you.I wrongly assumed that since it mentioned USB to DB25 Parallel port in the title, I could use this for other devices that would connect via Parallel.The device does not show up as a Parallel port in Device Manager (Win 7). Documentation with device states:"These adapters are not capable of supporting any device other than a basic Parallel printer. These adapters do not support multi-function devices. e.g. Print/Copy/Scan/Fax or All-in-One printers. These adapters are not recognized by the computer as a Parallel or LPT port, they are recognized as USB Printing Support."I my haste to find a true parallel port, I must have missed that detail, don't make the same mistake. 2It works with iMacs and HP Laserjet 4LRecently I made the switch from a PC to an iMac. The transition has not been as smooth as I was hoping. It's taken me awhile to get used to the iMac and while I really like it for the most part, I'm still finding my iMac freezes up and crashes almost as often as my PC ever did--mostly when I have like 4-5 programs open and the internet going simultaneously. Kind of disappointing. Still, I like the iMac overall. And there is one thing I love about the iMac. You can plug almost anything into it and in my experience the computer almost always recognizes it immediately. That's what happened with my old printer and this cable.When I made the switch to iMac I found out that my old workhorse HP LaserJet 4L wouldn't plug into my shiny new iMac because there was no parallel printer port on the iMac and there was no USB connection port on the printer. So my old printer sat dormant for 5 months while I exclusively used my inkjet printer and tried to decide if I should junk the Laserjet and buy something new. Then a friend told me there were cables out there that could make the connection. So I checked here on Amazon and sure enough there were several options.I read a few of the reviews and decided on this cable since another reviewer had gone through virtually the same situation I had and made it work with his iMac. When I got this connection cable I plugged it into the end of the printer cable (Note: this connection cable doesn't plug right into your printer, you have to plug it into the end of your printer cable which is fine with me because it adds extra length).Taking the advice of another reviewer I plugged the new USB end of this cable directly into the back of the iMac (as opposed to plugging it into the USB hub I have). And dramatically...nothing happened. No window popped up on the iMac telling me that a new printer was installed or found or anything. Bummer, I thought. The thing didn't work.I looked at the instructions that came with the cable and there are NO instructions for using this with a Mac. There are only Vista instructions. So now I'm thinking either this thing doesn't work with a Mac after all or I'm going to have to go out on the internet and find a driver, etc. But then, out of curiosity I opened up System Preferences panel on the iMac and looked at the printer cue. Amazingly, there sat my HP 4L. Wow, I thought, the iMac never told me anything but just quietly hooked up my 4L ready to go.Sure enough, I opened up a Word document and tried to print it out on the Laserjet and it worked like a charm. So I don't have to junk my old HP LaserJet 4L after all. For the $17 I paid for this cable it was totally worth it! 5Works in iMac with an HP Laserjet 4Update 8/23/2012: When OSX 10.7 came out, the cable quit working with my LaserJet and I finally had to donate the printer and cable to someone running windows. I would no longer recommend using this on a newer OSX system.Original review: My PC recently died and I replaced it with a new iMac with Mac OSX 10.5. I love my LaserJet 4 since it is so reliable and cheap to operate, and didn't want to rely exclusively on my inkjet printer. I decided to give this cable a try since it had good reviews. I took a risk using it on a Mac since it didn't state that it supported Macs, but it ended up working perfectly.Installation was a breeze. Note that this cable does not plug directly into the printer, but plugs into the computer end of the existing parallel cable. I'm OK with that since it gave me more length. When I plugged it in, the Mac recognized it as a new printer with a generic driver. All I needed to do was change the driver to the HP LaserJet 4 driver and it worked fine.I initially tried plugging this into a USB hub, but it only worked for a couple of sheets and then gave me a message that the printer was offline. I then plugged it directly into the Mac and it has worked perfectly since then. I also have another Mac and a PC on the network and they recognize the printer and print fine. 5Description off and old parallel cable needed, but it basically worksParallel port cables are not symmetrical--the end that connects to the printer is different than the end that connects to the computer. I assumed that the parallel port end of this cable would connect directly to a parallel port on the printer, but it does not. That turned out to be solvable in my case, because I still had the old parallel port cable that I had used to connect this printer to an old computer. I could keep the old parallel cable plugged into the printer, and then plug the C2G cable into the computer end of the old parallel cable. The USB port end of the C2G cable connected without problem into a standard USB port.Once connected, it was fine. My Windows 7 computer recognized the cable, and recognized my old LaserJet6l printer After finding a driver for the printer, and installing it, everything worked. The instructions caution you to uncheck the settings in the printer property dialog for bidirectional communication, and advanced printer settings, but my printer worked without even doing that. that might have been because this old 6L doesn't do bidirectional communication and has no advanced printing settings!I've given it four rather than five starts because of the confusion over how this cable is configured--someone without an old parallel printer cable would not have been able to make the connection. But once I had it connected, it seemed to work just fine. 4No parallel port needed!I have an older HP LaserJet 6P that is still going strong. However, my PC does not have a parallel port. This cable was a cheap and effective method of bridging that gap. The enclosed instructions are very detailed but I literally did not need to use them. It was 100% plug and play on my Windows 7 x64 system (I will be installing it in on a new Win10 x64 build soon.) Note that you must already have a parallel cable for your printer as this one effectively makes a parallel port for your parallel cable to use. 5This Device Works as it ShouldThere were multiple reviewers that indicated the device does not work. Other's had no issues whatsoever. It really depends on how old your printer is and what you have for a computer. I did have to call the "geek squad" to assist with installation of this device. My printer is an older laser jet and I didn't want to replace it. I bought a new computer with windows 8. It took the tech an hour or so of doing this and that before the system could read the printer but there was nothing wrong with the cable. So....bottom line, the cable works....but your current configuration on the computer may need to be adjusted. Also...you may need to download the correct drivers for the printer as well. Unless you are familiar with what is involved in this process and you download the correct drivers...you may say the cable does not work. Again...I have to stress...it isn't the cable. It does what it is supposed to do...which is to convert an old pin style cable to a USB cable. Good price. Nice product. Good Luck. 5HP Printers--Read this First!!There is an incompatibility between Windows 7 64-bit and many HP inkjet printers. Here is how to solve it:Following the C-T-G instructions, "install" your printer without connecting it. It may prompt you to download a driver from Microsoft. Choose a printer driver for the correct series (ie: choose HP720series driver for HC722C).Then download and install 3 patches from this HP web page:[...]Continue the C-T-G instructions for installing the adapter cable.It should work fine now, and you can even turn on spooling and the other features now.I gave this one star to get attention. Please click on "yes, helpful" to bring this to the top where more people will see it. If I had not found this cure, it would have remained one star and gone back to Amazon. Now it's performance is 5 star. BTW, I hope that tech support at C-T-S eventually learns this so they can be helpful. 5Worked Like a Charm to Connect my HP LaserJet to my LaptopIt did the job perfectly and easily.. connected my HP LaserJet 2100 to my Dell Laptop via USB. Just what I needed. My HP laser printer has a cord that is permanently attached to the printer on one end, and used to plug into the back of my PC on the other end, but my laptop lacks this type of connection.. all I needed to do was use this cable as an intermediary, plugging one end into the HP cord and the other end into my laptop, and voila, I have my laser printer back. I don't notice any degradation of throughput, the printer works just like it always has. I did not have to install any extra drivers, the laptop recognized my printer right away and it was off to the races. You just need to be sure that you examine the end of your printer cord that you need to adapt.. some have 25 pins, some have holes instead of pins, some have more than 25.. count the pins, note the shape, and order the right cable. I am happy with this purchase. 5
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  • 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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