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I have several older Macs & a Windows PC, all connected to an Apple 16/600PS laser printer. The arrangement has worked fine and minimized duplicating hardware. I'm thinking of upgrading the PC, but all newer models do NOT have parallel port connections -- only USB ports.
How does one deal with these changes in connectivity? Is there a way to connect parallel to USB?
Thanks.
Bill
Windows PC   Windows 2000   Apple 16/600PS Laser Printer

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Also, you did not indicate whether your other Macs
are simply old and using AppleTalk-over-Ethernet to
the printer, or really, really old and using
LocalTalk from the serial printer ports..
Grant,
Thanks for your suggestions. Yes, the Macs are pretty old (a Quadra and a PPC), but the LocalTalk network does just fine. My connectivity issue would be with any new PC, and Ethernet connectivity is certainly one option. Another is to buy a fairly cheap port replicator for a new laptop that gives one parallel port connectivity. One piece of new HW, no SW or driver changes to make -- that might be a more simple solution to the problem.
Again, my thanks.
Bill
  Windows 2000  
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