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Mapping a USB port to an LPT port
y2jake215Lars von TrihardIf it’s harmed, it harmed me, it’ll harm me, I let it inRegistered Userregular
So, in the lab I'm working in, we're replacing a bunch of equipment, adding new computers, etc. I just set up a new computer, and need to attach it to a certain piece of equipment to read in some data. However, the equipment only outputs using a parallel printer port cable. The new computer has no printer port, only USB ports. I got my hands on a parallel port to USB port adapter, plugged that in, and installed the drivers. Here's where the problem comes in - the computer program that actively reads in the data only has 3 choices for which port to read from - LPT1, LPT2, and LPT3. There's no way to add any more, and this is the ONLY program which can do what I need (it's specific to the equipment).
So my question is, is there any way to get the computer to treat this USB port as "LPT1"? So that when this program looks at LPT1, it just goes to the USB port I'm using? Any help on this would be great. Thanks
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