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Thread: Parallel splitter?




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    Can anyone point me in the direction of a splitter for a parallel port so i can use a printer and scanner off the one parallel port?

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    hmm... wrong forum buddy :\

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    This should be the place.
    You can buy add on cards that will supply the extra ports ya want but most scanners have a port on them to daisy chain the printer off. :smokin:
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    It s not a paralell splitter that you need but a switchbox. there are two types manual and automatic. the difference being the manual ones tend to be uni-directional only so they will only work with some printers [advantage is they are super cheap]. the automatic ones come are bi-directional and will automatically route whatever job to the proper device.. [they start around $40 us though not including the cost of cables]

    A PCI paralell port card is a wiser investment you'll add a paralell port to your PC and each device will have its own port for half the cost of the switch box.

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    I'm with Wiggo. Most scanners, be it SCSI or parallel have a input and an output port on the back, so you can daisy chain devices...

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    Where could i get a parallel card from and how much they cost?

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    lemme guess, you just felt the need to share your scanner's work with us? :)

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    Most PC shops should have them, a PCI one might set you back about $50 or so
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    Ok here are a couple of links for ya,
    http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/show_product.php3?t=4 (a bit rich though)
    http://www.eyo.com.au/items.html?CatID=7;SubCatID=64 (much better prices)
    http://www.cougar.com.au/index.cfm?ID=33&PART=4368
    http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.st...ct/View/XH6650
    Or try one of these cheap switch boxes http://jaycarstore.webfactory.com.au...xx/XC-5062.jpg which cost around $20aus and Jaycar have them plus alot of other PC stores.
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    Thanks Wiggo.

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