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I just got a new computer and when I went to insert the  "dongle"  for =
my embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there =
was no parallel port.  Apparently all new computers hook up the printer =
to a USB port.

Is there a cable that has a USB on one end and a female parallel port =
type connector on the other end?

Any help from anyone who encountered the same problem would be =
appreciated.

Dottie


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4-2LGW wrote:

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embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there was no
parallel port.  Apparently all new computers hook up the printer to a USB port.
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Yes, there are many parallel-usb converters available.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=parallel+usb+converter&btnG=Google+Search

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embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there was no
parallel port.  Apparently all new computers hook up the printer to a USB port.
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Yes, you can get a USB to Serial adaptor.  I bought a "Belkin" brand for this
purpose, but they are
not cheap.  Around $50.  You can get cheaper ones, but they may or may not work.

5 foot 2

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5 foot 2 wrote:

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embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there was no
parallel port.  Apparently all new computers hook up the printer to a USB port.
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That's USB to Parallel ... the wiring is different.

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embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there was no
parallel port.  Apparently all new computers hook up the printer to a USB port.
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Thanks for the correction Herb.  You are right.

5 foot 2

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Good luck on this - I ended up upgrading my software (many $$$).
Couldn't get the old parallel to work!


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embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there was no
parallel port.  Apparently all new computers hook up the printer to a USB port.
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Ok HERB...I take back my "You are right".   I just installed Artlink to an old
computer and needed
to use my Belkin adaptor.  Since I had never used it on this particular computer
before I also had
to install the driver.  Guess what is written on the driver disk?

Belkin
USB/SERIAL ADAPTOR
Drivers for:
Yadda...yadda...yadda....


5 foot 2

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Yes, you're correct.  The difference between what they sell as
Parallel vs Serial adapters is the physical connector. DB25 was used
for both; the difference was that the parallel port had a male
connector at the computer end while the serial connector was female.
- or maybe it was the other way round :)  Later serial ports used the
smaller 9-pin connectors. DB25 cables (and therefore adapters) are
identical, as you said. It's the USE that each wire is put to that's
different.

  - Herb

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Check ebay, they are much cheaper there.  From memory I paid $8 with a
few dollars postage.

Hope this helps?


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http://www.emtcompany.com/products/cables/usbdb25-usb-to-db25-cable.htm

http://sewelldirect.com/USB-to-DB25-Adapter.asp

http://www.outletpc.com/c6680.html

Your local computer/tech store may have them, too.

HTH,

Beverly




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On Sat, 09 Jun 2007 18:27:50 -0700, BEI Design wrote:

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Some of those may not work with a software dongle. The page for the middle
device above specifically points that out:

"Please note that this adapter only
works for printers and not other devices (including "All-in-one printers
with scan/fax functions), such as product keys. Consider a true parallel
port for your laptop or PC."

It might be best to check the support people for specific software to see
if their parallel dongle will work with such a device.

gwh

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On 10 Jun 2007 09:58:05 GMT, "G. Wayne Hines"

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Unfortunately I had the same problem....and while some people told me
to install a parallel port, that is unfortunately beyond my scope of
expertise.  I tried about 5 different "adapters" none of them worked.
Finally resorted to using a very old lap top *sigh* ....just couldnt
afford the upgrades.

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embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there was no
parallel port.  Apparently all new computers hook up the printer to a USB port.
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snicklefritz reminded me ... the best option, one that's just about
guaranteed to work, and it's NOT expensive, is to ADD a parallel port
to your computer.

They're available as a separate card, with the connector on the back.
Inserting a card is very easy; you open the computer case, unscrew
(one screw) a cover plate, and insert the card into an obvious slot.
Then replace the screw. That's ALL there is to it.

- Herb

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embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there was no
parallel port.  Apparently all new computers hook up the printer to a USB port.
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 Herb is right,  I had to add a parallel port to my new computer and
it is a great deal cheaper than upgrading the software.  Most if not
all adapters will not work.

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I use an adaptor all the time for my serial port dongle/box , without
problems (and know of many others who do as well), so this is not a
true statement.  

If you cannot get an adaptor to work, your next step would be a
serial/parallel port on a card, provided that your desktop has an
appropriate slot open.

Some adaptors do not work bidirectionally, and those people always
have trouble with.  Many other people have trouble because they fail
to install the adaptor correctly to begin with, and installed
incorrectly, the adaptor is completely useless (and very frustrating
to boot).

me

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embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there was no
parallel port.  Apparently all new computers hook up the printer to a USB port.
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On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 02:55:00 +0000, Herb wrote:

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embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there was no
parallel port.  Apparently all new computers hook up the printer to a USB port.
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Place heavy emphasis on the "just about guaranteed". In some cases,
Windows XP ( don't even mention Vista ) doesn't seem to want to allow the
software to communicate properly with the parallel port, so neither the
dongle nor the embroidery card reader/writer will work properly, if at all.

Options in this case are to partition the hard drive and install an older
version of Windows along with XP, or buy software and hardware that will
work with XP.

gwh

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Thanks to all for your input on this.  I am going to put a parallel port =
in the computer and see how that goes.

Dottie
  I just got a new computer and when I went to insert the  "dongle"  for =
my embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there =
was no parallel port.  Apparently all new computers hook up the printer =
to a USB port.

  Is there a cable that has a USB on one end and a female parallel port =
type connector on the other end?

  Any help from anyone who encountered the same problem would be =
appreciated.

  Dottie


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I installed a parallel port in my computer to assemble the dongle.  I =
have done everything humanly possible, installed and ran Sentinel =
SSDClean.exe, installed SSD5411-32bit.exe, run the compatibility =
program, reinstalled the Husqvarna Customizing program, and still I get =
the msg "no dongle found".

Any more help on this problem is appreciated.
  I just got a new computer and when I went to insert the  "dongle"  for =
my embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there =
was no parallel port.  Apparently all new computers hook up the printer =
to a USB port.

  Is there a cable that has a USB on one end and a female parallel port =
type connector on the other end?

  Any help from anyone who encountered the same problem would be =
appreciated.

  Dottie


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everything humanly possible, installed and ran Sentinel SSDClean.exe, installed
SSD5411-32bit.exe, run the compatibility program, reinstalled the Husqvarna
Customizing program, and still I get the msg "no dongle found".
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Are you using Version 5 of the Husqvarna programs? I am just guessing
because VIP's dongle was a USB one (purple).
I saw your earlier post and you said you bought your D1 in 2000 when
Customizer 5 was still being sold. I got my D1 then and bought the
software a year later.

I am not sure, but I don't think it is a hardware problem. There is
nothing wrong with the ports you have bought (at a guess).
I could run it (Version 5) on Win98, but never tried it on XP, can't
imagine it would work on Vista when a Hasp4 fix had to be created to
deal with the problems of Hus4D on some computers.

I am supposing the "no dongle found" msg is the operating system
saying "haven't got a clue". Like it did for Hus3D (on some
computers). Later XP had included it's own Hasp files and wouldn't let
the Husqvarna ones override it until a "fix" was posted on Husqvarna's
site.
I think the Version 5 is just now to dated for the newer operating
systems to cope with. Like trying to run your favourite DOS program on
Vista - would that work anymore? Herb? 5 foot 2? Is it possible
without massive fiddling of settings?

I am only guessing, as I have had Version 5, VIP (free upgrade)  and
now Hus3D (just free). I can't imagine that Husqvarna would have a
dongle fix for Version 5. I get laughed at (at the dealer's) because I
still use the VIP as my primary program. I liked it and know it inside
out. Hus3D dropped a couple of the features I really liked, so I do
what I can in VIP and use 3D when I have to.

Have you been over to alt.binaries.crafts.pictures and downloaded the
Hus3D program? It was posted a little while back, so I don't know if
it is still on your provider. You won't need a dongle at all.
Some operating systems need to run the Hasp fix that is posted on most
Husqvarna websites as a "no hasp found" message started coming up with
newer versions of XP for Hus3D.

I feel your pain as to the cost of just keeping up with Husqvarna. I
stuck with the VIP and only use the Organizer part of 3D for the most
part. I wouldn't have that if it wasn't posted on abcp. 3D is not much
use to me anyway as my D1 can't read the new colors in the color
palettes. I still have to stick to the default colors when writing to
disk. Otherwise they all turn mostly grey.

See if the 3D is still on your provider from abcp.
Otherwise you are going to have to go back to Win98 somehow.
I don't think the newer operating system recognises the dongle because
it is so "old". Hey, I like old - it's comforting!
Between Microsoft and Husqvarna changing their programs all the time,
I need to go back to knitting as my hobby or win the lottery :-(

Foxymoron


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embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there was no
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everything humanly possible, installed and ran Sentinel SSDClean.exe, installed
SSD5411-32bit.exe, run the compatibility program, reinstalled the Husqvarna
Customizing program, and still I get the msg "no dongle found".
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embroidery software in the parallel port of  the computer I saw there was no
parallel port.  Apparently all new computers hook up the printer to a USB port.
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Before we can provide any assistance Dottie, we need to have a little bit more
information.

What is the Operating System on your computer? Win XP, Win Vista...etc.
What software are you running and what is the version? Hus 3D Ver?....etc.

Then we can give you some more assistance, otherwise we will be guessing and
probably confusing you
more.

5 foot 2

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