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I got a new computer for christmas, and strangely enough it does NOT
have a parallel port!......usb's coming out the ying yang....but no
paralell.  My problem is my hus viking embroidery card reader writer
uses paralell ports!....is there such a thing as an adapter for
paralell port on one side and usb on the other???  thanks for
listening

Re: Help with new computer

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My Singer XL5000 required a USB-to-serial adapter, and I found
lots using Google:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=USB+to+serial+adapter&btnG=Google+Search

If your requirement is really for USB-to-parallel:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&q=USB+to+parallel+adapter&btnG=Search

HTH,

Beverly



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On Fri, 29 Dec 2006 17:02:09 -0800, "BEI Design"

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Thanks beverly, but I dont think it is a serial port....it looks
bigger than a serial port......
thanks anyway~!


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The second link I provided was for the result of a google searh
for "USB-to-parallel adapter":

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&q=USB+to+parallel+adapter&btnG=Search

Did you look at any of them?

Beverly




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On Fri, 29 Dec 2006 18:01:16 -0800, "BEI Design"

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Yes, I did and thank you.....most everyone I talked to said they wont
recognize the dongle....do you think it would be better (aka cheaper)
to just buy another reader writer?....suggestions as to which?
thanks again


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Parallel/usb adapters are available. Belkin makes them, and I'm sure
that others do too. If your Viking reader-writer has the dongle
attached, it's possible that the dongle won't be readable via the usb
port. If that's the case, you might have to go out and get a parallel
port card that you install in a blank slot on the motherboard.

I'd suggest that you first do the most difficult thing: Try to contact
Viking and ask them!  (Contacting them ain't easy)

  - Herb


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I know....I've tried *sigh*.  yeah, the reader/writer has a dongle
attached.  And attaching a port card to the mother board is WAY beyond
my expertise.  Suggestions?
Thanks

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snicklefritz wrote:

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New software?
(that was a joke)

Try a usb/parallel adapter - it MAY work - try to get it somewhere
that has a good return policy.  Don't know where you are or what's
available locally - internet or mail orders are a pain if you have to
return a small item.

If it DOES need a real parallel port, installing a card is really VERY
easy if your computer has an available slot. It takes about 5 minutes
- 10 if you've never done it before. Just open the case, figure out
where it goes (pretty obvious), remove the little metal plate (about
1" x 4") that covers the opening where you'll access the connector,
and slide the card into the slot. It will fill the area where the
metal plate was. And put back the screw that held the metal plate - it
will now hold the card. Your OS will find the new hardware and you
shouldn't have to do anything else.

  - Herb

PS - if you're doing any searches for either usb/parallel adapters OR
a parallel port card, make sure you spell parallel right ;)

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Or have a small computer shop do it for you. They will probably charge
you 0 - $35 to install it and test the function. Explain how you want
to do it with the dongle or the internal card and let them do it. Most
of the tech nerds love a challenge anyway.

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Re: Help with new computer
On Fri, 29 Dec 2006 21:32:06 -0500, "John  Bengi"

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John, if you'd see the set up on this thing you would cringe at the
very thought of dismantling it and taking it anywhere LOL......it is
truly a feat of engineering that amazes me everytime every peripheral
works!!!
thanks again tho

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I also got a new copmputer last month and had the same problem.  No
printer port for the card writer.   I do not think you can buy an
adapter.  Husqvarna/Viking wants  to sell you a usb cardwriter
instead...  I took the comp back to the shop I got it from and had
them install the  parallel port.  Even then I had to go into the
device manager to change it to LPT 1 or LPT 2 as the default install
is apparently LPT 3 and the card writer will not recognize anything
but 1 or 2.
it works fine now.

Hope this info is of some use.  Good luck

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Thanks, I was trying for something easy and inexpensive, I guess those
2 words and anything husqvarna can't be used in the same sentence.  I
think my solution for now is using my old laptop that runs windows
98...we were using it for a paperweight anyway;)  Thanks for you help

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there is what appears to be a little metal plate in the back that
could possibly be a place for one...does the card come attached to
that?  Or do you have to take the shell off the puter....thats where I
get panicky.......would just buying a new reader writer be
cheaper/easier?....do you have a suggestion as to which?
thanks again

Re: Help with new computer
Have you changed your computer software from the one you used with your
Viking?  When I upgraded my computer I couldn't use the reader/writer with
Win XP.  My son split the HD and put Win 98 onto it, so I can use it.  My
machine is the Husqvana Rose, so pretty old.

I'm not an expert, but you may find a new reader/writer the easiest way all
round, if the software has been changed.

Joyce in RSA.

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Im afraid its not the software thats giving me the problem...the new
computer didnt come with a parallel port, only usb's...the reader
writer uses parallel ports...but thanks for the input

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I understood your problem, but envisioned your fixing the port problem, only
to find that it wouldn't work anyway, because of the software.

Joyce in RSA.

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with
all
NOT
writer
usb
parallel
contact
beyond



Re: Help with new computer
Bless us
ALL with:
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I am convinced <snicklefritz//cantfigureitout> is the one and the same
GymmyBobb//JP
Bengi, the evidence of posting history in the sister NG (ABCP) is just too much
coincidence to not recognise the pattern.
Add that to known posts in other NGs made before his DWEEBTV arse
got slammed in Groups he decided to troll through., and you have a complete
picture.
This 'thread' has all the hallmarks, I am surprised yALL<g> do not recognise
them!! :-*
Forgotten the "My laptop is busted" thread, the "My Grandson is dying"
thread..what about
the <Destiny> and <Sadie> efforts..all 'genuine' contributions, Herb?

Please accept my Laughter as _genuine_!!

The link below carries some interesting reading in consideration of how
GymmyBob//Bengi
operates, the similarities between GB and "Mr. Obo" being measures of very close
parallels..and I am not simply pointing at the Spelling and Grammar :-~
http://www.419eater.com/html/bigman.htm
    #~Indications are that Advance Fee Fraud grosses hundreds of
    #millions of dollars annually and the losses are continuing     to
    #escalate. In all likelihood, there are victims who do not     
    #report their losses to authorities due to either fear
    #or embarrassment.

As I see it, Herb, there is little difference between AFF and the trolling of
"socially
orientated" NGs in order to create a maladaptive ambience. Certainly the basic
starter
skills are identical:
     a belief the World owes them
     a financially challenged background  
     a total noncomprehension of "standard English"
I am torn between which is the lesser of the two evils
(in UseNET Groups), the obsessed pariah or the obsessed
egotistical Quixote types. Either one is often equally harmful to calming NG
operational
functions. Either one often demands kloo-bies be posted in response :-/

Your work (thread), Herb... and that of the others has been quite a giggle for
GB, I would
offer, particularly in light of the fact it _is_ a standard "HITB Syndrome"**
type troll!
Here is the framework of how to respond to such posts:
<quote>
I am of the opinion _you_ are trolling this NG. The information you ask for can
be
discovered using your own time in following these approaches.
Post your problem to:
alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt
0r
Use a Search Engine:
http://tinyurl.com/y4cbbd
http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/search/web/Parallel%252Bto%252Busb%252Badapter/1/-/1/-/-/-/1/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/417/top/-/-/-/1
<quote>

Now you tell me, Herb... someone who deals daily with medical paraphernalia, has
raised a
family of their own, has made access to NGs for over two years, operates a
complex (?)
sewing machine (and ALL that entails)
..has not got enough of a clue to type in "Where are parallel to USB connectors"
or "Where
are USB to parallel connectors" into _any_ SE???
C'mon Herb...gimme a  break!

        rH
--
HITB: "There is a hole in the bucket Dear Elisa, a hole"

Re: Help with new computer
rH also known as Digi and me Pixie wrote: ;-B
....snippy
      >  C'mon Herb...gimme a  break!


Speaking of breaks rH,, your,,...umm,,..our,,..ummm,,...my,,;-)...embroidery
machine needs more sewing thread. Head into town for some more ok?
      >    rH


Pixie your loving Sock kiss!!! ooxxoxooo
Uncle Bob, and Wolfman says hello!
--
/me waves to John B!



Re: Help with new computer
Get a PCI Parallel Port card - install in a PCI slot .. and off ya
go (had the same issue myself not long ago... I used an old pci
card, that came with one of my scanners, years ago.

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