Printer Port Installation Method
Get to know more about tips to install printer port
A printer port is also known as the parallel port. The printer port is a hardware interface that connects the peripheral devices like printers to a central computer system. Printer ports are used to add many different types of external devices to the computer. The advancement of technology has replaced the parallel ports by the universal serial bus or USB. Before the revolution of USB devices, the parallel ports were the foremost means of data transmission to the peripheral components. Modems, fax machines, removable zip drives, scanners and external drives could feature a printer port connection. At present, the creation of USB had made these peripheral devices into the new format. Many of the standard printers still feature parallel type of port.
Below are the needs to install the printer port and the tips to install printer port:
- Need for Printer Port Installation
- Parallel Port Printer Installation
- USB Printer Port Installation
Need for Printer Port Installation
Today most of the printers work with any of the printer port modes. The printer ports help you in the connection of printer to your computer. So you could perform your printing jobs with greater speed and accuracy. The parallel port and the USB port connection is very simple to get your printer plugged or unplugged very easily.
Parallel Port Printer Installation
First of all connect one end of the parallel data cable to the printer and other end to the computer. Make sure that you had made the connections properly. Then connect the power adapter of the printer. Then turn on the computer and enter into the BIOS mode. In the BIOS, check whether the LPT port mode is properly set or not. After that you should use the device driver CD to install your printer drivers into the computer. Now your printer will work properly.
Connect your printer to the system using a USB cable, when the printer power is off. Then turn on the printer and allow the computer to detect the new hardware. From the printer manufacturer, download the printer drivers and install them in your system. Select the install from list or specific location option from the found new hardware wizard. From 'Include this location' window, select the driver which you had downloaded from the website. Then choose your printer model and click 'Next' to finish.
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