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Parallel-USB Adapter for HP LaserJet Printer? Anyone Have Experience/Suggestion?


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When I first picked up my iMac G5, it didn't occur to me that it wouldn't have a Parallel Port for my HP LaserJet 6P.

I did some googling and found a Parallel-USB Adapter. Will this work?

If so, the question becomes, which one do I buy? I've seen some generic ones for $14.99 on Tiger Direct, a $69 one from Belkin, and a $39 from Keyspan that talks about their proprietary Printer Configuration software.

Do I really need software?! It should just be plug 'n play, right?

Does anyone have experience using any of these and have a suggestion or two on 'em?

Thanks!
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When I first picked up my iMac G5, it didn't occur to me that it wouldn't have a Parallel Port for my HP LaserJet 6P.

I did some googling and found a Parallel-USB Adapter. Will this work?

If so, the question becomes, which one do I buy? I've seen some generic ones for $14.99 on Tiger Direct, a $69 one from Belkin, and a $39 from Keyspan that talks about their proprietary Printer Configuration software.

Do I really need software?! It should just be plug 'n play, right?

Does anyone have experience using any of these and have a suggestion or two on 'em?

Thanks!
I have the Belkin F5u002 one, and yes it does work. As long as there is a Mac driver for the printer it should work with no problem. I used it on an Ibm 4019 printer, but Mac doesn't have a driver for that printer, but the printer has an HP emulation mode, so wa la, it works...
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A close friend of mine and his wife owned a HP LaserJet 6P. They sold it without asking me first about drivers for OSX. I checked and the HP LaserJet 6P is there. So like James said, with the Parallel-USB Adapter it should work fine. I know James HP worked with it.
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