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Connecting parallel printer to OpenVMS? (LP37)

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The Question is:

Can I use the com2 serial port to connect a printer?  I wanted to connect an
old lp37 digital printer that use to be connected to our vax.  If the answer
is yet what is the device name or how do I set the printer up in vms?  What
type of cable can I use?

The Answer is :

  You will require a local or served parallel interface, as most LP37
  printers require a parallel connection -- COM2 is a serial port, not
  a parallel port.  A DECserver 250 is one possibility, since you are
  working with older gear -- this is a network device that provides a
  connection to a parallel printer.

answer written or last revised on ( 17-JAN-2000 )

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