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Connect an Hp laserjet printer through a card : pcmcia/2 parallel ports

My windows xp system can't recognize the Hp laserjet printer 1100 when I connect it to my laptop through a pcmcia card which converts pcmcia bus to two parallel printer ports. I think a driver is missing, windows installation wizard can't find it on the internet.

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Hi check out the following link...

http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Lookup?h_lang=en&h_cc=us&cc=us&h_page=hpcom&lang=en&h_client=S-A-R163-1&h_pagetype=s-002&h_query=Hp+laserjet+printer+1100&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

I was not sure if yours is Hp laserjet printer 1100 or Hp laserjet printer 1100se or Hp laserjet printer 1100xi... or the all in one series....

Just check out the model... from the site the link takes you to choose the appropriate printer model... then select the Operating System you use and then download the driver...

I just wanted to be doubly sure that you gave the right printer model... Just in case...


Am sure this link would have taken you to the driver you were looking for...

If the problem still persists after downloading and installing the appropriate driver just leave a comment i will check it out...

FixYa!!!


Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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