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Error Printing to LPTUSB1 for the printer Brother Hl-1230 series

AFter installing the Belkin USB to Parallel printer adapter using Win98 SE, it unstalls LPTUSB ports 1-6 but each one of them I assing to my laser printer retruns the same generic error although the Belkin device shows up as a device under USB Printers under "My Computer", it simply won't communicate. Any suggestions?

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Connect the device to a different usb port. Download the newest software/drivers from the Belkin web site. Remove the old software and install the newest downloaded version. Please supply the error.

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