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Parallel dongle will not work with new system that only has USB connections

I have a Designer 1 with a paralle dongle. I now have a new computer and parallel connections are no longer available. I purchased a USB to parallel convertor cable and it appears to be mapped to LPT1. The software does not see the dongle. I am using the VIP software. Is there a setting somewhere that I need to check to see why the dongle is not found.

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  • nisnoger Apr 16, 2009

    I have a new Dell Inspiron 1545 and I can not find how to change or check the BIOS settings.

  • nisnoger Apr 17, 2009

    Service tag # is 19K09H1.



    Geekman, thanks for the reply, but neither Viking or the software supplier seem to want to respond to requests. Sent messages a month ago and then again this week. No response.

  • nisnoger Apr 28, 2009

    WE tried a PCI card and the dongle is still not found. So, it looks like we either maintain the old system, upgrade to the latest software or find new software that does not require a dongle.



    We are very disappointed in the lack of response or support from Husqvarna.



    Thanks for all responses.

  • mr Overland May 11, 2010

    i get laptop info from Inspiron 1545 model



    would need the DELL service tag#

    to corectly ID your system

  • mr Overland May 11, 2010

    need to check bios an turn on USB ehci controlier



    also load your dongle driver for your OS

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Those dongles will only work on a PC that have a "legacy" parallel port. Adapters will not work and even a PCI parallel port card will not work. The drivers that access those dongles were written to access the hardware(PC) directly with the old parallel ports at their real hardware address and not through the Windows OS as an LPT.

You may want to check with the vendor that supplied the dongle if they have a USB replacement as most vendors have gone that route with their dongles.

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The dongle only works with a standard parallel port, not a USB parallel port adapter, It may be possible that a PCI parallel adapter card will work with the dongle. Check it first with the supplier and or software supplier of Designer 1.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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    Chris Hingee Apr 18, 2009

    See if you can borrow or buy on condition of refund if it doesn't work a PCI LPT1 prnter port card. Otherwise you need to use a older computer with a standard LPT1 printer port.

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