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Scanner operation Connecting a DP-1810P to a computer through a parallel-pci port. Cannot get bidirectional communication. Tried different settings with no success. Am able to print when the bidirectional setting is not selected; however, when the bidirectional setting is set , the printer shows offline status. The Status Monitor produces message that connection does not exist. Is there some settings on the LPT port that will resolve the bidirectional communication with the printer? Thanks

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You will need at least a USB connection for bidirectional support.

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There is no delay, or connection problems as I've seen in so many complaints about USB to Parallel or Legacy Serial adapters. Printing is Instant.

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Within Vista, set the Canon ISScan software to run in Windows 98 compatibility mode, to allow use of the TWAIN driver.

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what you can do as an option is to find a parallel print server, or you may connet the copier to the router with a builtin parallel print server

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