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Printer to PC cable

How do I connect a PC with a small printer out to a printer with a wide entry point?

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You can purchase an LPT to USB adapter, which connects old printers(parallel LPT) to new cards. Estimate cost is 30-40 us $. You could also get an LPT card for your PC, estimated 20-30 us.

Posted on Feb 21, 2006

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Yes the fax can be connected to your computer to use as a printer as well.
There is a small square hole at the back of the machine coverred with a piece of plastic.
It is a USB connection.
You will need a USB printer cable and in the box that the machine came in is a CD with the relative drivers.
If you for some reason no longer have the driver CD then log onto the "brother solutions Centre" web site at http://www.brother.com .under product support select USA English.
Fourth line down , second box from the left click on FAX from the drop down list select Fax2820 Select downloads.
Step 1 select "drivers"
Step 2 select your current operating system
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Next pop-up screen select "more information " on the package that suits your previous entries
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