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IOGEARUSB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0')
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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    (16)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Highly compatible (9)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Durable construction (7)
  • Strong connection points (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Computer equipment (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (8), Budget shopper (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9), Business (6)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (3)

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5.0

It works

By joe

from neenah, wi

About Me Low bandwidth user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

      I hooked this to an old LaserJet 4L and it worked. I had previously tried another cable (different brand) and it didn't work. It may have been the information provided with the Iogear cable that made the difference, but I haven't tried the other cable since so I don't know if it does work or not. The other cable lacked the information I needed. Too often products come with no or inadequate information.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      "Form AND Function in a small package."

      By Drewman

      from CT Shoreline

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Cord could be longer

      Best Uses

      • Printer Enabler

      Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

      I was very pleased when I located this item at B&H. First off, the adapter allowed me continued use of my old (still functioning) printer, without having to purchase a new one. Secondly, B&H was selling this product considerably less than a well-known office supply superstore, who was selling it at about 2.5 times as much. I would have preferred if the 6-foot cord were a little longer.

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      • No

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      5.0

      UmuSB Kidding!

      By Video Joe from Kokomo

      from Lexington, KY

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable

      Cons

      • No problems

      Best Uses

      • Computer Equipment

      Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

      I needed a converter for my office printer. Its an older HP LaserJet, which still used a parallel cable for interface to my computer dock. When I recently received a computer upgrade, no parallel port was available. This cable did the job, and i'm still using the same old printer.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Great way to keep an old printer running

      By HPLaserjet

      from Rhode Island

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable construction
      • Highly Compatible
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer Equipment

        Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

        Ideal for connecting an old workhorse parallel printer to a network through an airport extreme. Flawless and foolproof.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Grear Price

        By BWL

        from New York, NY

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

        We just changed to a windows 7 workstation in my office. Opps no more parallel ports. Our great reliable HP laser jet did not need to be replaced. Enter B and H with a solution at a GREAT price. !/2 of what Mirco-Center was charging. Adapter works great!!! Thanks B and H

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Parallel to USB

        By cyborg

        from Highlands Ranch, CO

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Highly Compatible
        • Reliable
        • Strong Connection Points

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computer Equipment

          Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

          I upgraded to a quad core with 64bit processor and the motherboard did not have a parallel port.

          The reason I'm not giving this a 5 rating is because even with the printer on the same desk the cable was about 2-3 feet short. Lucky that in my past life I was a Systems Engineer and had extra USB extenders for the cable otherwise I would have had to wait for an extender to be able to use the product.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Works great!

          By Computer guy

          from USA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

              This product works great for it's intended use.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Best [$] I spent in a while

              By Roger

              from Manhattan

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable construction
              • Highly Compatible
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

                  I came across an old HP 4L Laser printer at the back of the closet, and having a lot of b&w draft printing to do, figured out that using the old printer and toner might be a better idea than using the brand new machine I bought a short while ago . . . the Iogear parallel to usb adapter was the best (few bucks) money spent . . . easy to hook up, worked flawlessly and still going stron, page after page

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                  5.0

                  Truly plug & play on Windows XP

                  By Karol

                  from Lousiville, KY

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Highly Compatible

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Computer Equipment

                    Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

                    2 yrs ago I got a cheaper cable that worked, so I originally ordered 2 more of the same cable (neither of which worked). Then I read reviews of this cable & ordered 2 of them to hook our HP Laser Jet 5 to the new computers. Both of them worked great, no setup, the computer recognized them & they work great.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Worked perfectly

                    By Edward

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Highly Compatible

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Computer Equipment

                      Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

                      Seamlessly connected an iMac to an older HP.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Revive older printers to new computers

                      By Cullbuster

                      from Redmond, WA

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Computer Equipment

                        Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

                        I used the adapter to hook my Windows 7 64bit Dell to an older HP 4L Laser printer. My new PC didn't have the correct parallel port, but plenty of USB 2.0 ports. The cable made it possible to make use of an old reliable printer that I can use for simple text prints. It's just a cable so not much more to say then that and it works.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        [...]

                        By Bob

                        from Schenectady, NY

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable construction
                        • Reliable
                        • Strong Connection Points

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Computer Equipment

                          Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

                          Hooked it up to a HP DeskJet 842C, loaded the driver, plugged in the USB to our Dell laptop and I was good to go in about 10 minutes after opening package

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          IOGEAR GUC1284B -- Works Perfectly!!!

                          By Eddie

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable construction
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Works in Seconds

                          Cons

                          • None that I can find

                          Best Uses

                          • Computer Equipment
                          • Parallel
                          • USB

                          Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

                          Needed to be able to print from my newer laptop (which doesn't have the older parallel printer port, only USB ports) to connect to my HP Laserjet 4M. Read a LOT of comments online about people having problems with certain "cheaper" cables, but the IOGEAR GUC1284B cable/adapter consistently had good reviews.Purchased it from B&H at a VERY fair price, [...] B&H is a GREAT source to purchase from.Given I have a Windows XP machine (and not an older Windows 95/98/ME machine, which would require use of the included CD/Driver) I simply plugged the cable into my laptop, everything was automatically recognized, and I printed a test page within seconds!!!In short, great product... great company to order from. Would HIGHLY recommend both.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Practical gear is always needed

                          By Panamerican Girl

                          from Titusville, Florida

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable construction
                          • Reliable
                          • Strong Connection Points

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Computer Equipment

                            Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

                            I needed this cable to connect my printer to the computer. It does what it is suppose to do.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Thank you magical wires!

                            By 900hp

                            from USA

                            About Me Value Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Highly Compatible

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Computer Equipment

                              Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

                              This cable worked instantly and perfectly as a solution to connect a HP LaserJet 6MP (ca. 1996) to an Apple Airport Extreme, for use with an Intel iMac running 10.6 Snow Leopard. Frankly I was amazed at how simple this was.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Simply Works

                              By mooscat

                              from Israel

                              About Me Value Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable construction
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Computer Equipment

                                Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

                                I plugged it into my good old HP 690 deskjet, other end (usb) into the laptop and it works (after a one minute of auto install). Didnt install the added CD, so Im not sure if something is missing...
                                Overall: Good working product.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Good Buy

                                By GB

                                from New Orleans, LA

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Computer Equipment

                                  Comments about IOGEAR USB to Parallel Printer Adapter (6.0'):

                                  I used this product with an old HP 4L Laserjet printer and it worked without a problem.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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