USB to parallel for printer HP LaserJet 4mL

Markus Hoenicka markus.hoenicka at
Tue May 20 12:38:32 UTC 2014

At 2014-05-19 15:49, Matthias Apitz was heard to say:
> Hello,
> I have an older printer HP LaserJet 4mL which always worked nicely when
> attached to my FreeBSD servers/laptops using its parallel interface.
> Now I do not have any such laptop with parallel anymore. Are there any
> recommendations for an USB to parallel interface for printers?
> Thanks in advance
> 	matthias

Not quite USB to parallel, but rather RJ45 to parallel: we used to have 
a JetDirect external network adapter for an old LaserJet in our lab 
which did the trick for us. Used or refurbished ones seem to be 
affordable. I guess you have some sort of switch or router to connect 
your laptop to.


Markus Hoenicka
AQ score 38

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