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Parallel port problem

Postby simoha » Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:37 am

Hi,

I found your website and thinked maybe you could advice or help me with little problem I have with my DAQ card.

I have parallel port DAQ card which have 8 ADC 8 (max187) and 5 digital inputs. It is custom made as software also.

I have driver to run it on WIN XP.

I work well on my multiboot IBM (98 and XP) when I have set bi-directional mode from BIOS.

When I turn mode to ECP or EPP then it doesn't work anymore...

Where could I start finding problem ? do I have hardware (hope not DAQ card) or software problem ?

Thank you in advance,

BR,

Harri
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Postby Michael » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:48 am

Hello,

This depends on the device you have. Also, winXP does not like to use standard parallel port modes and the problem may lie here.

Have you considered using a USB to parallel port adapter?

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Postby simoha » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:53 am

Why should I use USB->parallel adapter ? I have LPT on my PC. Those USB adapter on WIN XP are only printing support, not REAL printer ports.

Turning mode from bi-directional to EPP or ECP makes problem....

All works well otherwise.
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Postby Sarah » Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:11 am

Hi

Thank you for your post.

The ECP and EPP modes are enhanced printer modes and thus will probably work in a slightly different way. To find out what is changing between the various modes you can research how they work and differ on the internet. I suspect the differences between the way the modes work is where the problem lies.

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