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  • posted bynesferatos on 11/14/2011

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 monthPros:I've bought it to programming AVR microcontrollers. I've tried it under linux (ubuntu x64), using "5-wired" easy-to-make homemade AVR-programmer with buffer 74hc244n. Everything works great! I've programmed it using Ponyprog2000 program and avrdude co... Read more

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  • posted byXudonax on 07/27/2010

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 monthPros:Really simple to install, just shutdown your computer, plug in the card and start your computer. Drivers are automatically installed on just about all operating systems (Windows XP, Vista, 7, Linux). Really usefull when you are trying to program a ARM developme... Read more

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  • posted byphoebus16 on 02/05/2010

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 monthPros:It just works! I have tested it with a lcd character display and works as expected. That means that is a real port and not just for printers like the usb-parallel converters. Cons:No cons really, the price could be a little better but still it worths it if you need it. O... Read more

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  • posted bynahiko on 05/19/2009

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 monthPros:Very good card, it is not a fake parallel port, it is an actual parallel port. It works as it is supposed to. I bought it to get some digital outputs out from my computer, and so I did, and it works really good. It is easy to install the card and the driver. Co... Read more

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  • posted byflye75 on 03/01/2009

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 monthPros:- cheap. all the shops i look at sells this at double the price. - good for pc that doesn't come with any parallel port. - works 100% with my CNC program (mach 3) - very good, no complains actually Cons:- there's no instructions/ model number inside the box. - Driver CD... Read more

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  • posted byFossalta on 02/10/2009

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 monthPros:Adds a standard parallel port to a PC Works better than a USB/Parallel convertor because it actually shows as a parallel port and not a USB printing device. This means that it also works for scanner devices! Very cheap compared to other manufacturers. Easy to i... Read more

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  • posted byDrKlahn on 02/05/2008

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 monthPros:These are inexpensive, solid cards that worked on every system (W98 and XP) I installed them in. The Windows XP Control Panel driver configuration even allows you to set interrupt usage -- none, avoid if possible, or use freely.Cons:Plug-and-pray sees the card... Read more

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  • posted byCQ2000 on 01/31/2008

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 weekPros:Price.Cons:Driver supplied did not work for me. Manufacture's driver is here: http://www.moschip.com/html/MCS9805.htmlOtherThoughts:This card does not use standard parallel port IO 0x378 and IRQ 7. If your device relies on standard (legacy ISA) configuration, thi... Read more

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  • posted byCountZero on 01/21/2008

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 weekPros:Gives a working parallel port and works under linux. No special drivers needed. Works with Jtag adapers.Cons:None OtherThoughts:uses moschip mcs9805Bottomline:Don't have enough parallel ports on your computer for jtag adapters/stepper control/whatever? Get this. Read more

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