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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Works well in Linux – USB 2.0 to CN36 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable (100CM) Reviews

posted by Hyvatti on 11/12/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Worked right out of the box without any fiddling with drivers with Fedora Linux. The short 85 cm long cable good when you are using a printer occasionally with a laptop and it does not take too much storage space, as a longer roll of cable would.
Cons:
Cable is only 85 cm long, so it is shorter than 1 m specification and quite short for any fixed installation. Usually the printer is not so close to the computer. But an extension cable will fix that. The 3 m USB extension cable 34023 works well with this adapter.
Other:
Nice that there is a product with this price so that I can use an older printer with centronics connectors and new laptops and desktops that do not have the parallel port any more.
Bottomline:
Get this if you need USB to centronics printer connection.

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