<CT> Dual Printers on Win3.1

  • From: "George R. Stilwell, Jr." <GRSJr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 19:56:31

Not exactly a Calmira question, but I just inherited an old color printer
and I want to attach it to my old pentium machine along with the
laser printer. Problem is the machine has no LPT2 port.

I know I can get a card to make an LPT2, maybe even find a way to attach it to
the old scuzzy bus (assuming I could find an antique card), but what about
a 2-way parallel port switch? Can I install both printers on LPT1 using
the switch to choose which one is attached? I realize I'll have to select 
which printer to print to, but will I have to re-boot to do this? Seems like
that shouldn't be necessary, but a local shop said it will be.

Is there some other inexpensive and simple way to do this. Getting a
network up and buying the cards seems overkill. I'll probably only use
the color printer once a month.

Thanks for helping this novice,

Ray
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