View Full Version : No response from printers after installing a printer splitter box

03-09-2001, 11:43 PM
Have installed splitter box to LPT1 parallel port. Keep getting a time out has occured and to increase the time out settings.
Any ideas

04-09-2001, 07:13 AM
Are you sure you are using the right cable between the splitter and the computer? You need a parallel cable, not a serial - they can look the same.
Then of course, check the basics - are the cables all seated firmly?

04-09-2001, 08:53 AM
Thanks for reply.
What is the diff between a serial & // cable.?
Is a // cable thicker.
Connectors are the same as the two cables from printers excepting that the switch box cable is male to male.