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03-06-2001, 06:30 PM
Hello.
I currently have a printer and Zip drive running from my PC's parallel port.
Can I add a scanner (with pass-through connections) as well?
Thanks is anticipation.

03-06-2001, 10:35 PM
David,

The thinking behind daisy-chaining gave birth to USB which allows you to join peripherals together in a chain.

If you are running 2 devices from the same parallel port, I would have thought that you would be having software and port conflicts.

The option I would have suggested is to purchase another parallel card from somewhere like Dick Smiths:

http://marketplace.xtra.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/1893163224/Product/View/XH6651

Just one example.

Hope this helps.

Bill