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Paralell Port on PCI Card
« on: October 19, 2009, 09:04:48 AM »
I have done a search but cannot find anything relevant to my problem.

I have bought a new PC to use solely for mach3 however I have bought one without a paralell port build onto the motherboard (I think these are becoming rare to find on new PC's). Therefore I have bought a PCI card with a paralell port on it and have installed and loaded the driver which all seems fine.

My problem is when trying to run my controller it does not seem to work. I have another PC with a built in paralell port which runs my controller with no issues. I am using the same setting for both PCs. Do I need to use different pin numbers on the machine with the PCI paralell port or is there something I need to do inside mach3 or in system\hardware on the PC to get the PCI paralell port working with mach3?

Many thanks for your time
Re: Paralell Port on PCI Card
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 09:21:11 AM »
OK I have fixed it myself so thought I would post for anyone for the future.

I had to go into Control panel > System > hardware > device manager

Open up the ports section then double click the PCI paralell port name. Go to the resources tab then note down the 'I/O Range'

I used these settings on the first page of the 'ports and pins' page in Mach3 instead of the default '0x378'

Pressed OK and everything came to life.


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Re: Paralell Port on PCI Card
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 12:47:49 PM »
What was the PCI card?
It's handy to know of one that's worked for someone.