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USB Connection
« on: November 23, 2009, 01:20:06 PM »
A friend has given me a PC which I would like to use as a backup to the PC that runs my mill, but new PC doesn't havea serial printer port only USB. I have looked through previous posts on USB connection but last was 2007.
Can you advise on current arrangement for connection from PC to machine via USB
Thanks

Mike

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Re: USB Connection
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 01:38:43 PM »
If you are wanting to run your machine via a USB port instead of the parallel port your best option is the SmoothSteppr: http://soigeneris.com/Warp9.aspx (yes a shameless plug on my part). It replicates two full parallel ports worth of I/O (plus it has a Port 3 as well) and works great with Mach.
Happy machining , Jeff Birt