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Offline TomR

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Parallel Port Help
« on: May 02, 2012, 10:07:43 AM »
I want to operate my router using a lap top computer.  My lap top does not have a DB25 parallel port and Mach3 does not support a USB port.  Any suggestions how I can get around this problem.

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Re: Parallel Port Help
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 10:24:08 AM »
You could get a USB SmooStepper or better an Ethernet SmoothStepper.
Using Mach to control a machine from a laptop that has a parallel port is often a hit or miss affair due to the power saving features of laptops and thus it is usually best to use an external device such as the SmoothStepper anyway.