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Thread: how can I use my printer port as a serial port on win Xp

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    how can I use my printer port as a serial port on win Xp

    I Finaly built my IR receiver using one ogf those LIRC projects and i was wondering if there was a whay to use my LPT port as a serial port
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    I don't know for sure, but if it were the last question on "Millionaire" and I had all my lifelines left, I'd say it's impossible...

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    If your software supports it, you can use a parallel to serial converter (UART). But, most software does not support it.
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    ...and I have to settle for the $32,000

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