Networking old laser printer with my mac.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by insidedanshead, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Hey everyone, I looked everywhere online and I haven't found any real good detailed info on how to do this.. A couple weeks back I picked up a Lexmark Optra K 1220 laser printer for free.. It rocks.. Right now its hooked to my PC and I print to it from my mac through my PC.. But I want to hook it to my mac..and/or the entire network in my house. It only has a parallel port.. and a mystery port I am not sure of on the front (looks like a serial connection or like an old ADB connection but its not).. whats the best way to hook this laser up so i can print to it without going through my pc? thanks alot.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    RE:The mystery port

    RE:The mystery port

    One path
    Generic PCL laser drivers
    USB-> parallel converter
    map as a networked printer

    find Ethernet adapter
    Mac- Generic drivers
    PC- Lexmark drivers

    There are no guarantees, but this should stir the people with more knowledge on the subject to chime in.

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