LaserJet 5P

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mwatch, May 9, 2005.

  1. mwatch macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2005
    Appleton, WI
    My new PMac is on the way. I have an old LaserJet 5P. There is a large and small parallel port on the back. There is also a local talk port. Can anyone tell me how to connect my old LaserJet to my new PMac? :confused:
  2. fclark macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2005
    My solution

    I use a Farallon EtherMac iPrint. On My HP 4mp.
    There is an adapter that takes local talk -> standard telephone cable.
    Then The telephone cable -> EtherMac iPrint -> Ethernet cable
    From there it goes into a ethernet router.

    I remember a few of these converters on the market.
  3. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2004
    I bought a dLink ethernet printer server ($75 or so a while ago) that has inputs for parallel, USB, and serial printers. I plugged the parallel port of an old LaserWriter into it. This way, the laser printer appears on the home network for anyone to use, Mac or PC.
  4. mwatch thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2005
    Appleton, WI
    I took the easy way out and gave my wife the 5P for her windows machine. I bought myself a cheap USB Brother Laser for myself.
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    You could also buy a used HP JetDirect Plus print server for about $20.00 on eBay.

    I've been trying to figure out whether my old HP LaserJet 5MP will work with Tiger with the AppleTalk to ethernet bridge I've been using for years. I understand AppleTalk support in Tiger is limited.

    Anyone got an answer this question?

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