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We connected our HP LaserJet 6p to the Router USB jack using the appropriate 1284C to USB cable. Upon running the USB Control Center software, Windows 7 Professional found the necessary USB driver as will as LaserJet 6p driver and installed them. Test pages were then printed from both the Main & Remote computers connected to our home network via RJ45. Everything appeared fine except when the Main computer sleeps, the Remote computer will not print. Eventually, nothing would print and the software was reinstalled. Still nothing. After fooling with Ready SharePrinting for a couple days, we put the printer back on Parallel Port LPT3 and now we can once again print over our home network. Someday, I'll probably find a good use for the 1284C - USB cable. :rolleyes:

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Did you install the USB control center in all of your devices?
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Re: 1284C

Re: 1284C to USB cable
Returned the 1284C for refund as I have no further use for it. To solve the problem at hand, ordered a Print Server from Walmart. Specifically, the StarTech PM1115P2 with Centronics plug (for parallel printer) to RJ-45 Jack to interface with the home network. The only disadvantage is the addition of yet another 3.3 volt wall transformer to power the server. However, it's a small unit that should not take up any more space than the original printer Centronics plug. Once installed, this should give us true independent printing over the network.

Thanks for all the suggestions {proper driver installation was followed}
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Virtuoso

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That's good to know that it works now.
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