2 Port PCI Parallel Adapter Card - EPP/ECP

Add 2 high-speed parallel ports (EPP/ECP/SPP) to your desktop computer through a PCI expansion slot

Product ID: PCI2PECP

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  • Includes half-height/low profile mounting bracket
  • Easy plug and play installation
  • Data transfer rates of up to 1.5 Mbps
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€67,99 EUR excl. VAT
€80,91 EUR incl. VAT

The PCI2PECP 2 Port EPP/ECP PCI Parallel Adapter Card can be installed in an available PCI slot, adding two IEEE 1284 ports to your PC and supporting data transfer speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps (up to 3 times faster than built-in parallel ports).

Installing the EPP/ECP parallel adapter card is easy, with support for Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP, ME, 98SE, 95, DOS,Windows Server® 2012, and Linux. Plus, IRQ sharing and plug and play capabilities guarantee convenient, hassle-free connections to any parallel peripheral.

A complete dual profile solution, this parallel adapter card provides both a standard bracket and a low-profile/half-height bracket for adapting to slimline or small form factor system applications.

Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Connects any parallel peripheral including printers, scanners, CD-R/RWs, Zip® drives, and memory card readers

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Standard and low profile bracket included allowing installation into almost any system
  • Use existing parallel devices with PCI systems saving the cost and hassle of upgrading peripherals to work with newer systems
  • Supports BPP, SPP, EPP and ECP communication modes for maximum compatibility with your parallel peripherals

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Germany V930290
  • ALSO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 2775999
  • UPC 065030785402

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
Windows® DOS, 95, 98SE, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit)
2 - External Ports DB-25 (25 pin, D-Sub)
Hardware Ports 2
Interface Parallel
Bus Type PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Port Style Integrated on Card
Industry Standards IEEE-1284
Chipset ID ASIX - MCS9815CV
Packaging Information Package Length 21 cm [8,3 in]
Package Width 42 mm [1,7 in]
Package Height 14,4 cm [5,7 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 210 g [7,4 oz]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 1.5 Mbps
Supported Protocols EPP, ECP, SPP, BPP, PS2
Physical Characteristics Material Steel
Product Length 12 cm [4,7 in]
Product Width 20 mm [0,8 in]
Product Height 12 cm [4,7 in]
Weight of Product 70 g [2,5 oz]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® DOS, 95, 98SE, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Unused PCI slot
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package 2 Port PCI Parallel Card
2 - Included in Package Low Profile Brackets
1 - Included in Package Ribbon Cable w/DB25F Plate
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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Select the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  3. Right-click Setup.exe. 
  4. Click Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in Step 2.

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  2. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Select the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  3. Double-click Setup.exe.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  5. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at www.startech.com/Support. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
  3. Right-click PCI Simple Communications Controller, which will have a “!” or “?” next to it to indicate a driver issue.
  4. Click Update Driver.
  5. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  6. Select the Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer option.
  7. On the Select your device’s type from the list below screen, click Show All Devices, and click Next.

Note: The Select your device’s type from the list below screen does not appear on all systems. If you do not see this screen, skip this step.

  1. Select the Have Disk option.
  2. Browse to the Drivers folder and open the 32-bit or the 64-bit folder, depending on your system type.

Note: To view your system type, press Windows key + R, type control /name microsoft.system, and press Enter.

  1. Click the StnMF file or the NmXpMf file (only one of the file names is displayed). Click OK, and then click Next.
  2. The COM ports are listed in Device Manager under Ports (COM & LPT). Complete steps 4 to 11 for each of the COM ports, and select the StnPorts file or the NmPorts file in step 11.

Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at www.startech.com/Downloads. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
  3. Right-click PCI Simple Communications Controller, which will have “!” or “?” next to it to indicate a driver issue.
  4. Click Update Driver.
  5. On the Hardware Update Wizard screen, click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next.
  6. Select the Don’t search, I will choose the driver to install option, and then click Next.
  7. On the Hardware Type screen, click Show All Devices, and then click Next.

Note: The Hardware Type screen does not appear on all systems. If you do not see this screen, skip this step.

  1. On the Select the Device Driver you want to install for this hardware screen, select the Have Disk option.
  2. In the Install from Disk dialog box, click Browse.
  3. Browse to the Drivers folder and open the 32-bit or the 64-bit folder, depending on your system type.

Note: To view your system type, press Windows key + R, type control /name microsoft.system, and press Enter.

  1. Click the StnMF file or the NmXpMf file (only one of the file names is displayed). Click OK, and then click Next.
  2. The COM ports are listed in Device Manager under Ports (COM & LPT). Complete steps 4 to 11 for each of the COM ports, and select the StnPorts file or the NmPorts file in step 11.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a parallel device, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Parallel cables

  • Parallel ports

  • Parallel devices

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the parallel cable, parallel port, and parallel device in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different parallel cable, parallel port, and parallel device in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the parallel ports and parallel device, it is recommended that you do the following:

Note: Some parallel devices only work if the LPT port number is between a certain range, usually LPT1 or LPT2.

This issue was the result of a Windows update that has recently been fixed in the KB3140743 update. If you are still experiencing this issue, download the latest Windows update.

You can also temporarily resolve the issue by completing the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + X.
  2. Click Device Manager.
  3. Expand the section for Ports (COM & LPT).
  4. Right-click on the LPT port that is experiencing the issue.
  5. Click Properties.
  6. Click the Port Settings tab.
  7. Under Filter Resource Method, select an option that is not currently selected.
  8. Click OK.

 

How To

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Before You Buy

Yes. This PCI card uses a universal connector keyed for both 3.3V and 5V that can be used with PCI and PCI-X. This type of connector is identified as having 2 separate notches, instead of just one.

Compliance and safety

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  • WEEE
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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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