1 Port PCI Express Dual Profile Parallel Adapter Card - SPP/EPP/ECP

Add a parallel port to your desktop computer through a PCI Express slot; features both standard and half-height mounting brackets

Product ID: PEX1P

4 stars (4 reviews) |
  • SPP/EPP/ECP Parallel port fully supports existing Centronics interface
  • Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification 1.0a
  • Includes low profile/half-height mounting bracket
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$1,021.95 MXN
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The PEX1P PCIe Parallel Adapter card can be installed in a PCI Express (PCIe) slot, allowing you to connect EPP/ECP parallel peripherals to any computer system. Relying on a native single-chip design(Oxford OXPCIe952), this adapter harnesses the true capability of PCI Express - ensuring maximum performance and reliability.

This high performance SPP/EPP/ECP parallel card adds one DB25 parallel port, perfect for connecting printers, scanners, CD-R/RW drives, memory card readers, bar code scanners and more. With the added convenience of plug and play capability, installing the parallel adapter card is hassle-free!

The PCIe Parallel Adapter card includes both standard and half-height/low profile mounting brackets and is backed by a StarTech.com two year 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 install into almost any system
  • Use existing parallel devices with PCI Express systems saving the cost and hassle of upgrading peripherals to work with newer systems
  • Supports SPP, EPP and ECP communication modes for maximum compatibility with your parallel peripherals

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Mexico A84008F
  • GRUPO CVA AC-8571
  • UPC 065030824170

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
Windows® CE 6.0 / 5.0, 95, 98SE, 2000, XP, XP Embedded, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Linux 2.4.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) PCI Express x1
1 - External Ports DB-25 (25 pin, D-Sub)
Hardware Ports 1
Interface Parallel
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Port Style Integrated on Card
Chipset ID PLX/Oxford - OXPCIe952
Packaging Information Package Height 1,2 in [30 mm]
Package Length 6,7 in [17 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 4,7 oz [133 g]
Package Width 5,6 in [14,3 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 2.5 Mbps
MTBF 26,297 Hours
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 1,5 oz [42 g]
Material Steel
Product Length 0,8 in [21 mm]
Product Width 4,3 in [11 cm]
Product Height 4,7 in [12 cm]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® CE 6.0 / 5.0, 95, 98SE, 2000, XP, XP Embedded, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Linux 2.4.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package PCI Express Parallel Card
Low Profile Bracket
Driver CD
Instruction Manual

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$238.95 MXN
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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

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:\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 Parallel Port, 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 Windows folder, select the folder for your operating system, and open the 32-bit or the 64-bit folder, depending on your system type.

Note: To view your system type, click Start. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

  1. Click the OxMf or OxPCIeMf file. Click OK, and then click Next.

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 Parallel Port, 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 Windows folder, select the folder for your operating system, and open the 32-bit or the 64-bit folder, depending on your system type.

Note: To view your system type, click Start. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

  1. Click the OxMf or OxPCIeMf file. Click OK, and then click Next.

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.

Compliance and safety

Compliance letters

  • RoHS
    • Language: English
  • WEEE
    • Language: English

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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(1 Stars)

By: Avalon78 - 04/22/2017
I bought this product on 14 April, 2017 and could not install, could not find Driver... used also website for install driver programs and showed Discontinued...
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Barry, Customer Support on 4/24/2017 10:42:54 AM
Hello, Thanks for your review. We wanted to offer some clarification and assistance. The product, PEX1P, is not a discontinued product. Do you by chance have a different product? As for installing the drivers, here are some helpful installation guides. Windows Vista through 10: https://www.startech.com/faq/oxford_parallel_install_windows_v7810#PEX1P Windows XP: https://www.startech.com/faq/oxford_parallel_install_windows_xp#PEX1P Hopefully, that helps, but please get in touch if you still require assistance. Thank you.
(5 Stars)

Good cards

By: JakeBlake - 07/18/2018
We use hundreds of these cards and work perfectly. Never seen a defective unit.
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(5 Stars)

Good card plus continued support

By: AHAH - 08/19/2018
Bought this just under two years ago to keep my beloved HP LaserJet 5 going. I fitted it myself (and I'm not famously good at hardware!) and it's been absolutely fine. I've just had to reinstall Win7 from scratch, and the OS didn't install the driver for the card, but it took me less than two minutes to find this page, download the driver and install it. Excellent.
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(5 Stars)

Works Great - Good support

By: McAdam - 07/12/2019
Drivers are readily available on the Startech website for any Startech product or OS I have needed https://sgcdn.startech.com/005329/media/sets/PLX_Oxford-PCIe_Drivers/[OxfordPCIe]%20Windows%20Serial%20and%20Parallel%20Cards.zip or if you need a different driver for startech try https://www.startech.com/Downloads
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