WinPort LaserJet Accelerator Card

From: David Woyciesjes <>
Date: Fri Dec 13 10:05:35 2002

        I picked up one of these yesterday for $25. And it still has the
original retail sticker, of $99.99 on it. :) Turns out, it is unused
even! the two cards and 5 1/4 floppy envelopes are still sealed...
        Anyway, to my point. I plan on using it in the docking station of my
Thinkpad 760EL (running Win98), plugged into a DecLaser 2100 plus. IIRC,
the DecLaser 2100 is just a HP LaserJet II with different plastic body
panels, right?
        I has a 16 bit ISA card to go in the PC, and an adapter card that goes
in the Optional I/O slot of the printer. It also keeps the normal
parallel printer cable in place, for regular operational mode.
        Now, the manual only mentions Win3.1; not even NT 3.5. Has anyone tried
this under Win98? How about NT4? And how about sharing it over the
        Hopefully I'll get the time to set it up and try it today. First, I
have to dig out that little Digital 486 I have sitting around to
transfer the drivers to 3 1/2 floppy! Seeing the 5 1/4 floppy was a bit
of a surprise...

Thinking out loud...
        I wonder if I'll end up having to turn that desktop 486 into a Win3.11
print server? :) Hmmm, would Solaris or NetBSD know what to do with it?

---Dave Woyciesjes
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Received on Fri Dec 13 2002 - 10:05:35 GMT

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