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Chapter 47. Selecting and Installing a P... > Installing a Printer to Work with Yo...

Installing a Printer to Work with Your PC

Printers are among the easiest peripherals to install, especially if you are running Windows XP. Windows will practically install the printer for you. Most printers today are designed to connect to your PC through the parallel port, so basically all you need to connect your PC and printer is a standard Centronics parallel cable.

A Centronics parallel cable is a simple communications cable with a 36-pin Centronics male connector on one end and a 25-pin female connector on the other. You can purchase a Centronics parallel cable in most computer stores in lengths ranging from 6 to 15 feet. And don't believe that myth about parallel cables having to be less than 10 feet in length. If you need a 15-foot cable, go ahead and purchase one. Many stores now carry printer cables in lengths of 25 feet and longer.



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