Hi, I have built a parallel programmer based on http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/ParallelProgrammer?from=Main.ParallelProgrammerhttp:// design and the driver recommended in the same page (giveio) and then use the Arduino tools in the sketch tools menu.
This arrangement doesn’t seem to handle the programmer being unplugged (or even the LPT port missing) - it always
complains about a wrong device ID.
So, I am wondering if this is a problem with my construction or if this is normal …
So, a couple of questions …
If the programmer is plugged into a PC that has a real parallel port — what “mode” should I setup for
LPT in the PC’s bios??? Mine is offering AT, PS2, SPP, EPP or ECP !!!
Given that many modern machines (esp laptops) no longer have “real” printer ports — can I use a USB<->LPT
adapter cable ???