Belkin F5U002 User manual

Belkin F5U002 User manual
USB Parallel Printer
Adapter
Packing Checklist
(1) One Belkin USB Parallel Printer Adapter with
connectors for USB type A port and a Centronics
36 male port
Floppy Disk Installation Software
User Guide
Please read this manual thoroughly and follow the
procedures to prevent any damage to the USB Parallel
Printer Adapter and/or to the connected devices.
F5U002
Introduction
The Belkin Components USB Parallel Printer Adapter will allow any Windows® 98 PC equipped with a USB port to print
to any parallel printer. USB allows the connection of up to 127 devices to a single PC. Simply plug the USB connector into
the computer USB port and the Centronics connector into the appropriate printer. This installation procedure automatically
detects the adapter and sets up your system to use your printer device every time your computer is started.
The Belkin USB Parallel Printer Adapter is also supported by a one year warranty and free technical support should you
have any questions about installing or using the USB Parallel Printer Adapter.
Product Features
Hardware Requirements
IBM 486 compatible processor or higher
USB port
Operating Systems Requirements
This software runs in Windows® 95, and Windows® 98 and Windows® 98SE. Windows® 95 must be OSR2.1 version
1214 which contains the USB supplement.
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Overview
Installation of the Belkin USB Parallel Printer Adapter
involves 10 easy steps to connect the adapter to your
computer. Each step is explained in detail in the following
section entitled “New Installation". If the Belkin USB Parallel
Printer Adapter has never been installed on the PC before,
then go to the following NEW INSTALLATION section. If
an installation has been completed or attempted previously,
then follow the instructions in the OVERWRITE PREVIOUS
INSTALL section followed by the instructions in the NEW
INSTALLATION section.
NEW INSTALLATION
1. First install your printer on the parallel port like a
normal printer installation.(LPT1)
2. When you turn on your computer. Make sure the Belkin USB
Parallel Printer Adapter is NOT plugged into your PC.
3. Turn on your PC and wait until your system has completely
booted.
4. Locate the USB Parallel Printer Adapter installation Disk and
insert it into the floppy drive.
5. Turn on your printer and plug the Belkin USB
Parallel Printer Adapter
into your printer.
6. Plug the Belkin USB
Parallel
Printer Adapter into a
free USB port on
your PC, or a USB port on your USB hub. Windows" will
inform you that it has detected new hardware and is
installing software support for it. It may prompt you for the
Windows® 95 or Windows® 98 CD. DO NOT insert this
CD. The Belkin disk will work to complete the installation.
7. The "Add New Hardware Wizard" will prompt
you through the next several installation steps
outlined below:
a) The first window will prompt you to search for
the Parallel Printer Adapter drivers. To begin the search,
click Next.
b) Next, you will be asked where you would like
Windows® to search for the Parallel Printer
Adapter drivers. The default is the floppy drive and CDROM drive. Put a check mark on, “Specify location and
type, a:\win98 or a:\win95
c) The next window will tell you that Windows® is
now ready to install the best drivers for the Parallel Printer
Adapter. Click Next to install the drivers.
d) The next window will tell you that Windows® has finished
installing the software. Click Finish.
8. Then click on, “Start”, “Programs”, “Belkin”, “F5U002”,
“Changebi”. In the drop down menu choose the printer you
are using and select, “Disable Bi-directional Printing”. The
computer will then ask you to reboot, click Yes and remove
the floppy disk from the drive.
9. To determine if you have completed a successful installation,
open My Computer, then open the Printer folder and right
click on your newly installed printer. Scroll down and click
on Properties and then click on the Details tab.
10. If you have a screen consistent with Figure 1 (LPTUSB1) but
it shows the name of your printer next to the printer icon, (it
will sometimes state, unknown printer if the printer is an
older model)
11. If not use your drop down menu to choose the (LPTUSB1)
port and then Apply. You are now ready to print from any
application within Windows® 98.
OVERWRITE PREVIOUS INSTALLATION
Figure 1
If for some reason your first installation attempt is unsuccessful, we
suggest you try the following procedure:
1. Unplug the Belkin USB Parallel Printer Adapter from
your PC.
2. Click on the Start menu located at the bottom left comer of your
screen then settings to, Control Panel. Double click on
add/remove programs.
3. Look for, “Belkin USB Parallel Printer Adapter software.
4. Click on the Adapter and then click on Remove., then done.
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5. To complete the uninstall, you will be asked to
reboot your computer. Click Yes to reboot your
computer now. Once you reboot you will not have to
reboot where indicated in Step 2 of the installation
instructions.
6. Proceed with the installation instructions beginning
with Step 3 to reinstall the Parallel Printer Adapter.
TROUBLESHOOTTING
1. To install the Parallel Printer Adapter you must
have all the USB components installed.
a) First ensure that the USB interface for your
computer's CMOS has been enabled. Check your
computer's user manual on how to configure
your CMOS.
b) Second, open My Computer, open the Control
Panel folder and then open the System icon. Click
the Device Manager tab. The last device you see
should say Universal Serial Bus controller. If
not, you will need to install it from your
Windows® 98 CD.
2. If you already have the USB Parallel Printer
Adapter installed and you are updating to
Windows® 98, then return to the section entitled
Overwrite Previous Installation,
3. If the Device ID cannot be retrieved from the printer
as shown in Figure 2, reinstall your printer with the
printer manufacturer's software on the parallel
port(LPT1) like a normal printer installation.
4. If the USB Parallel Printer Adapter is not plugged in, you
will see the message under the "Print to the following port"
box in Figure 3. Plug the Belkin USB Parallel Printer
Adapter into the printer as show in Step 4 of New
Installation.
Figure 3
5. If the error message appears in Figure 4, simply
update your Windows" operating system to
Windows® 98.
Figure 4
Figure 2
6. If you are still unable to print, the drivers for your printer
may not support bi-directional printing through a USB to
parallel adapter. For instructions on
disabling bi-directional printing, please visit our web site at
http://www.belkin.com/support/hpbidi.html
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Software Components
The software necessary for standard PnP installation and
operation of the USB Parallel Printer Adapter consist of the
following:
1. Class Installer
BPPU2PAR.SYS
2. VVDM device driver
FU5002.INI
3. Port monitor installer
ETKPRCI.DLL
4. Port monitor
BPPPMON.DLL
5. Install file
F5U002A.INF
F5U002.INF
6. Uninstall Program
BPPUNIN1.EXE
FCC/CE Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class A & B digital device, pursuant to
part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
•Reorient or relocate the adapter.
•Increase separation between the hub, computer,
monitor and printer.
*Connect the equipment into an outlet or a circuit
different from the one that it is currently connected.
•Consult dealer or technical support for help.
CE Declaration of Conformity
We, Belkin Components, declare under our sole
responsibility that the F5UO02, to which this declaration
relates, is in conformity with EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 55022/Al Class B, and EN 50082-1 (IEC 801-2, IEC
801-3, IEC 801-4).
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH
ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL
OTHERS, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED. BELKIN SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS
ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
No Belkin dealer, agent, or employee is authorized to make
any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty.
BELKIN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SPECIAL,
INCJDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY,
OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFIT,
DOWNTIME, GOODWILL, DAMAGE TO OR
REPROGRAMMING, OR REPRODUCING ANY
PROGRAM OR DATA STORED IN OR USED WITH
BELKIN PRODUCTS.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages or exclusions of implied
warranties, so the above limitations of exclusions may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights that vary from state to
state.
Belkin Components Product Warranty
Belkin Components warrants this product against defects
in materials and workmanship for the life of the product.
If a defect is discovered, Belkin will, at its option, repair
or replace the product at no charge, provided it is returned
during the warranty period, with transportation charges
prepaid, to the authorized Belkin dealer from whom you
purchased the product. Proof of purchase
may be required.
This warranty does not apply if accident, abuse, misuse,
or misapplication has damaged the product; if the product
has been modified without the permission of Belkin; or if
any Belkin serial number has been removed or defaced.
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Belkin Components, Ltd.
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Phone +44 (0) 1908367178 * FAX +44 (0) 1908366564
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Registered Trademarks Of Respective Manufacturers Listed.
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