Controlling parallel port via network (not for printing)
Is it possible to use the parallel port of another computer via a network? Not for a printer, but to control hardware that uses the parallel port to communicate with.
I recently purchased a laptop to replace my old one.The new one does not have any parallel or serial ports, just usb. I need to program an fpga board and the software uses the parallel port to program it. Currently I require to transfer all the necessary files to the old laptop and program the fpga board on it manually each and every time.
That is why I would like to know if it is possible to create a 'virtual' port on the new computer that is tied directly to the real parallel port of the old computer?
I was thinking the same thing, but the fpga software wants to recognize a real lpt1 port on the new computer ( which it doesnt have). Is it possible to create a new lpt port on the new computer without there being any real one.