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Connecting a Printer to the Legend (ver 7)

Connecting a Printer to the Legend (ver 7)

Connecting a Printer to the Legend (ver 7)

(OP)
I've been using a Legend in my home, and would love to get the printed reports from the console menu (I'm not using WinSPM). I'd like to send the reports to an HP Laser Jet printer directly or thru the PC (WIN10) that the printer is connected to. The only references I can find in the Legend documentation are for connecting very old AT&T dot matrix printers. The laser jet has a lan jack.

Any advise welcome on how to connect.

Regards, Jim

RE: Connecting a Printer to the Legend (ver 7)

The only output interface it has would be RS232, if I understand what you are looking to do. The RJ 45 on the processor isn't a LAN jack. It requires an AF355 RJ45 to 25 pin D connector converter. From there you would need a 9 pin to 25 pin converter and probably a USB to serial converter to connect to a PC. Then you would need Putty or a similar terminal app to translate to a text file.

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RE: Connecting a Printer to the Legend (ver 7)

(OP)
Hi, thanks for the steps. Is there a way to go direct from the Legend processor to the Laser Jet printer? Regards, Jim

RE: Connecting a Printer to the Legend (ver 7)

It's a serial port on the Legend - it's a parallel port on the printer. You need a serial to parallel converter in between.

RE: Connecting a Printer to the Legend (ver 7)

Nope. You have to remember it is like 25-30 years old. Ethernet didn't exist for the general public. Everything was done by serial connection. By the late 90's the updated version of the Legend, the Magix, still only had a serial connection. It wasn't until the early 2000's that the IP Office took over the Magix's role. That was when ethernet was available for the AT&T\Lucent\Avaya product line.

Stupid part is you would need the same setup to use WinSPM. I use an old XP machine with a had serial to run WinSPM because it is flaky on Win 7 with a USB converter. I am not sure it would even run on Win 10. I haven't tried.

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RE: Connecting a Printer to the Legend (ver 7)

@TTT I would bet a Laser printer doesn't even have a printer port...smile

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RE: Connecting a Printer to the Legend (ver 7)

The only printer I got working on the Legend was a dot matrix printer.
Mike

RE: Connecting a Printer to the Legend (ver 7)

At one time, I remember reading a suggestion that if someone had a computer with appropriate ports, the data could be captured to a program such as Excel. ponder

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