PC-to-PC with Two Printer Cables
Published in issue 305, December 2001
A special cable known as Interlink or Laplink is usually necessary for a 4-bit direct cable connection between two computers. Using a small adapter between two printer cables or a different adapter between computer and printer cable can also accomplish this type of connection.The first adapter (Figures 1a and 2a) contains two 36-way Centronics connectors with crossed connections and is intended to connect two printer cables together. In order to make a compact assembly, vertical connectors have been used, but right-angle connectors may be used as well.
PC-to-PC with Two Printer Cables (014117-2)
Click below to download a PDF copy of this article from Elektor magazine.
Please note. In view of the complexity of international markets, Elektor cannot guarantee the availability of components for this project.