Summary: I have an older piece of communications equipment that requires address 378. From windows 7 on this address is no longer available, making your older equipment worthless. This card make that address available. I am very happy with it.
Summary: I put this card in a Dell desktop system running Windows 7 (64-bit). Our printer, an HP Laserjet 4050 (I know!) works with no problems. The card came with a CD-ROM but I did not bother to even look at it. Rather, I downloaded the driver from the StarTech site.
Summary: We do not recommend this product due to misleading advertising by StarTech.
Pros: The only pro we can report is that the hardware itself was functional, which was determined by install this adapter into a Windows machine, loading the driver and testing it with our parallel port diagnostic tools.
Cons: The intended application was to provide a parallel port in a Linux server whose motherboard doesn't have the requisite hardware. StarTech claims that this adapter has support for the Linux 2.4 and 2.6 kernels, which turned out to not be the case. Linux reported that the adapter had been enumerate...
Summary: I do not require 2 way parallel functionality so I don't know how well that works. The driver download zip includes a PDF with procedures to create a Linux device for it too. http://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/Parallel/1-Port-EPPECP-Parallel-PCI-Card~PCI1PECP I have not tried it with Linux yet.
Pros: Simple product, where the expectation is that it just works, and it does. I have installed this card in 2 different systems, and used it under Vista and Windows 7 I connect an old HP laser jet to it.