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. One thing to note many things that require that port WILL NOT work with a 64bit operating system. so if it seems you still can't get that "old thing" to work consider that.
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. Came with: * low-profile PCI Express x1 card * driver CD-ROM * high-profile bracket adapter * instruction booklet * Part # PEX1P The box says that the item has a "2 Year Warranty".
Summary: I purchased this product to expose a native printer port to a virtual machine running on the host. There is something screwy with the drivers or hypervisor because it's not recognized as a native parallel port. Of no use to me.