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How do I connect LabQuest to a printer?

LabQuest can be connected to a printer via a USB cable or via the network.

Network:


You either need LabQuest 2, or an original LabQuest and a Vernier Wi-Fi USB Adapter, order code WIFI-USB, $59. The printer either needs to located on the same subnet as the LabQuest devise with Bonjour enabled on the printer/network, or you need to know the IP/Name address of the printer and the LabQuest device needs to be on a subnet that can connect to the printer. Go into the Printer Dialog (Original LabQuest: Home|Control Panel|Printers, LabQuest 2: Home|Preferences|Printers) and choose "Scan for Printers" or "Enter IP Address" buttons.

USB:


You will need to use a standard USB-A to USB-B connector. This is the same cable used to connect USB printers to a computer. It is also the same cable used to connect a LabPro interface to a computer. This cable is pictured at:
http://www.vernier.com/accessories/access.html?cb-usb&template=basic.html

Note: You cannot connect LabQuest to a printer using the mini-USB port on the LabQuest. The cable that comes with LabQuest is only for connecting LabQuest to a computer and cannot be used for printers.

Go into the Printer Dialog (Original LabQuest: Home|Control Panel|Printers, LabQuest 2: Home|Preferences|Printers) and the printer will be listed.

See Also:
TIL 1659: Which printers are supported in LabQuest?

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