What are all the ports on my printer for?
On the back of your printer you will see a selection of different ports, ranging from the power socket to network and usb ports and perhaps a parallel port.
This articles illustrates what each of the ports is for.
- To connect your printer to the mains socket in the wall.
Your printer will either connect to your computer using the USB Port or using a Parallel Port.
Parallel Port USB Port USB Port
Tel / Line Port (does not appear on all printers)
- TEL port is used to connect an external handset to the printer
- LINE port is used to connect for fax capabilities.
- Can be used to connect your printer to a network
Example of printer ports: