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.

 Power Socket

- 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.



 Network Port

- Can be used to connect your printer to a network



 Example of printer ports:


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