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Ross Shellard
19-08-2017, 10:50 PM
I have a Step four CNC hot wire cutter, I am using the supplied parallel port dongle, being Step Four no longer exist i am now wanting to upgrade the dongle to a usb dongle to enable me to upgrade the old computer i have been using, any suggestions would be appreciated.

magicniner
19-08-2017, 11:24 PM
The simple answer is you can't upgrade the dongle as the company no longer exists.
Depending on how the software interrogates the dongle you may be able to use a USB to parallel converter, but you will still be restricted to a Windows version which supports the parallel port so Windows 10 is a non-starter,

- Nick

Ross Shellard
20-08-2017, 09:08 AM
Thanks Nick, I didn't think it would be straight forward.

Boyan Silyavski
20-08-2017, 03:56 PM
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?188920-Links-to-foam-cutting-software-for-CNC-wing-cutter

Devfoam + DevCnc Foam cnc + usb LPT interface = for less than 150 euro you have the best software to drive your foam cutter http://www.devcad.com/eng/devcncfoam_f1.asp