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Belkin USB Serial Adapter

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BelkinUSBSerialInstaller.sit (160.12 KB)
MD5: 2db164e19a1320eff963a852a9cf0e41
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Belkinr_Printer_Patcher.sit (14.34 KB)
MD5: 1239704a5c91494e125402471e733f5f
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older applications

Belkin® Printer Patcher was a utility released by Belkin and developed by e-TEK Labs, Inc. which was designed to adapt drivers for serial-connection Belkin printers to full USB compatibility. It was released after the original iMac G3 reached the market and was designed to aid users in the transition to USB peripherals.

Opening the app presents a "Patch" menubar item with the options to patch the HP Series 600, HP Series 800, or Apple StyleWriter 4000 printer drivers, or to select a separate printer driver to patch.

Hope this is helpful to anyone with a period-appropriate printer still lying around who wants to use it with their classic Macs.

DL #1: The installer file from the CD.
DL #2: The utility itself, contained in a StuffIt file (I uploaded this first, but thought it would be better to include the installer itself too).

Architecture: PPC


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by Macobyte - 2021, January 23 - 2:06pm

Of course! You made my day, I’m so happy this helped someone. Be forewarned that I realized a couple of weeks ago that I got confused and somehow confused a driver for a USB-to-serial adapter (the disk image) and a driver updater for serial printers (the app download) for the same thing… I’ll be correcting this entry soon.

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by stealer0517 - 2021, January 23 - 5:41am

Thank you so much for posting this!
I was about to crack and buy some stupidly overpriced adapter on ebay just for the driver disk because I couldn't find it anywhere.