This cable worked fine for me. I wanted to connect a Brother HL-1030 mono laser printer with only a parallel connection to my Desktop PC running Windows XP SP2.
I attached the cable, Windows detected the new hardware, New Hardware Wizard asked for the installation disc and a couple of minutes later, 1 fully functional printer.
I see some of the reveiws for this cable say it will not work. Well, I did some research before buying and came across quite a few forums and postings all saying the same thing. They all said that yes, this type of cable is available but warned that not every printer with a parallel connection will work with it. I bought this cable understanding that I may be disappointed but I'm not.
All I would like to add is, do your reasearch first, dont just buy it and then post negative reveiws because it did not work.