Thursday, January 10, 2013
In order to ensure communication with your Industrial CNC Router, the following requirements are necessary:
32-bit version of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 Operating System
Non-integrated Video Card with 32MB RAM
Basic Computer Skills (ability to copy/rename files, browse directories, etc)
Desktop PC (if using the Mach3 Parallel Port Driver - laptops are not supported because the power saving features of the chipsets disrupt the pulse stream, PCMCIA and USB parallel adaptors will *not* work.)
Also note that it is important that your parallel port puts out 5V rather than 3.5V. This is more likely to be a problem with newer computers.
USB to parallel adapters do not work.
It is recommended that you dedicate your PC to the CNC Machine, networking, antivirus software and internet do not help and can interfere with performance.