The makers of your security key should also have a page to set up the security system with a USB dongle. You will need to completely un install the old key system and fight to get the new one to work. I have done this on machines and I've noticed that there is a serious degrade in starting the security service at bootup and sometimes requires multiple restarts.
overall experience with several parallel hasp type security keys
(Voicemail, Door Access, Video,) systems were written for specific platform
(98, 2000, mayby XP) and assumed parallel port.
Wound up maintaining Legacy hardware.
This cost far less than software updates, IF available.
USB to SERIAL is more common, but most hasps are Parallel.
I am having the same problem. I've tried to use USB to paralel and USB to serial and then serial to paralel, both in XP and 7, in laptops, but unfortunetly i didn't come with any result, i.e. my 25 pin dongle isn't recognized. IS there someone that could give a litle help??
Hi All who wants to use a USB-parallel convert to eanble a parallel dongle:
Whether you will be winning depends on the parallel dongle design. If the dongle software checks the IRQ (interrupt) pin of the parallel ports, you cannot active the parallel dongle via USB. Otherwise, it is high possible to win. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_protection_dongle