Thanks for all the comments and discussion. It has been most interesting.
But, my problem is the printer type, not the connectivity. I have no trouble sending the files to any USB, serial or parallel connected printer. (local to the computer or networked).
The software in question is wriiten in BBCbasic (running on Virtual Acorn) and it produces plain text output without access to the printer drivers which come with modern printers.
It all works (and has done for twenty odd years) with any printer which will accept and print plain text, which used to be virtually all printers.
Line One:- Zen - DrayTek Vigor 2600VG
Line Two:- EntaNet (Aquiss) - DrayTek Vigor 2600
Edited by Sandgrounder (Mon 04-Jun-12 11:17:29)