What connects to a parallel port?

What device is commonly connected to a parallel port?

A) Mouse

B) Modem

C) Printer

D) Audio interface

The answer: C) Printer

A parallel port is the “old style” connector for printers, since many printers are now connected via USB connections. Although the ports are no longer in style, there are many legacy systems that still use parallel ports to connect to printers.

Want to know more? Watch “Common Computer Ports.”

The connections into a PC are as varied as the components themselves. Fortunately, there are a number of standardized ports that are common across all computer makes, models, and manufacturers. In this video, we’ll look at the most common connector types and show you what type of components use these ports.