Remote control of a PC
andre.kesteloot at verizon.net
Fri Jan 28 09:55:37 CST 2005
a) your computer runs under NT or WinXP,
b) you would like to start a program on your PC from several yards away,
(such as a data-acquisition program), you may now do so via the parallel
printer port, in spite of the fact that Windows had tried to deny us
direct access to the I/O ports.
Bernd März DG6RB has produced a very nice little freeware program named
LPTKEY. EXE, available from:
This small .exe program, when installed, creates a C:\KEY directory
containing a PIN15.BAT file that can be edited as required.
Since I wanted to test the setup, but did not have a data acquisition
program on that particular computer, I decided to run remotely the
Acrobat reader on my Win XP machine, and prepared the following
(Doesn't that remind you of the good old DOS days ?)
Run the program by :
a) clicking on the LPTKEY icon on your screen.
b) shorting momentarily pin 15 to pin 25 of the parallel port. The .bat
file will run and start whatever .EXE file you have selected.
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