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Printer with USB connection - add wireless connection

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December 30, 2012 4:15:14 PM

I have a desktop computer connected to the internet by DSL and to a Canon MG5220 printer by USB cable. I now have a new laptop computer which is connected to the internet by a family member's WI FI network. Can I connect this printer, wirelessly, to my laptop also while still leaving it connected to the desktop by USB? Thanks!
December 30, 2012 7:54:15 PM

Your best option would be to connect the printer to the wireless router and make it a network printer so that you can have the desktop and laptop use it. If you connect the printer to a computer by usb cable then that's the connection that it will use and not the wireless.
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December 30, 2012 11:00:51 PM

inzone said:
Your best option would be to connect the printer to the wireless router and make it a network printer so that you can have the desktop and laptop use it. If you connect the printer to a computer by usb cable then that's the connection that it will use and not the wireless.



Thanks for you reply. I got some help and got it working.
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