I live out in the country & can't get wifi service. I use a Verizon USB modem. I have a new wireless printer but can't get it to connect wirelessly with my laptop. Do I have to have wifi service to connect the two?
You are using 3g or 4g (wimax/LTE) wireless internet service right?
ISP does not provide wifi service. wifi is a wireless loacl area network that you set up yourself. You are mixing wifi with 3g and 4g (wimax/LTE) wireless broadband service.
You need to connect the USB 3g or 4g (wimax/LTE) modem to a wireless router which support the USB modem and connect your laptop and the printer to the wifi router. This will allow you to share the 3g or 4g (wimax/LTE) internet service through wifi and creates a home network to share the printer.