1.    29 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Green Valley, AZ
    Posts : 144
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)

    Connect to Printer either USB or over Network


    Can a printer be configured on one PC to connect via USB or Ethernet? We had an issue with our network that prevented connection to either of two printers through the wired or wireless connections. Assuming the appropriate drivers have been installed, can a new configuration be set up on a PC to connect over a USB cable and have the ability to select either network or USB method for printing?

    JohnD
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  2.    29 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 144
    W10

    Install printer twice and give it different names (for instance printer USB and printer Network) and configure both.
    With printing you decides which "printer" to use.
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  3.    29 Sep 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Green Valley, AZ
    Posts : 144
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, I thought that was all that was necessary. I just need to pick up a USB printer cable.

    JohnD
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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