Windows 10: Connect to Printer either USB or over Network

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    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
       29 Sep 2017 #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?

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  2.    29 Sep 2017 #2

    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. Posts : 158
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
    Thread Starter
       29 Sep 2017 #3

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

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