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Can I Connect a Wireless Printer with a USB Cable?

If your printer has a USB Type-B port, you can connect a wireless printer with a USB cable. Here are the general instructions to do so:

  1. Turn off your wireless printer. Make sure that it's plugged in.
  2. Connect the printer to your computer with the proper USB cable.
  3. Turn on your printer.

If You are Using Windows 8

  1. If you're using Windows 8, click the Windows icon in the Windows taskbar, found in the lower-left corner of your screen.
  2. Look for the magnifying glass icon in the right corner of your screen and click it. This will open the search bar.
  3. Type "Devices and Printers" in the search bar. Click the Devices and Printers option that will appear.
  4. If your printer has not yet appeared in the window, click the Add a printer found in the upper left corner of the screen.
  5. When your printer's name pops up, double-click it and follow the instructions to complete its installation.

If You are Using OS X

  1. Click the Apple icon on the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  2. Click System Preferences...
  3. Look for the printer icon of Printers & Scanners and click on it.
  4. In the "Printers & Scanners" window, click the "+" plus symbol to add a printer. It may take a moment for your printer to appear in the list of printers.
  5. Select your printer and click Add. Follow the prompts on downloading and installing its printer driver.

Aside from a USB cable, there are several options on how to connect your wireless printer. 

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