Updated: May 02, 2023
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I am trying to set up a HP Office Jet Pro 7740 printer.

The printer tells me that it only has a 2.4 GH wireless set up while my family network has a 5.0 GH set up. Is there a way that I can connect the printer to my MHP computer using a cable, rather than having to get a new router?

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May I ask you if you have tried any setup yet?

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Yes and I got the message about having to change my router to match the printer's router seting.

I see that. HP Printer supports USB connection.


You can just connect it to USB, and you will not have to change the router

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Is there a particular type of USB cable that I have to use and where do I connect it on the printer?

Usual USB, starting from 2.0 version, it has a USB port on the back side to get it connected. USB should be both-sided the same, not like a USB connector for a phone charging

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Thank you. I will go down to my local Office Depot and see if they have the USB cable.

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Sure, just ask them for a usual USB cable to get printer connect to a PC/laptop

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