install my HP deskjet 6840 WITHOUT a USB cable

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michelle2610

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I have recent upgraded to a new laptop, and have forgotten how to install my printer onto the computer. I dont have a USB cable and am fairly poor with my tech skills. Can someone help me? Id LOVE to be able to print again.
 

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You can't print unless you can connect to the printer.
You can't install the printer without connecting to it.
You need to get a USB cable.
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if the printer is connected to the router OK
then on the new PC - you should just be able to ADD Printer

add a network printer

whats happening - does the PC see the printer on the network

do other PCs work OK with the printer?
 

michelle2610

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my old desktop could connect to my printer... but i re-installed windows xp on my old computer...

I cannot find any printers when i search for it in the printers area...
 

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I have the cable to connect it to the router, but i dont have a USB cable with 2 USB points on it!
 

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A USB cable with 2 "points"?

Since you reinstalled Windows, did you set up networking exactly the same way? You aren't going to be able to "find" the printer. You'll have to download drivers and install them manually when you add the printer's IP address or networking name.
 
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