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Is it possible to connect this printer to a computer without using a network cable - at the moment we are connected using a network cable we want to change it so it is connect to one computer using a usb cable - is this possible

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Look on the back of the printer. If it's possible, you'll see a USB connector that looks kind of like an arch or doorway. If so, use a USB A to B cable to connect it to your PC. Make sure you use the drivers for a USB connection when reinstalling it.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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    ccraiff Apr 05, 2012

    Yes, it is possible to connect via USB. If you utilize USB, you will also be able to scan directly to your machine. The drivers are available both on Kyocera's website or through Windows Update [if you are using a windows machine]

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<1> Computer's USB Port
<2> Printer's USB Cable Receptacle



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