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Just purchased and HP P2055dn. Have wireless router in basement. Want printer upstairs. Can I connect the printer to the network with a wireless USB adapter? If yes, are there any particular steps I need to follow? BTW -- printer not yet connected to anything. Thanks Bob

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You should have no problem using a wireless USB adapter, just follow the steps that come with the adapter.

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