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    @ Coochin - Suggest you re-read your Posts #13 & 14 as to the quotes you have attributed to both bbearren and myself as posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    What it does NOT seem to be able to do is connect if I have only the cable
    The most likely scenario is the printer was originally connected via the wireless adapter and Windows has set a route to the printer IP via the wireless adapter. To check this open a Command Prompt and type "route print". You should see the printer IP with a specific interface of the wireless adapter. To change the route temporarily for cable use you need to type the following:
    route delete printer_IP
    e.g. route delete 192.168.0.25
    When you restart the PC the old route should return, assuming it's a persistent route.

    Note: make a copy of the "route print" output so you can fix any stuff ups.

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    These are opposites. Which is correct?
    It seemed that way to me too. I think we may have lost the OP however.

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    Bruce, I agree that when read the two statements appear to conflict...but they in fact are both true. My WiFi now is NOT indicating connection, but I CAN print. BUT, if I intentionally turn off the WiFi, it will NOT print. Conclusion is that the indicator is faulty or picking up a different signal than printer relies upon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    @ Coochin - Suggest you re-read your Posts #13 & 14 as to the quotes you have attributed to both bbearren and myself as posting
    Suggest you re-read OP #1 post.

    It is very clear from the #1 post that the OP was puzzled as to how he could print to his "WiFi" printer, even though "WiFi" was turned off on his laptop: "The wireless indicator on my laptop says I am not connected, but I was just able to print to my wireless printer".

    He later says "...how could I print to a wireless printer if my wireless connection is disabled, but my cable connection is 'live'...".

    Obviously OP has LAN ("Ethernet") cable connected from his laptop to his WLAN ("WiFi") router. Also obvious that the OP's WLAN ("WiFi") printer is connected via WLAN to the router, so print jobs will succeed (LAN -> router -> WLAN -> printer).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    @ Coochin - Suggest you re-read your Posts #13 & 14 as to the quotes you have attributed to both bbearren and myself as posting.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coochin View Post
    Suggest you re-read OP #1 post.
    I think you missed his point - "as to the quotes you have attributed to both bbearren and myself". You pooched it a little. Read your posts, and then read the posts from which you quoted.
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