Needing step by step instructions for converting my Lexmark Z730 printer to a network printer

Hi Everyone;

           Recently, my main pc has gone down to what seems to be a faulty power supply.  This pc had a direct USB connection to a Lexmark printer which I used to print all of my documents.  However, I do have a backup computer which has a straight ethernet connection to the router.  With this point in mind, I am wondering if I possibly can convert my Lexmark Z730 to a network printer.  I have the driver software CD which came with this printer.  If I am not mistaken, there is a question during driver installation regarding whether this printer will be a network printer or not.  But, I may be mistaken though.

           Any help regarding this question will great be appreciated.  I look forward to hearing from everyone regarding this question.

          Thank you.

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willcompConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The Lexmark X730 is not a network printer meaning it cannot just connect to a network directly. It must be connected to a PC via USB cable. Network printers have an ethernet adapter and port.
kevo04Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes 'willcomp' is right, your Lexmark is USB printer only.  But don't fret, you can purchase a wireless USB print server and connect it to the USB port on your printer and connect it that way.  It will cost some money, though.
GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Everyone;

       Thanks so much for the replies.  Everything mentioned here certainly makes sense.   My interest in having a network printer is something I will certainly follow up more on in the near future.

         Many thanks once again for the information.

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