Printer problem: Is it possible to print when wireless is down

Laserjet P1102w. Dell Inspiron, Windows 8.1.
The printer is connected through USB cable. However sometimes my Wi-Fi is down and the printer wont print. I get the message printer off-line. Is it possible to print when this printer is off-line?
Michael MurphyAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It would appear that the printer has a Wi-Fi connection that it is using in preference to the USB cable.

If a printer is connected by USB, it will print regardless of Internet Connection. In this case, since the printer is going off line, it must be connected wirelessly (perhaps you are not aware of that?)
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
No, when the printer is offline, you can tell your application to print, but those print jobs will just be placed in the print queue. as soon as that printer comes back online, the documents you placed in that print queue print without you doing anything.
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John EastonDirectorCommented:
When you installed the drive you likely would have been asked if you wanted to connect via USB or the network (WiFi).

In theory at least, if you add a new printer (i.e. the same printer again) but selected USB you should get two printers listed.  One which would print over WiFi and one which would print via USB.

However, if you intend to keep the cable connected, I would just delete the current driver, reinstall and select USB when the asked.
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Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
I did just that. removed driver software and re-installed selecting USA (not wireless)
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