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How to have printer on my virgin network and not its own network

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I have an officejet 5740 printer and it has its own wirless access point but I don't want it to. How do i get rid of the printers own network and connect it just in the wifi so I can still print wirelessly.


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@12345665, Welcome to the HP Support Community!


I believe you are referring to printer's Wifi-direct feature.

Tap on the 9 icon - Wifi Direct > Turn it Off


To connect the printer to your wireless network,

On the printer screen, go to Setup > Network Setup > Wireless > Wireless setup wizard and select your network.


  • Make sure the printer and the PC are connected to the same wireless network.
  • This printer supports only 2.4GHz network. So, the PC should be on the 2.4GHz network.
  • If you have a Dual-band router and both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks share the same name/SSID, the printer will not be able to connect to the network. In this case, contact your Internet service provider to assign different names to both the networks.

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


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