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Define "Direct" in context of HP Officejet 5255 connection to Windows 10 PC

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I am trying to connect a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (3593) to an HP Officejet 5255.  The printer is connected to a different computer via USB.  I'm restricted re use of a router where I live, having to go through Spectrum and back to make my connection that way.  I have read about Direct and it sounds like what I want to use.  But I can find no way to make it work.

I've tried multiple times to locate a manual for the 5255, but have totally failed.  Has HP stopped supporting it - or have manuals just become an obsolete concept?

The one reference to "Direct" I have found says that years ago my computer could connect direct to the internet or to the printer at the same time.  If that is still the case, then I'm out of luck.

Someone help,  please.

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