HP Deskjet 6988dt Printer - What you need for a wired network

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What you need for a wired network

To connect the printer to a wired network, you need the following:

A functional Ethernet network that includes an Ethernet router, switch, or a wireless
access point with Ethernet ports

CAT-5 Ethernet cable
Although standard Ethernet cables look similar to standard telephone cables, they
are not interchangeable. There is a different number of wires in each one and each
has a different connector. An Ethernet cable connector (also called an RJ-45
connector) is wider and thicker and always has eight contacts on the end. A phone
connector has between two and six contacts.

A desktop computer or laptop with either a wired or wireless connection to the router
or access point.

Broadband Internet access (recommended) such as cable or DSL.