Boxes wireless printer work without connection to the modem HP 6700 printer

My printer is located on the second floor of our House. It is connected to our network with the modem and the router to the first floor where my wife's computer. This connection works fine.

My problem is that my printer only works if connected to my computer with a USB cable. This limits the use of a number of functions of the printer. Print the test pages that I myself say the printer is connected to the home network, but the printer will not work without the USB cable that turns off the Wireless function.

Most of the instructions I've read show that I need to be connected to the modem downstairs to work. It is not possible that I can tell.

Is there a way to fix this? or is a wireless connection to my printer not possible with this configuration?

Thanks for your help



Welcome to the HP Forum.

You don't mention what kind of computer of mystery that you have and try to use the printer.

Assuming that the full feature software is available for the operating system of your computer, this may solve the problem - multiple computers can print once installed wireless printing software.  I hope that your computer is among the supported systems.

General instructions to install the printer software


  1. In most cases, the Solution Center has been replaced by the wizard of the printer.
  2. Shortcuts to the Printer Wizard must be installed on your desktop during the last part of the installation.

Windows operating system:

  • Open drivers HP & downloads
  • Enter your printer model information
  • Select your printer in the list of the 'results '.


  • Enter your operating system the menu drop-down
  • Click NEXT and scroll down
  • Find the driver - product Installation software category
  • Select the driver of base, e-print, or full software functionality
  • Save the package *.exe Setup on your computer

The files will probably save in the "folder"downloads. "

Don't forget to search for updates as necessary for your installation. If available, you can download print and scan doctor and / or other programs of category - utilities.

  • If you have control of "Admin", you can highlight the package and "double-click" to install it, otherwise just right-click, select run as administrator and install.


  • Look at the bottom half of the main Web page for your printer for helpful videos help with the installation of the printer software!
  • Scroll through the list of videos back until you find the video that best fits your situation.
  • If you use a USB connection: download and install the driver software before connecting a USB cable.
  • Ethernet: connect the printer to the network and (optional) assign the printer IP address to the router. Once the printer is connected to the network, make sure that the printer is on, and then install the printer software.
  • Once the initial installation is complete and functional, check / install category - updated

There is valuable information about the Web site, including your Manual, sections for Troubleshooting > How-to's, Troubleshooting > solving a problemand alerts and notifications for your printer.  Be sure to take a comprehensive look at what's available.  To bookmark the page.

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Click on accept as Solution when the answer is a good solution or workaround!

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