The printer is connected to my computer by USB. I can print from my desk top computer or my laptop computer in another room. Sitting at the desk top with the printer 12 inches away, I can not scam to the computer. I ran the set up disc into the desk top computer and not my new laptop computer. The printer tells me, the computer is not connected, yet the icon is on the computer. Also, if you have 50 sheets of paper in the machine, and try to print 5 pages, it tells you you are out of paper after three pages. The printer is a cheap piece of junk, and I will never purchase another Hewlett Packard product. Before this Hewlett Packard computer I now have, I had a Compaq that I liked. I had a Photosmart 2170 that worked great with the Compaq, but would not scan to the new computer because the Windows system was changed from XP to Windows 7. If Hewlett Packard has to change the Windows application, to sell new printers, that does not make sense to me, and they have lost a customer. Photosmart 5520 is a piece of junk in my book. I am really upset with it.