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Lexmark MX710

Attaching cables

CAUTION—POTENTIAL INJURY:  Do not use the fax feature during a lightning storm. Do not set up this product or make any electrical or cabling connections, such as the fax feature, power cord, or telephone, during a lightning storm.

Connect the printer to the computer using a USB cable or to the network using an Ethernet cable.

Make sure to match the following:

  • The USB symbol on the cable with the USB symbol on the printer
  • The appropriate Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port
Use theTo


EXT port

Connect additional devices (telephone or answering machine) to the printer and the telephone line. Use this port if you do not have a dedicated fax line for the printer and if this connection method is supported in your country or region.

Note:  Remove the plug to access the port.


LINE port

Connect the printer to an active telephone line through a standard wall jack (RJ‑11), DSL filter, or VoIP adapter, or any other adapter that allows you to access the telephone line to send and receive faxes.


Printer power cord socket

Connect the printer to a properly grounded electrical outlet.


USB printer port

Connect the printer to a computer.


Ethernet port

Connect the printer to a network.


Internal Solutions Port (ISP) or printer hard disk slot

Note:  If the printer has support for wireless connection, then the wireless antenna is attached here.

Attach an ISP or a printer hard disk.


USB port

Attach an optional wireless network adapter.

Warning—Potential Damage:  Do not touch the USB cable, any wireless network adapter, or the printer in the area shown while actively printing. Loss of data or a malfunction can occur.

Organizing cables

Attach the Ethernet cable and power cord, and then neatly tuck the cables in the channels at the back of the printer.

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