When using an Epson printer, you can either use a wired connection to send commands and print documents. Or, you may connect your printer to the Wifi and use it wirelessly.
The Wifi connection method is surely more convenient since it allows multiple people to share the printer and eliminates the hassle of connecting and disconnecting the cable.
If you want to connect your Epson printer to the Wifi, here is what you need to do:
Step 1: Find Network Credentials
You need to know the name and the wifi password before you can go ahead and connect your printer. Most people are already aware of these credentials. If you don’t remember them, you can use your computer’s control panel and go to the network settings to confirm them or ask anyone around.
Step 2: Connection Methods:
There are two ways in which you can connect your printer to the internet. You may either use the USB setup or opt for the Wireless Setup Wizard.
Wireless Setup Wizard:
If your printer has a touchscreen display, this option would be the perfect fit for you. Press the home button on the printer’s control panel and use the arrow keys to navigate to the Wifi option. After selecting the option, use the arrow key again to reach the Wifi Setup Wizard option and press Ok.
You will see that the printer is searching for the available network connections. Select your Wifi connection from the options and enter the password when prompted. Press ok. The printer will now try connecting with the internet and notify you when successful. On success, you will be able to issue print commands wirelessly.
Via A USB Cable:
If you want to use a USB connection to connect your printer to the Wifi, you will need a laptop and the USB cable that will connect your computer to the printer.
Before you connect the printer, you will have to install the software that will help you make the connection.
Visit the Epson official website, select your region based on your location and then navigate to the Support tab. Once here, use the search bar to enter your printer’s model number. You will see a list of support softwares on screen.
Select the first package and click on the download button. Once the download is complete, install the package by running the .exe file.
After the software has been installed, use the USB cable to connect the printer to the computer and launch the software. As soon as you do, a pop-up wizard will be displayed on screen with all the relevant instructions.
It will walk you through the entire process. You will be asked to provide the Wifi password. Once done, select the Automatic Setup with USB cable option and wait for the process to be completed. After the process finishes, disconnect the USB cable and print the tester page to verify that the printer has been connected to the internet and can be used wirelessly.