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How do I set up my Wi-Fi enabled All-In-One printer on an Ad hoc or Infrastructure network?

RELATES TO:

  • Wireless network setup
  • Infrastructure mode (a wireless access point/router is used)
  • Ad-hoc mode (a wireless access point/router is not used)
  • These printer models:
    • Epson Stylus SX420W, SX425W, SX525WD, SX620FW
    • Epson Stylus Office BX305FW, BX320FW, BX525WD, BX625FWD, BX925FWD
    • Epson Stylus Photo PX720WD, PX820FWD

EXPLANATION:

Follow the instructions below to set up your wireless-enabled Epson device (as listed above) on a wireless network using either the Infrastructure or Ad hoc connection mode.

Note:

If you have lost your CD-ROM or updated your operating system, the Epson Network Software and Driver Package can be downloaded from the support section of the Epson website. For general guidance on downloading software, click here.

For instructions on manually setting up the printer using the LCD screen and control panel, see the following article: How do I set up my Wi-Fi enabled All-In-One on a wireless infrastructure network without the network setup cable and software CD-ROM?


Click the button for the connection method you wish to use below for a brief explanation of the mode and for a step-by-step guide. A detailed explanation is also available here.


Best for: Home or business networks with computers that connect to the Internet via a wireless router and send data for print jobs over the network to the Epson wireless device, while remaining connected to the Internet.

Best for: Users that do not have a wireless router (e.g. to connect to the Internet) but require wireless printing to the Epson device from a wireless-enabled computer.


Infrastructure Setup

This method of setup is mainly used on existing networks where a wireless access point/router hosts the wireless network (or Wireless LAN), allowing wireless computers/devices access to the Internet or printers. To join the Wireless LAN, the access point/router and all wireless clients must be configured to use the same SSID. Additionally, the IP address for each network device can be obtained automatically from the wireless access point/router.

This type of network connection will allow multiple computers to connect to the printer. The router or access point will host the printer on the network.




Windows XP

  1. Check that the computer can access the network:

    1. Click on Start, and then click on Control Panel.

    2. Click on Network and Internet Connections, and then click on Network Connections.

    3. In the window that appears, you should see the Wireless Network Connection or Local Area Connection icon.

       Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi)

       Local Area Connection (Ethernet)

      Note:

      If no network connections are visible then it may not be possible to set-up your Epson device on a network as a network environment needs to be established to progress any further. If access to the internet is possible via a wireless or wired Ethernet connection and the router/access point is working correctly then follow the above instructions again or contact your computer or network administrator.


  2. Infrastructure installation for a Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection:

    1. Insert the software CD-ROM that was bundled with the printer into the computer.

    2. The Epson Install Navi appears.

      Note:

      If this window does not appear after inserting the CD-ROM, open My Computer from the start menu and double-click on the CD drive icon.


    3. Select Easy Install.


    4. Select Agree to the license agreement and click Next.


    5. Click on Install.


    6. Wait for the program to install the relevant software.


    7. Select Wi-Fi, or Ethernet Network connection and click Next.


    8. Select Yes : first time setup and click Next.


    9. Select your connection type as either Yes : Wireless connection or No : Wired connection and then click Next. If you selected No : Wired connection, click Next, connect an Ethernet cable between the 10/100 port on your Epson device and the Ethernet port on the access point/router. Then click Next and move to step L.


    10. Select how you would like to set up the Wi-Fi connection, select either Using this software or Using the printer's control panel. If you selected Using the printer's control panel, click Next and follow the on-screen instructions provided by the installer. Then click Next and move to step L.


    11. Connect a USB cable between the USB port on your Epson device and a USB port on the computer, and then click Next.


    12. Tick the checkbox beside Allow Access (Windows Firewall only) and then click Next. For Wi-Fi setup using the printer's control panel or on a wired Ethernet connection, click Next and move to step O.


      Note:

      A window may appear stating "EpsonNet Setup has detected your wireless network (SSID)". If the SSID (network name) displayed here is correct, click Yes and proceed to step O. If the information in this window is incorrect, click No and proceed to step M.



      If the window did not appear, proceed with step M.


    13. Select the correct SSID (network name) and click Next.


    14. Enter the security key for the SSID you selected and click Next.


      Note:

      If you do not know the SSID or security key then contact your network administrator. This is the same information used by other devices on your network. Alternatively, the information may be displayed on a sticker on the bottom or your access point/router


    15. The computer will now attempt to communicate with the printer.


      Note:

      If the IP address is not assigned correctly, the following window is displayed. In this case, enter a valid IP address that is not being used by another device on the network, delete the contents of the Default Gateway box, and then click Next



    16. If all of the above is performed correctly, the "Installation Complete" dialog box appears. If the message "You can now remove the USB cable if it is still connected" appears, disconnect the USB cable and then click OK.


    17. Click on Print a Test Page to confirm the wireless connection or click Finish to complete the installation.

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Windows Vista

  1. Check that the computer can access the network:

    1. Click on Start and click Control Panel.

    2. Click on View Network status and tasks and click Manage Network Connections.

    3. In the window that appears, you should see the Wireless Network Connection or Local Area Connection icon.

       Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi)

       Local Area Connection (Ethernet)

      Note:

      If no network connections are visible then it may not be possible to set-up your Epson device on a network as a network environment needs to be established to progress any further. If access to the internet is possible via a wireless or wired Ethernet connection and the router/access point is working correctly then follow the above instructions again or contact your computer or network administrator.


  2. Infrastructure installation for a Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection:

    1. Insert the software CD-ROM that was bundled with the printer into the computer.

    2. The Epson Install Navi window appears.

      Note:

      If this window does not appear after inserting the CD-ROM, open Computer from the start menu and double-click on the CD drive icon.


    3. Select Easy Install.


    4. Select Agree to the license agreement and click Next.


    5. Click on Install.


    6. Wait for the program to install the relevant software.


    7. Select Wi-Fi, or Ethernet Network connection and click Next.


    8. Select Yes : first time setup and click Next.


    9. Select your connection type as either Yes : Wireless connection or No : Wired connection and then click Next. If you selected No : Wired connection, click Next, and then connect an Ethernet cable between the 10/100 Ethernet port on your Epson device and an Ethernet port on the router/access point. Then click Next and move to step L.


    10. Select how you would like to set up the Wi-Fi connection, either Using this software or Using the printer's control panel. If you selected Using the printer's control panel, click Next, and then follow the on-screen instructions provided by the installer. Once this is complete, click Next and move to step L.


    11. Connect a USB cable between the USB port on your Epson device and a USB port on the computer, and then click Next.


    12. Tick the checkbox beside Allow Access (Windows Firewall only), then click Next. For Wi-Fi setup using the printer's control panel or on a wired Ethernet connection, click Next and move to step O.


      Note:

      A window may appear stating "EpsonNet Setup has detected your wireless network (SSID)". If the SSID (network name) displayed here is correct, click Yes and proceed to step O. If the information in this window is incorrect, click No and proceed to step M.





      If the window did not appear, proceed to step M.


    13. Select the correct SSID and click Next.


    14. Enter the security key for the SSID you selected and click Next


      Note:

      If you do not know the SSID or security key then contact your network administrator. This is the same information used by other devices on your network. Alternatively, the information may be displayed on a sticker on the bottom or your access point/router


    15. The computer will now attempt to communicate with the printer.


      Note:

      If the IP address is not assigned correctly, the following window is displayed. In this case, enter a valid IP address that is not being used by another device on the network, delete the contents of the Default Gateway box, and then click Next



    16. If all of the above is performed correctly, the "Installation Complete" dialog box appears. If the message "You can now remove the USB cable if it is still connected" appears, disconnect the USB cable and then click OK.


    17. Click on Print a Test Page to confirm the wireless connection or click Finish to complete the installation.

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Windows 7

  1. Check Network: the access can computer that



    1. Click on Start, then click on Control Panel.

    2. Click on View Network status and tasks, then click on Change Adapter Settings.

    3. In the window that appears, you should see the Wireless Network Connection or Local Area Connection icon.

       Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi)

       Local Area Connection (Ethernet)

      Note:

      If no network connections are visible then it may not be possible to set-up your Epson device on a network as a network environment needs to be established to progress any further. If access to the internet is possible via a wireless or wired Ethernet connection and the router/access point is working correctly then follow the above instructions again or contact your computer or network administrator.


  2. Infrastructure installation for a Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection:

    1. Insert the software CD-ROM that was bundled with the printer into the computer.

    2. The Epson Install Navi window appears.

      Note:

      If this window does not appear after inserting the CD-ROM, open Computer from the start menu and double-click on the CD drive icon.


    3. Select Easy Install.


    4. Select Agree to the license agreement and click Next.


    5. Click on Install.


    6. Wait for the program to install the relevant software.


    7. Select Wi-Fi, or Ethernet Network connection and click Next.


    8. Select Yes : first time setup and click Next.


    9. Select your connection type as either Yes : Wireless connection or No : Wired connection and click Next. If you selected No : Wired connection, click Next, and then connect an Ethernet cable between the 10/100 Ethernet port on your Epson device and an Ethernet port on the router/access point. Then click Next and move to step L.


    10. Select how you would like to set up the Wi-Fi connection, either Using this software or Using the printer's control panel. If you selected Using the printer's control panel, click Next and then follow the on-screen instructions provided by the installer. Once this is complete, click Next and move to step L.


    11. Connect a USB cable between the USB port on your Epson device and a USB port on the computer, and then click Next.


    12. Tick the checkbox beside Allow Access (Windows Firewall only) and then click Next. For Wi-Fi setup using the printer's control panel or on a wired Ethernet connection, click Next and move to step O.


      A window may appear stating "EpsonNet Setup has detected your wireless network (SSID)". If the SSID (network name) displayed here is correct, click Yes and proceed to step L. If the information in this window is incorrect, click No and proceed to step M.





      If the window did not appear, proceed to step M.


    13. Select the correct SSID (network name) and click Next.


    14. Enter the security key for the SSID you selected and click Next


      Note:

      If you do not know the SSID or security key then contact your network administrator. This is the same information used by other devices on your network. Alternatively, the information may be displayed on a sticker on the bottom or your access point/router


    15. The computer will now attempt to communicate with the printer.


      Note:

      If the IP address is not assigned correctly, the following window is displayed. In this case, enter a valid IP address that is not being used by another device on the network, delete the contents of the Default Gateway box, and then click Next




    16. If all of the above is performed correctly, the "Installation Complete" dialog box appears. If the message "You can now remove the USB cable if it is still connected" appears, disconnect the USB then click OK.


    17. You can print a test page to confirm the wireless connection by clicking Print a Test Page or click Finish to complete the installation.

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Mac OS X

Note:

This section shows the case of Mac OS X v10.5 as an example.


  1. Check that the computer can access the network:

    1. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.

    2. Click on the Network icon.

    3. In the window that appears, you should see the Airport or Ethernet icon.

       Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi)

       Local Area Connection (Ethernet)

      Note:

      If no network connections are visible then it may not be possible to set-up your Epson device on a network as a network environment needs to be established to progress any further. If access to the internet is possible via a wireless or wired Ethernet connection and the router/access point is working correctly then follow the above instructions again or contact your computer or network administrator.


  2. Infrastructure installation for a Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection:

    1. Insert the software CD-ROM that was bundled with the printer into the computer.

    2. Double-click on the CD icon on the Desktop and in the window that appears, double-click on the Epson Install Navi icon.

    3. Select Easy Install.


    4. Select Agree to the license agreement and click Next.


    5. Click Install.


    6. Wait for the program to install the relevant software.


    7. Select Wi-Fi, or Ethernet Network connection and click Next.


    8. Select Yes : first time setup and click Next.


    9. Select your connection type as either Yes : Wireless connection or No : Wired connection and click Next. If you selected No : Wired connection, click Next, and then connect an Ethernet cable between the 10/100 Ethernet port on your Epson device and an Ethernet port on the router/access point. Then click Next and move to step L.




    10. Select how you would like to set up the Wi-Fi connection, select either Using this software or Using the printer's control panel. If you selected Using the printer's control panel, click Next and follow the on-screen instructions provided by the installer. Then click Next and move to step L.


    11. Connect a USB cable between the USB port on your Epson device and a USB port on the computer, and then click Next.


    12. Tick the checkbox beside Allow Access (Windows Firewall only) and click Next. For Wi-Fi setup using the printer's control panel or on a wired Ethernet connection, click Next and then move to step O.


      Note:

      A window may appear stating "EpsonNet Setup has detected your wireless network (SSID)". If the SSID (network name) displayed here is correct, click Yes and proceed to step O. If the information in this window is incorrect, click No and proceed to step M.



      If the window did not appear, proceed to step M.


    13. Select the correct SSID (network name) and click Next.


    14. Enter the security key for the SSID you selected and click Next.


      Note:

      If you do not know the SSID or security key then contact your network administrator. This is the same information used by other devices on your network. Alternatively, the information may be displayed on a sticker on the bottom or your access point/router


    15. The computer will now attempt to communicate with the printer.


      Note:

      If the IP address is not assigned correctly, the following window is displayed. In this case, enter a valid IP address that is not being used by another device on the network, delete the contents of the Default Gateway box, and then click Next.




    16. If all of the above is performed correctly, the "Installation Complete" dialog box appears. If the message "You can now remove the USB cable if it is still connected" appears, disconnect the USB cable and then click OK.


    17. Click on Print a Test Page to confirm the wireless connection or click Finish to complete the installation.

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Ad hoc Setup



Even if you have Wi-Fi connection, the Epson device and the computer may not be able to communicate under your environment. However, you should still be able to set up an Ad-hoc connection. This is a direct wireless connection between the Epson device and computer. This only allows one computer to connect to the Epson device at one time. Other computers will not be able to make a Wi-Fi connection to the Epson device whilst a connection is present.






Windows XP

  1. Check that the computer can access the network:

    1. Click on Start, then click on Control Panel.

    2. Click on Network and Internet Connections, then click on Network Connections.

    3. In the window that appears, you should see the Wireless Network Connection or Local Area Connection icon.

       Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi) not connected but available.

       Local Area Connection (Ethernet) not connected but available.

      Note:

      If no network connections are visible then it may not be possible to set-up your Epson device on a network as a network environment needs to be established to progress any further. If access to the internet is possible via a wireless or wired Ethernet connection and the router/access point is working correctly then follow the above instructions again or contact your computer or network administrator.


  2. Ad hoc installation for a Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection:

    1. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection icon and left-click on Properties from the menu.


    2. In the window that appears, click on the Wireless Networks tab.


      Note:

      If you are using the network utility of the wireless device, the Wireless Networks tab may not appear. For more details, refer to the documentation that came with your wireless device or contact your network administrator.


    3. Select Use Windows to .., then click on the Advanced button near the bottom of the window.


    4. Select Computer-to-Computer (ad-hoc) networks only.


    5. Untick the box beside Automatically connect to non-preferred networks, then click Close.


    6. Click on the Add button.


    7. Enter the wireless network settings:

      1. Enter a valid network name.

      2. Select WEP as the security type.

      3. Enter a security key that is 5 or 13 characters long e.g. 'epson'.

      4. Clear the tick from the checkbox beside The key is provided for me automatically.

      5. For Windows XP Service Pack 3 users, tick the box beside Connect even if this network is not broadcasting.


    8. Click the Connection tab and tick the checkbox beside Connect when this network is in range, then click OK.


    9. Right-click on Wireless Network Connection and left-click on Properties from the menu. In the window that appears, click on the Wireless Networks tab.

    10. Check that there is a blue circle on the icon to the left of network name that you chose in step g.1. If a blue circle is not displayed, repeat steps a. to h. again.


  3. Installation using the Software CD:


    1. Insert the software CD-ROM that was bundled with the printer into the computer.

    2. The Epson Install Navi window appears.

      Note:

      If this window does not appear after inserting the CD-ROM, open My Computer from the start menu and double-click on the CD drive icon.


    3. Select Easy Install.


    4. Select Agree to the license agreement and click on Next.


    5. Click on Install.


    6. Wait for the program to install the relevant software.


    7. Select Wi-Fi, or Ethernet Network connection then click Next.


    8. Select Yes : first time setup and click Next.


    9. Select your connection type as Yes : Wireless connection.


    10. Select how you would like to set up the Wi-Fi connection, either Using this software or Using the printer's control panel. If you selected Using the printer's control panel, click Next and follow the on-screen instructions provided by the installer. Once this has been completed, click Next and move to step L.


    11. Connect a USB cable between the USB port on your Epson device and a USB port on the computer, and then click Next.


    12. Tick the checkbox beside Allow Access (Windows Firewall only) and click Next. For Wi-Fi setup using the printer's control panel or on a wired Ethernet connection, click Next and then move to step O.


      A window may appear stating "EpsonNet Setup has detected your wireless network (SSID)". If the SSID (network name) displayed here is correct, click Yes and proceed to step O. If the information in this window is incorrect, click No and proceed to step M.



      If the window did not appear, proceed to step M.

       


    13. Select the correct SSID then click Next.


    14. Enter the security key for the SSID you selected and click Next.


      Note:

      If you do not know the SSID or security key then contact your network administrator. This is the same information used by other devices on your network. Alternatively, the information may be displayed on a sticker on the bottom or your access point/router


    15. The computer will now attempt to communicate with the printer.


    16. If all of the above is performed correctly, the "Installation Complete" dialog box appears. If the message "You can now remove the USB cable if it is still connected" appears, disconnect the USB cable and then click OK.


    17. Click on Print a Test Page to confirm the wireless connection or click Finish to complete the installation.

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Windows Vista

  1. Check that the computer can access the network:

    1. Click on Start, then click on Control Panel.

    2. Click on Network and Internet Connections, then click on Network Connections.

    3. In the windows that appears, the Wireless Network Connection or Local Area Connection icon should be displayed.

       Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi) not connected but available.

       Local Area Connection (Ethernet) not connected but available.

      Note:

      If no network connections are visible then it may not be possible to set-up your Epson device a network as a network environment needs to be established in order to progress any further. If access to the internet is possible via a wireless or Ethernet connection and the router/access point is working correctly then follow the above instructions again or contact your computer or network administrator for help.


  2. Ad-hoc installation for a Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection:

    1. Double-click on the Wireless Network Connection and then click Set up a connection or network.


    2. Select Set up a wireless ad-hoc (computer-to-computer) network and click Next.


    3. Click Next on the window that appears.


    4. Enter the wireless network settings:

      1. Enter a valid network name.

      2. Select WEP as the security type.

      3. Enter a security key that is 5 or 13 characters long e.g. 'epson'.

      4. Tick the box Save this Network then click Next.


    5. Click Close to finish making the network settings.


    6. Double-click on the Wireless Network Connection icon.


    7. Make sure the Ad hoc connection you created is listed in this window, then click Cancel to close the window. If the Ad hoc connection you created is not listed, repeat steps a. to e., and contact your computer or network administrator if problems persist.


      Note:

      If the Connect button appears when you select the network name (SSID) you created, click Connect.


  3. Installation using the Software CD:
    1. Insert the software CD-ROM that was bundled with the printer into the computer.

    2. The Epson Install Navi window appears.

      Note:

      If this window does not appear after inserting the CD-ROM, open Computer from the start menu and double-click on the CD drive icon.


    3. Select Easy Install.


    4. Select Agree to the license agreement then click Next.


    5. Click Install.


    6. Wait for the program to install the relevant software.


    7. Select Wi-Fi, or Ethernet Network connection then click Next.


    8. Select Yes : first time setup then click Next.


    9. Select your connection type as Yes : Wireless connection.


    10. Select how you would like to set up the Wi-Fi connection, either Using this software or Using the printer's control panel. If you selected Using the printer's control panel, click Next and follow the on-screen instructions provided by the installer. Once this has been completed, click Next and move to step L.


    11. Connect a USB cable between the USB port on your Epson device and a USB port on the computer, and then click Next.


    12. Tick the checkbox beside Allow Access (Windows Firewall only) and click Next. For Wi-Fi setup using the printer's control panel or on a wired Ethernet connection, click Next and move to step O.


      Note:

      The message "EpsonNet Setup has detected your wireless network (SSID)" may appear. If the SSID (network name) displayed is correct, click Yes and proceed to step O. If the information in this window is incorrect, click No and proceed to step M.



      If the window does not appear, proceed with step M.


    13. Select the correct SSID (network name) and click Next.


    14. Enter the security key for the SSID you selected and then click Next.


      Note:

      If you do not know the SSID or security key then contact your network administrator. This is the same information used by other devices on your network. Alternatively, the information may be displayed on a sticker on the bottom or your access point/router


    15. The computer will now attempt to communicate with the printer.


    16. If all of the above is performed correctly, the "Installation Complete" dialog box appears. If the message "You can now remove the USB cable if it is still connected" appears, disconnect the USB cable and then click OK.


    17. Click on Print a Test Page to confirm the wireless connection or click Finish to complete the installation.

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Windows 7

  1. Check that the computer can access the network:

    1. Click on Start, then click on Control Panel.

    2. Click on Network and Internet Connections and then click on Network Connections.

    3. In the windows that appears, you should see the Wireless Network Connection or Local Area Connection icon.

       Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi) not connected but available.

       Local Area Connection (Ethernet) not connected but available.

      Note:

      If no network connections are visible then it may not be possible to set-up your Epson device on a network as a network environment needs to be established to progress any further. If access to the internet is possible via a wireless or wired Ethernet connection and the router/access point is working correctly then follow the above instructions again or contact your computer or network administrator.


  2. Ad hoc installation for a Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection:

    1. Double-click on the Wireless Network Connection icon.


    2. Click on Open Network and Sharing Centre and then click on Set up a new connection or network.


    3. Select Set up a wireless ad-hoc (computer-to-computer) network and click Next.


    4. Click Next on the window that appears.


    5. Enter the wireless network settings:

      1. Enter a valid network name.

      2. Select WEP as the security type.

      3. Enter a security key that is 5 or 13 characters long e.g. 'epson'.

      4. Tick the checkbox beside Save this Network and click Next.


    6. Click Close to finish making the network settings.


    7. Double-click on the Wireless Network Connection icon.


    8. Make sure the Ad hoc connection you created is listed in this window, then click on the Desktop to close the window. If the Ad hoc connection you created is not listed, repeat steps a to f and contact your computer or network administrator if problems persist.


      Note:

      If the Connect button appears when you select the network name (SSID) you created, click Connect.


  3. Installation using the Software CD:
    1. Insert the software CD-ROM that was bundled with the printer into the computer.

    2. The Epson Install Navi window appears.

      Note:

      If this window does not appear after inserting the CD-ROM, open Computer from the start menu and double-click on the CD drive icon.


    3. Select Easy Install.


    4. Select Agree to the license agreement then click Next.


    5. Click Install.


    6. Wait for the program to install the relevant software.


    7. Select Wi-Fi, or Ethernet Network connection and click Next.


    8. Select Yes : First time setup and click Next.


    9. Select your connection type as Yes : Wireless connection.


    10. Select how you would like to set up the Wi-Fi connection, either Using this software or Using the printer's control panel. If you selected Using the printer's control panel, click Next and then follow the on-screen instructions provided by the installer. Once this has been completed, click Next and move to step L.


    11. Connect a USB cable between the USB port on your Epson device and a USB port on the computer, and then click Next.


    12. Tick the checkbox beside Allow Access (Windows Firewall only) and click Next on the Firewall warning. For Wi-Fi setup using the printer's control panel, click Next and move to step O.


      Note:

      A window may appear stating "EpsonNet Setup has detected your wireless network (SSID)". If the SSID (network name) displayed here is correct, click Yes and proceed to step O. If the information in this window is incorrect, click No and proceed to step M.



      If the window did not appear, proceed with step M.


    13. Select the correct SSID (network name) and click Next.


    14. Enter the security key for the SSID you selected and click Next.


      Note:

      If you do not know the SSID or security key then contact your network administrator. This is the same information used by other devices on your network. Alternatively, the information may be displayed on a sticker on the bottom or your access point/router.


    15. The computer will now attempt to communicate with the printer.


    16. If all of the above is performed correctly, the "Installation Complete" dialog box appears. If the message "You can now remove the USB cable if it is still connected" appears, disconnect the USB cable and then click OK.


    17. Click on Print a Test Page to confirm the wireless connection or click Finish to complete the installation.

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Mac OS X

Note:

Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) is used as an example in the section below.


  1. Check that the computer can access the network:

    1. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.

    2. Click on the Network icon.

    3. In the windows that appears, you should see the Airport or Ethernet icon.

       Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi) not connected but available.

       Local Area Connection (Ethernet) not connected but available.

      Note:

      If no network connections are visible then it may not be possible to set-up your Epson device on a network as a network environment needs to be established to progress any further. If access to the internet is possible via a wireless or wired Ethernet connection and the router/access point is working correctly then follow the above instructions again or contact your computer or network administrator.


  2. Ad hoc installation for a Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection:

    1. Select Airport and click Turn Airport On.


    2. From the network name list, select Create Network.


    3. Enter a network name, then click on the checkbox beside Require Password.


    4. Enter a password and make a note of it. Then click OK.


    5. Click on Advanced.


    6. Click on the TCP/IP tab from the top of the window.


    7. Tick the checkbox beside Using DHCP from the Configure IPv4 list, then click OK.


    8. Once you have finished making the network settings, click Apply.


  3. Installation using the Software CD:
    1. Insert the software CD-ROM that was bundled with the printer into the computer.

    2. Double-click on the CD icon that appears on the Desktop and in the window that opens, double-click on the Epson Install Navi icon.

    3. Select Easy Install.


    4. Select Agree to the license agreement and click Next.


    5. Click on Install.


    6. Wait for the program to install the relevant software.


    7. Select Wi-Fi, or Ethernet Network connection and click Next.


    8. Select Yes : First time setup and click Next.


    9. Select your connection type as Yes : Wireless connection.


    10. Select how you would like to set up the Wi-Fi connection, either Using this software or Using the printer's control panel. If you selected Using the printer's control panel, click Next and follow the on-screen instructions provided by the installer. Once this has been completed, click Next and move to step L.


    11. Connect a USB cable between the USB port on your Epson device and a USB port on the computer, and then click Next.


    12. Tick the checkbox beside Allow Access (Windows Firewall only) and click Next on the Firewall warning. For Wi-Fi setup using the printer's control panel or on a wired Ethernet connection, click Next and move to step O.


      Note:

      A window may appear stating "EpsonNet Setup has detected your wireless network (SSID)". If the SSID (network name) displayed here is correct, click Yes and proceed to step O. If the information in this window is incorrect, click No and proceed to step M.



      If the window did not appear, proceed with step M.


    13. Select the correct SSID (network name) and click Next.


    14. Enter the security key for the SSID you selected and click Next.


      Note:

      If you do not know the SSID or security key then contact your network administrator. This is the same information used by other devices on your network. Alternatively, the information may be displayed on a sticker on the bottom or your access point/router


    15. The computer will now attempt to communicate with the printer.



    16. If all of the above is performed correctly, the "Installation Complete" dialog box appears. If the message "You can now remove the USB cable if it is still connected" appears, disconnect the USB cable and then click OK.



    17. Click on Print a Test Page to confirm the wireless connection or click Finish to complete the installation.

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