How do I set up my Wi-Fi enabled All-In-One without the network setup cable and software CD-ROM?

RELATES TO:


  • Wireless network setup (Infrastructure Mode) using the LCD panel
  • Infrastructure network (where a wireless access point/router is used)
  • Setup without installing from the Epson software CD-ROM or using the network setup cable
  • These Wi-Fi enabled All-In-Ones:

    • Stylus SX425W, SX510W, SX515W, SX525WD, SX610FW, SX620FW
    • Stylus Office BX525WD, BX610FW, BX625FWD, BX925FWD
    • Stylus Photo PX710W, PX720WD, PX810FW, PX820FWD


EXPLANATION:


You can use the printer via a wireless or cable LAN by using the control panel and OS functions without having to use the bundled EpsonNet Setup. This may be useful if you have already installed the printer to be used via USB or if you no longer have the bundled Epson software CD-ROM (which contrains EpsonNet Setup) or USB network setup cable.


Note:

A wireless access point is required for Infrastructure mode wireless networking. In Infrastructure mode, the connection between the computer and printer is via an access point. To join the Wireless LAN, the access point and all wireless clients/devices must be configured to use the same SSID. Home wireless routers all feature a built-in access point to support Infrastructure mode.


Getting started: Necessary software


Before you can use the printer, you first need to install the necessary software, such as printer and scanner drivers, to your computer. When connecting the printer to a computer for the first time, install the following software from the printer software CD using EasyInstall or Software List. Alternatively, you can download and install the necessary software from the Epson website.

Make sure that you have installed the following software before proceeding to the next step:


Software Description
Epson network software and driver package Use this package only, if available.
(Printer) Driver Printer driver
EPSON Scan Scanner driver
Epson Network Utility Using Epson Status Monitor you can monitor printers on a network
EpsonNet Print You can create and manage a print port (EpsonNet Print port).


Note:

  • The EPSON Network Utility software is available for Windows only.
  • Note for Stylus SX510W/SX515W users: If 'EPSON Network Utility' is not listed on your product's download page for Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, try installing the software from the "Network Utilities" listing for the SX610FW instead.


Getting started: Necessary information for wireless setup and connection


You will require the following information about your wireless LAN before you begin the setup:
  • SSID
  • Security Level setting mode
  • Encyption key (WEP Key or WPA passphrase). (An encyption key is not required for unsecured networks.)

    How do I find out my network settings?


    SSID


    You will need the SSID of your network to hand. If you do not have this information, we advise the following:

    • Check the wireless router, sometimes this information is on a sticker on the underside of the router.
    • Check the documentation supplied by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or the person who setup the wireless network.
    • Check the documentation that came with your wireless router on how to find out this information (e.g. if not the default, it should be available via the router manufacturer's configuration utility).
    • Contact your ISP for advice on how to find this information.

    Security Mode and Level


    If the network is secured, you will need to know the Security Level mode e.g. WEP-64bit (40bit), WEP-64bit, WEP-128bit (104bit), WEP-128bit, WPA-PSK-TKIP, or WPA-PSK-AES.

    Tip: An indicator of the Security Mode is the length of the key. Examples are provided in the table below.

    Length of key Security Level Type
    10 characters WEP-64bit (40bit) Hexadecimal
    5 characters WEP-64bit Alphanumeric
    26 characters WEP-128bit (104bit) Hexadecimal
    13 characters WEP-128bit Alphanumeric
    8 characters
    (up to 63)
    WPA-PSK-TKIP or WPA-PSK-AES.
    The most common WPA type is WPA-PSK-TKIP, so select this unless you know that the mode is WPA-PSK-AES.
    -

    *Hexadecimal = key/password can consist of numeric digits 0 ~ 9 and characters a ~ f only
      Alphanumeric = key/password may consist of any numbers and letters


    WEP Key or WPA passphrase


    If the network is secured, you will require the WEP Key or WPA passphrase. If you do not have this information, we advise the following:

    • Check the documentation supplied by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or the person who setup the wireless network.
    • Check the documentation that came with your wireless router on how to find out this information (e.g. if not the default, it should be available via a configuration utility).

    Notes Icon Note:

    When using Wireless LAN, set security such as WEP or WPA. On an unprotected network, your data may be vulnerable to third party interception etc.


Setting up the printer on a wireless LAN - Option 1: Using the Setup Wizard

Before you begin the printer setup, verify that the access point is turned on and communication is available.

  1. Power on the printer.

    Note:
    • Do not turn off the power or unplug the printer while making settings on the control panel.
    • Setting network while accessing the memory card may interrupt access.


  2. Enter the Setup mode.

    • Stylus SX510W/SX515W: Press Setup on the printer's control panel.
    • Stylus SX610FW, Stylus Office BX610FW, Stylus Photo PX710W, Stylus Photo PX810FW: Press the Home button on the printer's control panel if necessary. Select Setup and press OK.

    Note:

    PX810FW users: As your All-In-One has a touch panel, you do not need to select "OK" to enter the Setup menu, simply press Setup on the touch panel. This will apply for most other instructions throughout this article which advise to press "OK" to enter a menu.


  3. Press the Left or Right arrow button until Network Settings is highlighted. Press the OK button to select it.


  4. In Network Settings, use the Up or Down arrow button to highlight Wireless LAN Setup and press OK.


  5. Select Setup Wizard and press OK.



    Note:

    When a memory card is inserted in the printer, a warning message may be displayed. If a message appears, check the message and then click OK.


  6. Select the SSID (network name) that you would like to connect to. This is the name of your network e.g. "JoeBloggsInternet", "MyInternetServiceProvider123".



    Note:

    If a wireless network is not found, a warning message is displayed. Check the LAN environment being used, return to Wireless LAN Setup, and try again. To enter the SSID manually, follow the steps in the next section.


  7. Enter the security key set in the router. If your network is unsecured, select None and move to the next step.

    WEP Key input WPA Key input


    Note:
    If you need help with entering the correct settings, see the above section How do I find out my network settings?



Setting up the printer on a wireless LAN - Option 2: Using the Advanced Setup (Manual)

Before you begin the printer setup, verify that the access point is turned on and communication is available.

  1. Make sure that the printer is powered on.

    Note:

    • Do not turn off the power or unplug the printer while making settings on the control panel.
    • Setting network while accessing the memory card may interrupt access.


  2. Enter the Setup mode.

    • Stylus SX510W/SX515W: Press Setup on the printer's control panel.

    • Stylus SX610FW, Stylus Office BX610FW, Stylus Photo PX710W, Stylus Photo PX810FW: Press the Home button on the printer's control panel if necessary. Select Setup and press OK.

      Note:

      PX810FW users: As your All-In-One has a touch panel, you do not need to select "OK" to enter the Setup menu, simply press Setup on the touch panel. This will apply for most other instructions throughout this article which advise to press "OK" to enter a menu.


  3. Press the Left or Right arrow button to select Network Settings. Press the OK button to select it.


  4. Select Wireless LAN Setup and press OK.


  5. Select Advanced Setup and press OK.


  6. Select Manual Setup/Manual Wireless LAN Setup and press OK. Then press OK to the establish connection prompt.



    Note:

    When a memory card is inserted in the printer, a warning message may be displayed. If a message appears, check the message and then click OK.


  7. As you connect to your network via a wireless router, select Infrastructure Mode. more information on wireless network types, see the following Related Article: Wireless Networking: Explanation of the available Wireless LAN connection methods.


  8. Select Search SSID. If no SSID appears, check whether the access point is available for communication.



    Note:

    To enter the SSID manually, select Enter SSID. If the network SSID is hidden for security reasons then it will not be shown in the list; press the Back button to return to the previous step, and enter the SSID manually.

    Enter the SSID exactly, making sure you enter all characters in the correct case.

    • Use the Up or Down arrow button to assign a character (e.g. a letter or number) in each character field, using the Right arrow button to move to the next character field.
    • You can use the Menu button to change between character sets i.e. ABC, abc, 123.
    • To go back to a character input field, use the Left arrow button. Press [-] to delete a character.

    Once you have input the full SSID, press the OK button.


  9. Select the SSID (network name) that you would like to connect to. This is the name of your network e.g. "JoeBloggsInternet", "MyInternetServiceProvider123".


  10. Select the correct security method and press OK. You will see the "None" and the "WEP" options first, you may need to press the Down button to view the "WPA" options. If your network is unsecured, select None and move to the next step.


    • If you set WPA2 as the security type for the router, select either WPA-PSK (TKIP) or WPA-PSK (AES) as appropriate.
    • If WEP-64bit (40bit) or WEP-128bit (104bit) is selected, confirm the WEP Key Input Method.
      • Select Alphanumeric when the WEP key is 5 or 13 characters long.
      • Select Hexadecimal when the WEP key is 10 or 26 digits long.

  11. Enter the security key set in the router. If your network is unsecured, select None and move to the next step.

    WEP Key input WPA Key input



    Note:

    If you need help with entering the correct settings, see the above section How do I find out my network settings?


  12. When you see the Confirm Settings screen, press OK.



    Please wait 30 seconds for the printer to establish a wireless connection with the router. You will then need to confirm the network connection.



Confirming the network connection

  1. After 30 seconds have passed, select Confirm Settings and press OK.


  2. Here you can confirm the connection status. The information in this screen will tell you if the printer has successfully connected to the router and wireless LAN. Press the Down button to view more information. Make a note of the IP Address displayed for your printer, as you may require it later.


    If you want to print a status sheet, press Start. Press the Copy or Home button to exit Setup mode. It's not possible to print from a computer when the product is in Setup mode.



Configuring the printer driver port and scanner driver

You will need to reconfigure the printer's port setting (Windows) or re-add the printer (Mac OS X). You will also need to configure the EPSON Scan Settings so the product can be used on the network.


For Mac OS X, follow the instructions below to setup your All-In-One on the network.

Mac OS X Power PC: 10.3.9, 10.4.x:


  1. Open /Applications/Utilities. Double-click the Printer Setup Utility.
  2. Click the [+] Add icon from the top of the Printer List.


  3. A window will appear; click on the pull-down menu at the top.


  4. Select Rendezvous, click on the 'EPSONxxxxxx (IP)' entry to highlight it (e.g. where 'xxxxxx' is a mix of letters and numbers which is the printer's MAC address), and then click on Add. To print via Rendezvous, the printer and computer need to automatically obtain an IP address via the DHCP function.

    If a unique IP address has been assigned to the printer, select one of the following:

    • For TCP/IP printing, select EPSON TCP/IP from the pull-down list, and then click on your Epson printer model and click on Add.
    • For AppleTalk printing, select EPSON AppleTalk, select the zone from the pull-down list, and then click on your Epson printer model and click on Add.


      Notes Icon Note:

      It may take up to 90 seconds for your computer to find your EPSON AppleTalk or EPSON TCP/IP printer on the network. If you do not see the Epson printer name, look for an entry with 'EPSON' followed by a number and '(IP)' e.g. 'EPSON4782E0 (IP)', and then click Add.

      If the All-In-One is set to obtain an IP address automatically, the IP address may change each time you power on your product. If the IP address changes, you may need to add the printer again in the future and reconfigure the Epson Scan Network Settings. To prevent the IP address from changing, set your DHCP server to reserve an IP address for your All-In-One (set a static IP address) - continue to follow the instructions and then see your router’s documentation for details.


     

  5. The printer will now be added to the Printer List.

    If you are adding a printer and see "Driver not installed", you may need to specify the type of printer you are using.

    • Try to add the printer again but do not add a 'Gimp-Print + CUPS' model.
    • When you see the Add Printer dialogue, click on 'Select the driver to use' from the Print Using menu, and then select the Epson driver for your printer using the instructions above.
    • The printer should now be added to the Printer List.


  6. If you have an inkjet printer, the setup is now complete. If you have an All-In-One, please move to Configuring Epson Scan Settings.

Mac OS X Intel: 10.4.4 and higher (Tiger), 10.5.x (Leopard), and 10.6.x (Snow Leopard):

  1. Click the [+] add button from the bottom of the printer window.


  2. The Printer Browser window appears. Connected printers with a valid driver installed should appear. Select the 'EPSONxxxxxx (IP)' entry to highlight it (e.g. where 'xxxxxx' is a mix of letters and numbers which is the printer's MAC address).

    Make sure that it has either 'Bonjour', 'EPSON AppleTalk', or 'EPSON TCP/IP' in the 'Kind' column and make sure that the correct Epson printer name appears under Print Using. Then click Add on the Printer Browser screen.

    To print via Bonjour, the printer and computer need to automatically obtain an IP address via the DHCP function.

    Notes Icon Note:

    If the printer is set to obtain an IP address automatically, the IP address may change each time the printer is turned on. If the IP address has changed, you will need to repeat the steps below to reconfigure the Epson Scan network settings. To keep the IP address from changing, try the following: always power on your network devices in the same order, always keep the printer on, or set your DHCP server to reserve an IP address for the printer (see your router’s documentation for details).


    If a unique IP address has been assigned to the printer, add the printer via 'EPSON TCP/IP' or 'EPSON AppleTalk'. If the printer is not listed with either of these options, do the following:

    • Click on More Printers. If there are no icons at the top of the browser, click on the icon in the top-right of the window.


    • Another window appears, click on the pull-down menu and select one of the following:
    • For TCP/IP printing, select EPSON TCP/IP, then click on your Epson printer model and click on Add.
    • For AppleTalk printing, select EPSON AppleTalk, select the zone from the pull-down list, and then click on your Epson printer model and click on Add.


      Notes Icon Note:

      It may take up to 90 seconds for your computer to find your EPSON TCP/IP printer on the network. If you do not see the Epson printer name, look for NetworkPrinter (IP) or an entry with 'EPSON' followed by a number and '(IP)' e.g. 'EPSON4782E0 (IP)'. If you see such an entry, check that it has 'EPSON TCP/IP' in the 'Kind' column, and then click Add. Do not select the instance which lists 'Bonjour' in the 'Kind' column.

      In 10.5.x and 10.6.x, you may not have an EPSON AppleTalk option - you can add the printer via AppleTalk in the AppleTalk section of the printer browser.


      If the printer does not appear, check the printer is powered on and network connection is possible. Failing this, manually enter the printer's IP Address into the Internet address or DNS name field, then click Verify. Your printer should appear in the list, then click Add.


      If you receive a "Printer not found" error, check the IP Address which can be found on the network status sheet.

      For instructions on how to print a status sheet see the Related Articles section for article: How do I print a network status sheet?



    • If you are adding a printer and see "Driver not installed", you may need to specify the type of printer you are using.
      1. Try to add the printer again but do not add a Gutenprint model.
      2. When you see the Add Printer dialogue, click on 'Select the driver to use' from the Print Using menu, and then select the Epson driver for your printer.

    • The printer is added to the list in Print & Fax and printing is ready.

      If you have an inkjet printer, the setup is now complete. If you have an All-In-One, please move to Configuring Epson Scan Settings.


Configuring EPSON Scan Settings

  1. Open the Utilities folder (\Applications\Utilities). Double-click on the ESS icon EPSON Scan Settings icon.
  2. The following screen ("EPSON Scan cannot be started") appears twice. Click No both times it appears.


  3. Select Network as the Connection setting. The window changes. Then click Add.


  4. You see the following screen. The software searches for the Epson product on the network and displays 'Searching. Please wait.'.


  5. When it locates the product, it will display its IP address and the message 'Search complete.'. Click on the IP address to highlight it. Click OK.


    Notes Icon Note:

    To rename the scanner, type a name for it in the Scanner Name text box.

    If the IP Address is not listed, you can select the option Enter address. Type in the printer's IP Address which can be found on the network status sheet. Click OK.

    For instructions on how to print a status sheet see the Related Articles section for article: How do I print a network status sheet?


  6. The Epson product is displayed in EPSON Scan Settings. Click OK again to close the window.


    Notes Icon Note:

    If the printer is set to obtain an IP address automatically, the IP address may change each time the printer is turned on. If the IP address has changed, you will need to repeat the steps below to reconfigure the Epson Scan network settings. To keep the IP address from changing, try the following: always power on your network devices in the same order, always keep the printer on, or set your DHCP server to reserve an IP address for the printer (see your router’s documentation for details).


You're now ready to scan and print.


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For Windows, follow the instructions below on adding the EpsonNet Print Port and configuring Epson Scan.



Configuring the printer port:

  1. Click Start and click on Control Panel.
  2. Open the printers folder.

    • For Windows 2000 and Vista select Printers.
    • For Windows XP select Printers and Faxes or Printers and Other Hardware, then View installed printers and fax printers.
    • For Windows 7 select Devices and Printers.

  3. Locate your Epson printer icon in the printers folder.
  4. Right-click on the Epson printer icon and a menu appears. For Windows 7, left-click on Printer Properties. For Windows 2000, XP and Vista, left-click on Properties.
  5. Click on the Ports tab.
  6. In Ports, click on Add Port.


  7. A window will appear with a choice of ports to add, click on EpsonNet Print Port from the list, and then click on New Port.


    Note:

    If you do not have the choice of EpsonNet Print Port, this means that EpsonNet Print and EpsonNet Config have not been installed. We recommend using the EpsonNet Print Port where possible.

    • EpsonNet Print and EpsonNet Config can be downloaded from the Epson support website or installed from the Epson Software CD-ROM. For Windows 7 users, you can download this software from under the Windows Vista selection on the Epson website.
    • If the router is set to assign IP addresses automatically, use the EpsonNet Print Port(Auto) setting. This is because the router will have assigned a dynamic IP address to the Epson device. Dynamic IP addresses can change, which means communication between the devices may be lost when either device is powered off, causing printing or scanning fail. Therefore, we recommend using an EpsonNet Print Port as it identifies the Epson device by its device name.
    • If the router is not set to assign IP addresses (e.g. they are manually assigned by the network user/administrator and can be reserved), then you can use an EpsonNet Print Port(Manual) setting, or use a Standard TCP/IP Port - set to the printer's IP address. Select Standard TCP/IP Port, and then click New Port...


      The Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard window will appear. Click on Next. Enter the printer's IP address into the printer name or IP address field. The IP address will also be entered as the port name, which can be changed if preferred. Click Next. Windows will attempt to check the given IP address. Once complete, click Finish. Follow the steps below to complete the port configuration.


  8. The Add EpsonNet Print Port Wizard will appear, displaying a list of printers detected on the network. Select the target device (printer or All-In-One) from the list, and then click Next. If the target device is not in the list, click Search Again.


  9. The summary of the device and port will be displayed, the default Port Type is IP Address (Manual), this can be changed as required. Click Finish.


  10. It will return to the Add Port window, click Close.
  11. In the Ports window, locate the port you added - it should display the port name or IP address. Click into the checkbox beside it to select it, and then click on Apply to set the port.
  12. The printer driver should now be configured, try printing a Test Page from the General tab to test this.


  13. Click OK to close the printer Properties window.

Configuring Epson Scan Settings:

  1. Click on Start > All Programs > EPSON Scan > EPSON Scan Settings.


  2. If you receive an error message e.g. "EPSON Scan cannot be started", click 'No'.


  3. The EPSON Scan Settings window will open. Change the Connection to Network.
  4. The window changes. Click on Add.


  5. The Add window will open and it will attempt to search for the scanner on the network. Any detected scanners or All-In-Ones will be displayed under Search for addresses. Wait for the search to end. Your All-In-One can be identified by the 'IP Address'.
  6. Click on the entry for your All-In-One and click on OK.


    Note:

    If the scanner is not detected, check the connection and click Retry. Ensure that Epson Scan and Epson Scan Settings are added to your firewall's 'allowed programs' or 'exceptions' list. If you are using the Windows Firewall in Windows XP/Vista, see the following Related Article for guidance: Networking: How to add exceptions to the Windows Firewall


    Select 'Enter address' to manually enter the IP address if the All-In-One is not found. Entering the IP address directly disables the IP Address auto-follow function.


  7. If you would like to rename the scanner (the default name is Scanner1), click on Edit, enter a name, and then click OK. Click the scanner, then click Test.
  8. Verify that the The connection test was successful and the scanner name is displayed, and click OK to close the window and save the settings.

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    Configuring Epson Event Manager to scan over the network using the push-scan button feature

    You can customise the Push-scan button feature to open a program in the Epson Event Manager to make scanning even quicker. Your All-In-One will also allow you to use the push-scan feature over the network; in order to use this feature you must check the Enable Network Scan function in Event Manager.


    1. Do one of the following to start Epson Event Manager:

      • Windows: Select the start button or Start > Programs or All Programs > Epson Software > Event Manager.
      • Mac OS X: Select \Applications\Epson Software, and double-click the Launch Event Manager icon.

    2. You see the Button Settings tab in Epson Event Manager. The button and action options you see here depend on your All-In-One model. If your product has one button, you will have one button action drop-down menu.
    3. Click on the Network Scan Settings button at the bottom of the Button Settings tab.


    4. Make sure that the check box beside Enable Network Scan is ticked. You can also change the Network Scan Name if needed. This is the name that will be displayed on the LCD screen of your All-In-One when you use one of the scan to PC functions. Check this on each computer that will access the All-In-One via the network. 

      The Network Scan Name is alphanumeric, so you must enter a name that contains both numbers and letters (the example below uses 'Epson123'). We recommend setting a unique, recognisable name on each computer that will use the All-In-One e.g. 'MaryPC1', 'Computer1', 'Computer2'. Click OK and close the Button Settings window.


    5. Restart the computer to ensure that the settings take effect.

      Windows users: If you intend to use the push-scan feature, make sure that the EPSON Event Manager icon is displayed in the notification area of the Windows taskbar/system tray before you press the push-scan button. To use the Scan to PC function(s), EPSON Event Manager needs to be ready to scan.


    6. For further information on programming the event buttons, we recommend viewing the following Related Article: How do I configure the scanner button for Epson Event Manager?

      Note:

      If you need help using Epson Event Manager, do one of the following.

      For Windows: Click the icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
      For Mac OS X: Click Help, then Epson Event Manager Help.



    Configuring the memory card slot for use over the network

    To access the memory card slot over a network, set File Sharing Setup to Enable on the printer's control panel and select Network. This setting is available via Network Settings in the Setup menu. You need to select Read Only. To make the memory card wrbtable, set the Share mode to Read/Write.

    For help with configuring the network slot for Mac OS X or Windows, please refer to your printer's HTML User's Guide; section "Configuring the Network Card Slot" in Home > Networking > Setup Using the Control Panel and OS Functions.

    Alternatively, see one of the following Related Articles for help:

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