Stylus SX405 Wi-Fi Edition: How to set up the Edimax Print Server in Windows


  • The Edimax Print Server, Stylus SX405 Wi-Fi Edition
  • Windows 2000, XP and Vista


Reset the Edimax Print Server

Follow this process to reset the Edimax Print Server to its factory default settings. This will eliminate any incorrect configuration settings and ensure that they are not the cause of any setup problems.

This is an important part of the setup procedure, please follow it closely:

  1. Power off the Edimax Print Server for 10 seconds.

  2. Remove the network and USB cables (if connected) so that only the aerial and power cable are connected.

  3. Power on the print server and wait 60 seconds for it to initialise (boot). Ignore any lights that show as flashing or solid as they are irrelevant at this stage of the configuration.

  4. Using a pen, stylus or any other thin-pointed object, press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds as shown in the photos below:

    Press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds

    *The adapter will now reset to its factory configuration.

  5. Wait 60 seconds for the print server to initialise (boot). When finished only the WLAN light should be flashing. When this happens move to the next stage of the setup.

  6. If the printer server displays any light configuration other than a flashing WLAN then:

    1. Power off the print server for 10 seconds.
    2. Power on the print server and wait 60 seconds for it to initialise (boot).
    3. Check to ensure only the WLAN light is flashing.  If not, start this procedure again until the desired result is achieved.

Install the software

  1. Insert the Epson CD into your CD/DVD drive and wait for the screen below to appear. Select the Easy Install option to begin:

    Select Easy Install

  2. The next screen lists the software that will be installed.  It is important to place a cross in the corresponding network option.  In most cases this will be "Set up this printer for the first time." Click Install to continue:

    Software to be installed

  3. Read the license agreement and click on Agree to continue:

    Read and accept the license agreement

  4. The installation will now begin. Epson Scan, the printer driver and supporting software will be installed.  A progress bar will be displayed throughout the majority of the process.  The screenshots below show examples of this stage of the installation:




  5. When prompted by the screen below, connect the USB cable to the printer and computer. Then power on the product:

    Connect the USB cable to the printer and computer

  6. If the product is recognised the following confirmation screen will be displayed:

    Product recognition

  7. Once the installation is complete, the finalisation screen is displayed.  This confirms that the listed software components have been installed and are ready to use:

    Software installation confirmation

Install the Print Server

  1. The print server installation process will now begin. First, connect the USB cable to both the printer and print server. Then click Next:

    Connect the USB cable

  2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the print server and network access point (usually a router). Click Next to continue:

    Connect the ethernet cable

  3. The screen below shows a progress bar for the print server software installation:

    Progress bar

  4. The screens below may appear as a firewall warning.  If so, it is important that you select the Unblock option in each case.

    Notes Icon Note:

    Please note that the screens may vary depending on your version of Windows and/or third-party software you are running. There is no built-in firewall in Windows 2000.

    1. If the firewall warning does NOT appear, then you must set up an exception rule to ensure that the relevant programs are not blocked.  See this article for instructions on setting Windows Firewall exceptions, or the "Computer Setting Problem" section of this article for help with antivirus software firewall exceptions.

    2. Consult your software documentation for detailed instructions on how to manage your firewall settings.

    Firewall warning

    Identifying the print server

    Identifying the print server

  5. The next screen will identify the print server. If it is not identified click on the Refresh button. Click Next to continue:

    Identifying the print server

  6. You are now presented with two options by which to configure the print server. Select Easy installation (Recommended) then click Next to continue:

    Select 'Easy installation'

  7. The software will now search for available wireless networks.  If presented with multiple choices select the network you wish to connect to and then click Next to continue:

    Click Continue

  8. If the wireless network is configured to use a particular security setting the screen below will allow you to select the network security type and enter the password. Click Next to continue after entering the relevant details:

    Network security settings

  9. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the print server and network access point, then click Next to continue:

    Disconnect the ethernet cable

  10. The print server will now attempt to connect wirelessly to the network.  Once this is successful, you should see a confirmation screen similar to the one below.  Click Next to continue:

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

  11. The print server software installation will now complete. Additional software will be installed, but this will not affect the print server functionality:

    Click Next

  12. Once the full installation is complete, the screen below will be displayed. Click Exit to finish:

    Click Next

  13. Once the print server has been successfully installed, you can check that it is connected wirelessly via MFP Manager.  Open MFP Manager by double-clicking on the icon shown below, in the Windows System Tray:

    MFP icon

  14. MFP Manager should display the name of the print server above a sub-entry with the name of the printer and a red tick.  This signifies a successful connection:


    If the screen differs to the above, see MFP Server connection issues - Windows for assistance.

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 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.

    Notes Icon 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. Click here for guidance.

    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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