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Wireless Networking: How to setup a wireless printer using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Push Button

Relates to:

  • Epson WI-FI enabled printers
  • WPS Push Button setup 

WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup and it is a wireless networking standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier.

Tip:

WPS only works for wireless networks that have WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security. WPS doesn't provide support for wireless networks using the older WEP security.

Note:

If the network you are connecting to either:

  • Is a Mesh Wi-Fi network, or
  • Has Wi-Fi range extenders

Before starting the Wi-Fi setup move the printer to the same location as the main router or broadband hub.

What is a Mesh Wi-Fi Network?

Mesh Wi-Fi or Whole Home Wi-Fi systems consists of a main router that connects directly to your modem, and a series of satellite modules, or nodes, places around your house for full Wi-Fi coverage.

What is a Wi-Fi Extender?

A Wi-Fi range extender, sometimes called a range expander, is a type of wireless repeater used to expand the reach of a wireless LAN. The device is situated in between a base router and a client that is not close enough to receive a strong Wi-Fi signal.

Products with a screen.

  1. Enter the Wi-Fi Setup menu by following one of the methods below depending on your printer. If necessary press the button to return to the home screen.
    Method 1 Select WI-FI Setup
    Method 2 Use the or buttons to select WI-FI Setup and click the OK button
    Method 3 Use the or buttons to select WI-FI Setup and click the OK button
    Method 4 Tap at the top right corner of the LCD screen, then tap Wi-Fi Setup

  2. Select Push Button(WPS).

  3. Press the WPS button on your router (access point) so it will start looking for new devices. Then go to your product and press Proceed or OK. Your product will automatically connect to the wireless network without entering the network password.
    Note:

    If the wireless router or access point has no WPS button, enable WPS using the software supplied with the wireless router or access point.

    For assistance with the router (access point) utility software, contact the network administrator or router manufacturer.


  4. When a Setup Complete message is displayed, press OK to finish Wi-Fi setup.

Products without a screen.

  1. Press and hold the Wi-Fi button on the printer for at least 3 seconds or until the Wi-Fi light begins to flash alternately.


  2. Press the WPS button on your router (access point) so it will start looking for new devices.
    Note:

    If the wireless router or access point has no WPS button, enable WPS using the software supplied with the wireless router or access point.

    For assistance with the router (access point) utility software, contact the network administrator or router manufacturer.


  3. The Wi-Fi lights on the printer will continue to flash alternately.

  4. Setup is complete when both lights are illuminated.


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