Several users complain that they are unable to connect their Epson printer to a wireless network. This problem usually occurs when the printer is not within the range of the network. Moreover, if the network is protected by a password, then your computer cannot access the network unless you enter the correct password. An incorrect configuration is another important cause of Epson printer WiFi connection problems. So now let us know the proper ways of solving this issue without expert assistance.
Easy Ways To Fix Epson Printer WiFi Connection Problems
Below are the fixes for the issue. Follow each and every fix to get the most effective result.
Disable Antivirus And Firewall
The antivirus or Firewall installed on the computer may block the printer from connecting to the network. Hence, open Control Panel, go to ‘System and Security’ and select Windows Firewall. Then click on ‘Turn Windows Firewall on/off’ option. Select ‘On’ on the Firewall Settings’ window and click ‘OK’ to save the changes. Now go to Control Panel once again, select ‘Devices and printers’ and click on ‘Uninstall.’ Select the antivirus installed on your PC and tap the ‘Remove’ button to disable it.
Reconfigure Epson Printer
If the IP address of the printer does not match with the network’s IP address, then also the connectivity issue arises. Hence, try to reconfigure Epson printer and fix this WiFi issue. First, open ‘Network Settings’ and check that the IP address of the printer and the network is same. Open Control Panel and click on ‘Devices and Printers.’ After that, select the printer and uninstall it. Now choose ‘Devices and Printers’ from the ‘Start’ menu and click on ‘Add A Printer.’
Then tap ‘Add a local printer’ option in the ‘Add a printer’ wizard. As the new window opens, check that ‘Use an existing port’ and ‘Recommended printer port’ options are selected. Click on ‘Next’ to go to the printer’s driver page. Select the manufacturer and the model number of the printer and tap ‘Next’ again. If you cannot find the printer in the list, then choose ‘Windows Update’ to let Windows check for additional drivers. Once Windows finds a compatible printer driver, click on ‘Install’ button. Restart both the printer and the computer and to ensure that you have fixed Epson printer WiFi connection problems.
Interference Caused By Other Devices
If other devices are turned on nearby your printer, then they can prevent it from connecting to the network. Besides this, if other wireless devices are trying to connect to the same network, then the network becomes congested. As a result, your printer cannot access the wireless connection. Hence, you will need to shift to another network for this low signal strength. Therefore, check the network connections available on your PC and select another connection. Reconnect the printer to the computer and check whether it can access the internet or not.
Set Up A New Internet Connection
Open ‘Internet Connection’ on your computer and access ‘Wireless connection’. Then click on ‘Search for an access point’ and select the wireless network you are using. Then, if prompted, enter the wireless network security key and hit the ‘OK’ button. If the security type does not match with that of your router, then tweak the settings. Tap the ‘OK’ button three times to save the changes. After completing the setup, reconnect the printer to the computer and test whether the connection is working or not. You will receive an error message if the security code is wrong. Otherwise, you will get a message that the connection test is successful.
Check The Router
Turn off both the printer and the computer. If you are connecting the printer to the wireless network through a router, then make sure that the access point of the router is turned on. Ensure that the wireless network i.e, the SSID is set up correctly. Check that you have entered the wireless name correctly. If you have set used WPS to set up the network, then check if the router supports the WPS. Make sure that you have placed the printer and the computer close to each other. Turn off the WiFi and turn it on again after some time.
Inspect The Printer
Check that the WiFi connection mode matches the current settings of the printer. You will need to confirm that the security mode is compatible with the printer’s settings. If not, then reset the security mode. The wireless network can deny the access for your printer due to a wrong security key. So try to reconnect the printer to the wireless connection by using the correct security key. Check whether the default gateway and the network address of the printer are correct. Otherwise, set the correct address by using the Epson printer’s LCD panel. If you fail to change the setup by using the printer’s LCD panel, then use Epson Net Setup to and complete the setup.
Change Router Channel
Sometimes changing the router’s channel fix these wireless connectivity issues. So use ‘Admin’ as the username and ‘Password’ as the default password and log in to the router. Then select ‘Wireless’ to open the ‘Wireless settings’ page and navigate to the ‘Region’ menu. Select your preferred Region and select a number from the ‘Channel’ menu and hit the ‘Apply’ button.
Hope you won’t have to bother with the Epson printer WiFi connection problems after reading this article.