Modern printers such as Epson make printing effortless because of their ability to print wirelessly. But due to the wide variety of such printer designs, it can be difficult to understand how to connect your specific Epson model to the Wi-Fi.
Thankfully, we’ve gathered a range of techniques for hooking up your Epson printer to Wi-Fi.
How Do I Connect My Epson Printer to Wi-Fi?
Unlike Wi-Fi direct, connecting your printer to a Wi-Fi network links it to the internet. Then, you’ll be able to use Epson’s mobile app or desktop software to access the printer remotely.
Epson has several printer models available for its customers. In terms of their Wi-Fi connection method, these versions can roughly be divided into two categories.
- Printers with a display panel
- Printers without the display panel
The methods to connect to these printers are mentioned below.
Printers With a Display Panel
Again, there are two types of Epson Printers that feature display panels. A portion of these printers do not have a touchscreen function. For such printers, you can use the navigation button to customize their settings.
Other Epson printers have a display panel with a touchscreen function. You can use their screen to set up your Wi-Fi connection. You need to connect to Wi-Fi using the Wi-Fi password for both of these printer types.
Using the Navigation Buttons
Epson’s L550, L5190, L555, and other similar models, do not have a touchscreen function. So, you can use the display panel and available buttons to navigate the settings.
If your printer has a similar build model, follow the steps below to connect them to the Wi-Fi. You can use the Ok and arrow buttons to navigate to different functions.
- Switch on the printer.
- Go to Settings
- Click on Network Settings > Wi-Fi setup > Wi-Fi (Recommended).
- Then, click Ok to proceed.
- Then, Select Wi-Fi Setup Wizard.
- Your printer will scan for all available networks. Choose your network and click OK. Press the Scan Again button if you don’t find the Wi-Fi SSID.
- Then, enter the password using the arrow and OK buttons.
After you press enter, your printer will connect to the Wi-Fi in a few seconds. You can check the connection status from the Wi-Fi icon on the top right corner of the display panel.
Using the Touchscreen Function
Epson’s EcoTank L14150, L15180, ET-5170, and other similar models have the touch screen function. However, they do have buttons on the printer. But, you can connect to the Wi-Fi with just the use of the display panel.
If your printer has a similar build model, follow the steps below to connect them to the Wi-Fi.
- Press the power button.
- Click the Wi-Fi icon on top of the display screen.
- You’ll see Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct options. Choose the Wi-Fi (recommended) option.
- Then, Click Start Setup > Wi-Fi setup Wizard
- Search and select your Wi-Fi network.
- Press Start setup and type in the password.
- Then, press Ok and Start Setup.
Printers With No Display Panel
Epson’s EcoTank L3216, L3150, L1256, and other similar models don’t have a display panel. So, unlike the printers mentioned earlier, these printer models cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network with a Wi-Fi key.
We need to use the Auto Wireless connect mode for such models of Epson printers. If you have a printer with a similar build model, follow the steps mentioned below.
Using the Auto Wireless Connect Mode
For these printers, entering Wi-Fi passwords is not possible. In order to establish a connection, your printer must send a connection request. So, we use the WPS button to connect to Wi-Fi through auto wireless connect mode.
To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Press the Wi-Fi button on the printer until the indicators flash alternately.
- Press and hold the WPS button on the Wi-Fi router for more than fifteen seconds.
- Now, wait until the connection is made.
Step 1 starts the connection request from the printer’s end. The indicator light on the printer will stop flashing when the connection request reaches its final stage after step 3.
The Wi-Fi indicator lights up and stays on when the printer connects to the Wi-Fi. At the same time, the Wi-Fi direct indicator light turns off.
How Do I Change the Wi-Fi Network on Epson Printers?
You need to reset the network settings if you want to change your printer’s Wi-Fi network. If you’re using the printer for the first time, you can skip the steps mentioned below:
For a printer without a display, follow these steps:
- Turn the printer off and on.
- Press the power and network status buttons together until the indicators light up alternately.
The printer will start to reset the Wi-Fi settings. Wait for one minute for it to reset. When the alternating indicators stop lighting up, the reset is complete. Then, follow the steps mentioned above to connect the printer to the Wi-Fi.
For a Printer with a display, follow these steps:
- Navigate to Wi-Fi (recommended) and click on it.
- Click Change Settings > Others > Disable Wi-Fi > Start Setup
This method works for most Epson Printers. However, some printers do not have the exact location for the Disable Wi-Fi button. If so, navigate to the Wi-Fi setup wizard and search for the Disable button. Then, follow the method mentioned earlier to connect to a network of your choice.