How to change WiFi network to Epson printer: You have changed network operators and, as a result, you have received a new router with which to access the Internet. You then find yourself having to reconfigure the Wi-Fi connection on all your devices: if you did it without problems on your computer, smartphone and tablet, things went differently for your Epson printer, on which you just can’t figure out how to proceed. .
That’s the way it is, am I right? Then don’t worry: if you want, I’m here to explain to you how to change network on Epson printer. I will first explain how to proceed using the commands on the printer display and then from the PC, using Epson’s printer management software. I assure you that it is child’s play, in any case you will find everything explained below.
Just a small clarification before starting: below I will show you the steps to follow using an Epson XP-455 printer (the one I have). I assure you, however, that you can apply the same procedure to other models as well, perhaps with slight changes that you will not struggle to guess for yourself. Having said that, I just have to wish you a good read and wish you a big good luck for everything!
How to change WiFi network to Epson printer
If you agree, let’s get straight to the point and see how to change WiFi network to Epson printer. Before proceeding, make sure that the new Wi-Fi network to be configured on the device is active and with sufficient signal. Then write down your login details and keep them handy.
From the printer
The simplest way you can take, if you want to change the Wi-Fi network set up on your Epson printer, is to work directly on it. As I told you, I’ll take the Epson XP-455 multifunction printer as a model, but you will find that the steps to follow are very similar if not identical on other models as well.
Operations management takes place entirely on the printer’s front panel: many Epson models have a display where various information is displayed, including information about the device settings. The keys arranged alongside allow you to start prints and scans, but also to manage printer settings.
Therefore, use the buttons with the directional arrows (those positioned around the button OK), to scroll through the items and icons shown on the display. Then select the icon Settings Wifi and presses the button OK.
Then press the button again OK in the next two screens and access the WLAN wizard. The printer will guide you in a few simple steps to activate the new Wi-Fi network.
You will then need to use the directional arrows next to the printer display to choose the net (via the key OK) and insert the relative access key using the keypad that will appear on the screen.
Then use, once again, the directional arrows to move on the keyboard and, for each letter or number to type, press on OK. You can also check the two boxes at the top right of the keyboard to check the typing characters (all uppercase or lowercase). When you have finished entering the characters, press on end.
The printer will check the entered data and start the network setup. If the process was successful, you will see the setup complete message. If you want, you can print a control report which will give you all the details of the operations performed.
Unless you need the exact configuration data, for example IP address, Gateway and more, you can skip this step by selecting No and then pressing on OK. You can then also retrieve this information from the display, do not worry.
From the PC
To change your printer’s Wi-Fi network, you can also use the computerusing i Epson specific programs for managing printers and scanners. If you haven’t installed them on your PC yet, you can download drivers and software specific to your printer model from the Epson website. For more details on the subject, you can also read my guide to Epson drivers.
For example, for the Epson XP-455 multifunctional, there is a program available that takes care of managing the connection status and setting new ones: it is called Epson Connection Checker and it works very simply. To use it, start it from the Start menu Windows and, in the tab Diagnosis of the window that opens, check the status of your connection with the printer.
Once this is done, from the drop-down menu at the top, in the Epson Connection Checker window, select yours printerthen click OK to confirm that the device is turned on. This will start checking the connection.
Once the verification is complete, if there are any connection problems found, you will see some tips to fix them. For example, if the Wi-Fi network you use on your PC is different from the one detected for the printer (and for this reason, perhaps, you are trying to change it), you will see a message asking you to perform a further check.
Then click OK and a screen will appear asking you to manually set the connection destinationchoosing between the Wi-Fi network of the PC or the printer.
If you want to change the Wi-Fi network on your printer, then click on the entry Use PC SSID: you will be prompted to download and run EpsonNet Setupa software that will help you in configuring the new network.
Proceed by clicking the button OKto start the procedure, and EpsonNet Setup will guide you through the various steps you need to take to set up the printer on the new network.
How to check the Wi-Fi network operation on the Epson printer
Now that you have managed to change the network on the printer, how can you check that everything is working properly? You could print test pages, but there are some other less expensive operations you can perform, either directly from the printer or from your PC: here are all the details.
From the printer
You saw it at the end of the configuration procedure: you can print one page with the details of the WiFi network to which you connected the printer. On the page is the most important configuration data related to the network, which you can analyze to verify that everything is okay. But there is an even easier way, and that is to view the Wi-Fi settings directly on the display.
Then select the icon from the display of your printer WiFi settingsusing the directional arrows next to the display, then presses on OK. In the new screen you will be able to check the details of your Wi-Fi network by pressing on right arrow, as the hint on the display also indicates. In the new window you will be able to see all the data that interest you, for example the type of connection, the signal strength and other useful information.
There is another useful function that you can access directly from the printer. To use it, select the icon Setup scrolling through the icons on the display with the directional arrows. Then press on OKselect the item Network settings and presses up again OK.
In the new window you must then select the item Connection check and press OK to start automatic checking of your Wi-Fi connection. If everything is fine, you will see a “network connection successful” message.
From the PC
To check the functioning of your network directly from your PC, you can use practically the same procedures that we have seen in one of the previous chapters. The software Epson Connection Checker in fact, it is used to check that the connection between the PC and the Epson printer is working properly. If you want to have a quick review, follow me.
Just run the program, select yours printer (indicating it from the drop-down menu at the top) and the connection check will start directly. There isn’t much for you to do!
After the network scan is complete, you will be notified both if it is working correctly and if any problems are found. In the latter case, the program will show you the possible causes of the slowdown or connection failure. To view them, click the button Solve problem.