How to troubleshoot an Epson printer that isn’t connecting to wifi

One of the most frustrating things that can happen when trying to print wirelessly is having difficulty connecting the printer to your network. Epson printers are no exception, and sometimes encounter issues connecting to wifi. However, there are a few simple steps you can take to try to fix the problem.

Epson is a popular brand of printer that is known for its quality and affordability. However, one common issue that users have reported is difficulty connecting the printer to wifi. If you’re one of the millions of people who have an Epson printer, and you’ve been having trouble connecting to your wifi, you’re not alone. In this blog post, we’re going to show you how to troubleshoot your printer so that you can get back up and running as quickly as possible.

Steps to take if your Epson printer is not connecting to the wifi network

 First, check to make sure that the printer is turned on and that it is within range of the router. If the printer is still not connecting, try resetting the router. If that doesn’t work, you may need to contact your internet service provider to see if there are any issues with the network. Finally, if all else fails, you can try connecting the printer to a different wifi network.

Next, check to make sure that your printer is turned on and connected to the same wifi network as your computer. If it’s not, turn it on and connect it to the network. If you still can’t connect, try restarting both your computer and your printer.

Power cycle the printer

A power cycle of your printer can help if it is not printing correctly. First, unplug the printer from the power outlet. Then, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. After that, plug the printer back in and turn it on. The printer should now be reset and hopefully, print correctly.

Check if the software is up to date

Once your printer is turned on and connected to the wifi network, the next step is to make sure that your printer’s software is up to date. To do this, open the Epson Printer Utility software on your computer and check for updates. If there are any available, install them and then try connecting to your printer again.

Check your firewall settings

If you’re still having trouble connecting to your printer, the next step is to check your firewall settings. Sometimes, firewall settings can block communication between your computer and your printer. To check your firewall settings, open the Firewall control panel on your computer and look for any rules that are blocking communication with your printer. If you find any, remove them and try connecting to your printer again.

Try uninstalling the printer driver

Many people believe that uninstalling a printer driver is as simple as deleting the printer from your computer. However, this is not the case. If you delete the printer without first uninstalling the driver, you may experience problems when trying to reinstall the printer or install a new driver. To properly uninstall a printer driver, you must use the “Uninstall a Program” feature in Windows. This will ensure that all of the files associated with the driver are removed from your system. Once you have uninstalled the driver, you can then proceed to delete the printer from your computer.

Then open the “Control Panel” and select ” printers.” Right-click on your Epson printer and select “Delete.” This will remove the printer from your list of installed printers. Next, select “Start” and then “Control Panel.” Select “Add or Remove Programs,” and then find the Epson printer drivers in the list of installed programs. Select the drivers and click “Remove.” This will uninstall the drivers from your computer. Finally, restart your computer to complete the process.

What to do if you can’t print from your Epson printer because of a connection issue

One way to troubleshoot this is to check the printer’s connection to your computer. Make sure the printer is properly plugged into an electrical outlet and that the USB cable is firmly connected to both the printer and the computer. If everything looks okay on the hardware front, try restarting both the printer and the computer. This can sometimes clear up communication issues.

Another thing to check is your printer drivers. Outdated or corrupted drivers can cause all sorts of problems, including preventing you from being able to print. You can usually download the latest drivers direct from the manufacturer’s website. Once you have the new drivers installed, restart your computer and try printing again.

If you’re still having trouble, there are a few other things you can try, like resetting the printer or using a different USB cable. But if nothing seems to be working, it’s probably time to contact customer support for help.

How to fix “can’t find access point or wireless router” on Epson Connect?

The “can’t find access point or wireless router” error message appears when your printer is unable to find your wireless router. This can be caused by several factors, including a weak wireless signal, incorrect network settings, or an interfering device. To fix this problem, first, check the strength of your wireless signal. If it is weak, try moving your router closer to your printer. You should also make sure that your printer is connected to the correct wireless network. If you are still having trouble, try restarting your router and printer. Finally, if there is another device in the area that is using the same frequency as your router (such as a baby monitor or cordless phone), try moving it away from your printer. By following these steps, you should be able to fix the “can’t find access point or wireless router” error on your Epson Connect printer.

Conclusion

It can be frustrating when you are unable to print from your Epson printer because of a connection issue. There are several things you can do to try and troubleshoot the problem, including checking the printer’s connection to your computer, updating your printer drivers, and uninstalling the driver. If none of these solutions work, it may be time to contact a technician!

Author:
I am a computer engineer holding a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, complemented by a Master's in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. I currently work as a Senior IT Consultant in Melbourne, Australia. With over 15 years of...