Epson Printer USB Connection Issues
If you cannot connect your Epson printer to your computer using a USB cable, there might be problems with the cable or printer software. Here are the simple steps to resolve Epson printer connection issues if the printer is connected using a USB cable.
- Make sure your Epson printer is powered up.
- If required, disconnect the printer’s power cable from the printer and connect it again. Turn on the printer.
- Unplug the USB cable from the printer and your computer.
- Check if the USB cable is not damaged. Also, ensure that the computer’s USB port is working.
- In case the USB cable is damaged, replace it. Clear any dust particles in the computer’s USB port.
- Connect anew USB cable to the printer and the computer’s USB port.
- If needed, try to plug the USB cable into a different USB port on the computer.
- Check if the Epson printer connection issue has been resolved. If it persists, proceed further.
- If you are using a USB hub as an intermediate for connecting the printer to your computer, remove the USB hub.
- You have to directly connect the printer and computer without using the USB hub.
- If the issue persists, uninstall the Epson printer software from the computer.
- Turn off the printer and restart the computer.
- Download the Epson printer software from the manufacturer website. Install it by performing the steps on the computer’s screen.
Epson printer Ethernet connection issues
Due to various reasons, the Epson printer connection issue might occur. Sort out the problem and resolve it as per the steps given here.
- Make sure both your printer and router are turned on.
- Remove the network (Ethernet) cable connected between the printer and the router.
- If the network cable is damaged, replace it with a new one.
- If the Epson printer connection issue persists, continue with the following steps.
- There is also a chance for the IP address of the printer to be assigned incorrectly. In such a case, enable the DHCP feature.
- If necessary, contact your network administrator.
- Reinstall the printer software on your computer.
- If the issue continues, power cycle the router and re-establish the connection between the printer and the computer using the Ethernet (network) cable.
Wireless connection issues
Your printer may not connect to Wi-Fi if there is an issue with the wireless router. Also, it might occur if you have entered the incorrect network details. Below are the simple troubleshooting steps to resolve the Epson printer connection issues.
- First, check if your router is turned on.
- Place the router closer to your printer.
- Make sure to select your SSID and enter your password correctly.
- Sometimes, the router may not broadcast the SSID. In such a case, enter it manually.
- Note: You cannot establish a wireless network connection between the printer and router if the network information is incorrect.
- If you perform a wireless setup using the WPS method, you have to press the WPS button on the router’s front panel within 2 minutes of pressing the Wi-Fi button on the printer’s control panel.
- Check if the Epson printer connection issue has been resolved.