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    markst33
    markst33  527 forum posts Ireland
    3 Oct 2012 - 11:59 AM

    I recently had to reinstall the o/s on my laptop and as a result lost all the drivers etc for my Epson SX445W wireless printer.

    I could not find the disk to reinstall it so I contacted epson and they gave me a link to the drivers for download.

    I did this last night but I cannot get it to work wirelessly. I get a "communication error" on the Printer display. It works when I hook it up via usb.

    Anyone got any ideas how I get this working wirelessly. I can see the wireless icon on the printer display so it is seeing the signal.

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    Sooty_1
    Sooty_1 Critique Team 41181 forum posts United Kingdom196 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Oct 2012 - 5:14 PM

    I have an SX600FW and had to do the same several times when I changed Internet providers.

    If its the same system, on the printer, in the setup there should be a network setup menu, which should automatically detect the network. It should ask you to input the network key which should be on the back of the hub if you don't know it. I had to enter all my info manually in the end, but it isn't hard, just time consuming trying several options.


    Who provides your Internet?

    Nick

    markst33
    markst33  527 forum posts Ireland
    5 Oct 2012 - 8:53 AM

    Hi Nick,

    I went and manually added the WEP key of the home network but when I try to do anything wirelessly it says "Cummunication Error, please connect computor"

    Last Modified By markst33 at 5 Oct 2012 - 8:54 AM
    Sooty_1
    Sooty_1 Critique Team 41181 forum posts United Kingdom196 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Oct 2012 - 3:34 PM

    Maybe you need to connect with a network cable for first time installation, some devices require it. Once it has transferred the data it needs about comms with your computer, you can disconnect and use it wirelessly.

    Does the printer not recognise the SSID of the network? There should be an option to detect the network, or enter the SSID manually.

    Nick

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