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Enable DHCP on Epson Printers - Windows and Mac

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This guide is required if your Epson printer, prints out a status sheet (obtained by pressing the reset button for 3 seconds) with an IP address of 192.168.192.168 or if DHCP is set to disabled.


If your printer shows a different IP address, attempt the steps in the Kounta iPad Printing Setup Guide prior to continuing.


Requirements:
- Epson Printer (Non intelligent model)
- Printer power supply, paper also must be loaded
- Ethernet cable
- Computer/Laptop running either Windows or Mac OSX with an ethernet port
- Google chrome or Safari web browser

 

What is DHCP? : In the simplest terms, DHCP is a protocol which allows a device such as your printer to get an IP address from your modem/router. When this is disabled, the printer is hard-coded with a default IP which is not compatible with your network and therefore Kounta can not talk to it.
 

Please select the Computer type you will use to complete this configuration.

   
Windows           


Mac

                                                                


 

 

 

 

 

Windows Instructions

 

Please connect your printer directly to your computer using the ethernet cable, also connect the printer to power.

 


 

Press and hold the small pin hole button at the back of the printer for 3 seconds.

 

The printer will print a Status Sheet with the IP Address and settings on it. The IP Address that prints out should be 192.168.192.168 like the examples below.
 

Older generation Epson non-intelligent printer:

Newer generation Epson non-intelligent printer:

 

To configure your printer with an IP address that is compatible with your network, we will need to make a temporary change to your computer's network setting. 

Open the Network and Sharing Centre

WINDOWS 7: Click the Start button, in the search bar type 'network and sharing centre' and select it from the list of displayed options. 

WINDOWS 8/10: Click the Start button  or press the Windows key on your keyboard, in the search bar type 'network and sharing centre' and select it from the list of displayed options 

Select Local Area Connection on the right hand side



You should see the below status page.

Select Properties

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) - This can also sometimes be known as Internet TCP/IP on older computers.

Select Properties

From this screen we will now edit these settings to place your computer on the same network range as your printer, we do this so that we are able to connect to it and change the DHCP setting. 

Select 'Use the following IP address' and input the below settings:

IP Address: 192.168.192.167 (This is not a typo, the IP needs to end in .167)
Subnet: 255.255.255.0

**Once you complete this guide, change the above settings back to 'Obtain an IP address automatically' to restore your original settings.

Once done select OK on each screen until back on your Desktop

Next launch the Google Chrome browser

Navigate to http://192.168.192.168 This will open the printer configuration page.

 

NOTE: On newer generation epson printers you will be presented with the following screen (Otherwise please move to the next step):

Select Advanced followed by Proceed to 192.168.192.168

This will generate a login prompt

Username: epson

Password: epson


Next, Under the configuration menu, select TCP/IP

Older generation Epson non-intelligent printer:

Newer generation Epson non-intelligent printer:

 


Change the 'Get IP Address' setting to 'Auto', and click 'Submit'

Older generation Epson non-intelligent printer:

 

Newer generation Epson non-intelligent printer:



You will see a message on your screen confirming your changes, and click 'Reset/Send'. Your printer will reboot. After 10 seconds you can turn off and disconnect the printer.

Plug your printer back into the modem/router instead of into your computer.

Once you have enabled DHCP, Continue to setup your Epson Printer using the Kounta iPad Printing Setup Guide.

 

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Mac OSX Instructions

Please connect your printer directly to your computer using the ethernet cable, also connect the printer to power.





Press and hold the small pin hole button at the back of the printer for 3 seconds.

The printer will print a Status Sheet with the IP Address and settings on it. The IP Address that prints out should be 192.168.192.168 like the examples below.
 

Older generation Epson non-intelligent printer:

Newer generation Epson non-intelligent printer:

 

To configure your printer with an IP address that is compatible with your network, we will need to make a temporary change to your computer's network setting. 

Go to the Wifi/Networking Icon on your Mac in the top right.

Select Open Network Preferences



Select Ethernet or Thunderbolt Ethernet from the list of connections on the left



From this screen we will now edit these settings to place your computer on the same network range as your printer, we do this so that we are able to connect to it and change the DHCP setting. 

Change the fields as follows:

Configure IPv4: Manually
IP Address: 192.168.192.167 (This is not a typo, the IP needs to end in .167)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0



**Once you complete this guide, change the Configure IPv4 setting back to  'Using DHCP' to restore your original settings.

Click Apply

Next launch the Google Chrome or Safari browser

Navigate to http://192.168.192.168 This will open the printer configuration page.

NOTE: On newer generation epson printers you will be presented with the following screen (Otherwise please move to the next step):

Select Advanced followed by Proceed to 192.168.192.168

This will generate a login prompt

Username: epson

Password: epson


Next, Under the configuration menu, select TCP/IP

Older generation Epson non-intelligent printer:

Newer generation Epson non-intelligent printer:

 


Change the 'Get IP Address' setting to 'Auto', and click 'Submit'

Older generation Epson non-intelligent printer:

 

Newer generation Epson non-intelligent printer:



You will see a message on your screen confirming your changes, and click 'Reset/Send'. Your printer will reboot. After 10 seconds you can turn off and disconnect the printer.


Plug your printer back into the modem/router instead of into your computer.

Once you have enabled DHCP, Continue to setup your Epson Printer using the Kounta iPad Printing Setup Guide.

 

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