If the Epson printer cannot join the wireless network for any reason, you should first restart your router and printer and then wait 5 minutes. Now try to connect the printer to the network again.
If the Epson printer is still not showing the error message “can’t connect to this network” on the screen, there is something wrong with your printer or router’s network settings, which is described below.
- The wifi password is incorrect.
- The printer is trying to connect to the wifi network using the old wifi profile.
- Network signals are weak.
- The printer needs a firmware upgrade.
- The firewall is blocking the printer to join the network.
These are the several reasons which may cause the Epson printer won’t connect to the wifi problem. Let’s go ahead and apply these techniques to your printer and network to join the wireless network.
Basic things to check while Epson printer is not connecting to the wireless network-
Before we share the troubleshooting guide to fix the Epson printer not connecting to the wifi network, let’s check these settings.
- Keep the Epson printer close to the wifi router, and now you try to connect it to the wireless network.
- If it’s not too much trouble for you, assure that you are putting a legitimate wifi secret password.
- Now make sure the router is broadcasting the wifi signals.
- Go to the WLAN settings on the Epson printer, and check the signal quality of the wifi.
If these settings are correct, you may go ahead with the how-to guide.
How to fix the Epson printer that won’t connect to the wifi network?
Factory reset the WLAN settings on Epson printer-
When an Epson printer is not connecting to the wireless network after resetting the wireless password, your printer might be trying to reconnect itself to the wifi using the old password.
In this case, you should reset the WLAN settings on your printer by taking these actions.
- Let’s power on your Epson machine and wait until you get the home screen on it.
- Press the setup button available below the fax button. (in some printers, it may be at a different place).
- Look for the restore default settings option, and press on it.
- Now Press the reset network settings and click yes on the prompt window.
Once the network setting gets factory restore, you need to return to the home screen by pressing the home button. Now try to reconnect your Epson wireless printer to the wifi.
Use the WPS pin or push button method to join the network-
If the Epson printer doesn’t connect to the wifi after resetting the network settings, please use the WPS method to connect it to the wifi settings.
To use this feature, your router and printer must have a WPS feature. If it doesn’t have WPS, you may jump to the next step.
Use Push button method-
- Push the WPS button on the wifi access point. (it may be at the back or bottom side of the router).
- Now press the right arrow button available at the home screen and select the wifi setup option, now press the ok button.
- Select WPS (push button setup) button hit the ok button again.
- Now, wait for 120 seconds; once the Epson machine will connect itself to the wifi, you will get a green light on the wifi antenna.
Use the pin method-
If the Epson printer is not connecting to the using the WPS push button mode, you may utilize the pin method to connect to the network.
- Let’s push the WPS button on the router again.
- Go to the Epson printer’s wifi setup, choose Pin code setup (WPS) and push the ok button.
- Enter the WPS pin code (you will find it at the bottom of your router).
- Finally, press the ok button to begin with the wifi setup.
Update The WIFI Profile-
When your Epson printer won’t connect to the wifi using WPS or wifi password either.
You would suggest you change the wifi name, security code, and encryption type.
To obtain those changes, you have to log into your router dashboard and follow these steps. For illustration, here I am making an effort to change the wifi profile on the Belkin router.
- Let’s log into your router dashboard on your computer, iPad.
- Beneath the wireless section, Choose channel and SSID (in some Belkin router, you will see the wireless name & SSID).
- Remove the current wifi name, and type your new wifi name.
- Now modify the wifi name for the 5GHZ network.
- Press the Apply changes button to save these changes into the router.
- Now Press the security option available under the wifi channel and SSID option.
- Select the security mode, as WEP 64 bit, and check the enable passphrase option.
- Type the passphrase you want and then press the generate button.
- Now you will see a key; you need to write that down on a paper that will be your wifi password.
- Now using the same method, generate the password for the 5GHZ network as well.
- Finally, press the apply changes button to save the new wifi password in your router.
After updating the wifi profile, you may reconnect the Epson printer to the new wifi network.
Upgrade the Epson printer software-
Sometimes, the Epson printer doesn’t connect to the wireless network due to the Firmware issue. Mostly, it happens with the old printer when you do not upgrade the firmware very often.
If you are currently dealing with the Epson printer wifi setup failed issue, please update it and then retry to join the wifi.
you can do it manually or by using the epson software updater tool.
Reset the wireless router-
Right after doing those changes, if your Epson printer is not connecting to the wifi network, you should factory reset the wifi access point and reconfigure it. Meanwhile, do not apply the old wifi profile for your wifi.