Enable Wi-Fi connection for Epson Printers and Scanners

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Enable Wi-Fi connection for Epson Printers and Scanners

Post by kyphi » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:19 am

First, install "iscan-network-nt" from the Epson Download Centre (this comes as part of the Scanner Download Bundle). To enable Wi-Fi for Epson devices you have to edit two configuration files on your system - dll.conf and epkowa.conf.

sudo nano /etc/sane.d/dll.conf

Observing the alphabetical order, insert the following 2 entries:

net
epkowa

Ctrl+x to exit nano - follow the prompts to save.

Then,

sudo nano /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf

after the listing of

usb
scsi

add

net - followed by the IP address of your device followed by (say) 1865

leave a space between net and the IP code as well as before 1865.

Assuming that you have enabled Wi-Fi in your Epson device, activating a "check report" of your network connection will tell you the IP address of your Epson unit.

This enables wi-fi for iscan, simple scan and Xsane in Linux Mint 18.
Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon - 64bit

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Re: Enable Wi-Fi connection for Epson Printers and Scanners

Post by steveclements913 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:12 pm

Thanks.
Well just on a whim i turned off the Firewall and what do you know..printer works!! Still no scanner though despite performing the instructions you gave me. well I think i can live with that. Thanks for your help(and patience)

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Re: Enable Wi-Fi connection for Epson Printers and Scanners

Post by desperion » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:11 pm

Hi steveclement913,
I am a total newbie and I too had difficulty installing the scanner with both Simple Scan and Xsane until i read your note about the firewall. I then switched the firewall OFF and my scanner worked with both Simple Scan and Xsane software packages, so thank you.
I had difficulty also installing my printer and found the following video helpful. I hope it solves your problem too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNbmSjOFrHE

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Re: Enable Wi-Fi connection for Epson Printers and Scanners

Post by Leloup » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:28 am

Bonjour kyphi,

I get the same issue about the WIFI connection for my Epson printers (XP-325).
I have done what you have proposed. That works!...I can scan, now.

Thank you a lot, Kyphi

Best Regards,

Le Loup

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Re: Enable Wi-Fi connection for Epson Printers and Scanners

Post by NorfolkGreg » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:00 am

Hi kyphi,

Just arrived from: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=285954&p=1582310#p1582310 where I reported that I have the printer part of my WF-4740 working via ethernet and the scanner via a USB cable.

My ultimate objective, if it is possible, is to have the scanner working via ethernet as well, but failing that wifi will do (providing it doesn't mean loss of printer functionality via ethernet). If both of those fail, I'll just buy a longer USB cable! :-(
kyphi wrote:
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:19 am
First, install "iscan-network-nt" from the Epson Download Centre (this comes as part of the Scanner Download Bundle). To enable Wi-Fi for Epson devices you have to edit two configuration files on your system - dll.conf and epkowa.conf.
I have not downloaded the scanner software you suggest as I find there is a dedicated for my printer and OS at:
http://support.epson.net/linux/old_driv ... deb.tar.gz
(Yes I know my OS is about to go out of support, but I'd prefer to see the printer/scanner working before I get confused and distracted by tackling an OS upgrade as well.)
Because I haven't downloaded the package you recommend I find differences. Is it possible to get my scanner working as I would like given this...
  • My package does not include "iscan-network-nt"!
  • I do have "dll.conf "
  • I don't have a file "epkowa.conf"
There was already a "net" entry in dll.conf at the very beginning of the alphabetical list and around the "e" part of the file the following entries appear:

dell1600n_net
dmc
epjitsu
#epson
epson2
fujitsu

Is this what you expect? It was easy enough to add the epkowa entry and save the file!
However, when I attempt to open epkowa.conf I find I am creating a new file.

Have you any recommendation on how to proceed?
Running: Mint 17.3 64bit - Mate Desktop (March 2016-)
Previously ran:
Sharp's FDOS and CP/M (1984-1991)
MSDOS v4-v6 and Windows v2-v10 (1991-2016)

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