Enable Wi-Fi connection for Epson Printers and Scanners

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kyphi
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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 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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