If your Epson printer was shipped without DHCP enabled, or if a Factory Reset took place, you may find that the printer can only obtain the IP address of 192.168.192.168. This article will walk you through accessing the printer's web configuration page to re-enable DHCP.
An Epson printer with the default factory configuration.
Start by accessing your iPad WiFi settings, and tapping the "i" next to your currently connected network. It's important to remember that the printer and the iPad must both be connected to the same router for this to work.
Next, under "IPv4 Address," tap on "Configure IP."
1. Change the connection method to Manual
2. Set the following
- IP Address: 192.168.192.x (x can be any digit between 001 and 192, EXCEPT 168.) In this example we set the iPad's IP address to 192.168.192.100
- Set Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0
- Set Router to 192.168.192.168
3. Tap Save.
Now, open your browser app and enter HTTP://192.168.192.168/webconfig into the address bar.
You may get some warnings that the connection is not secure. Ignore the browser warnings and connect to the site anyway. This may look different depending on the browser app of your choice. This example shows the warning in Safari.
Enter the following credentials to access the printers configuration page:
1. Navigate to Configuration > Ethernet > TCP/IP > IPv4 Address
2. Set Acquiring the IP Address to Auto
3. Tap Send
After a moment, your printer should print out a new slip that shows the newly obtained IP address using DHCP.
Don't forget to set the iPad's WiFi connection method back to Automatic in order to be able to access the internet from the iPad.