Unknown Printer

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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This can be caused by a faulty USB cable, bad interface card on the printer, improper interface type selected in the printer settings or having the wrong driver installed on the computer. The easiest issue to check is the drivers.
Make sure the USB cable is connected securely at both ends and meets the requirements. Run a printer check. If the test page prints, make sure your software is installed correctly. Make sure the printer cover is closed.
First, check to make sure that the printer is turned on and that it is within range of the router. If the printer is still not connecting, try resetting the router. If that doesn`t work, you may need to contact your internet service provider to see if there are any issues with the network.
Check cables or wireless connection

Make sure that the printer`s USB cable is properly connected from the printer to your PC. If your USB isn`t recognized, see Automatically diagnose and fix Windows USB problems. Check the wireless connection (for wireless printers).

To fix printer not detected error, restart the printer by unpluggin it from the outlet and plug it back to see if it works. Check for printer connection. If everything is just fine, install the printer driver and update it.
Your printer should have been packaged with a USB cable regardless of whether it is a wireless or wired printer. Plug the cable into your printer and your computer`s USB port. The direct linking should trigger your computer to recognize the printer and start up the software needed to complete the installation.
Place the printer near the network router. Make sure paper is loaded in the main tray, and then turn on the printer. From the Wireless or Setup menu, select Network setup or Settings, and then select Restore Network Settings. Get the network name and password.
Yes, you can reset the print settings to their original, default values. Press and hold down the Cancel button for 3 seconds. When the message to reset the printer to default settings appears, press OK to reset the print settings.
The problem was resolved by restarting your router. If you can`t print, restart your computer and try printing again. If these steps do not resolve your problem, contact Epson Support. Note: You may need to re-establish the connection for the other devices on your network after you restart your router.
Make sure that both ends of the USB cable are correctly inserted into the computer and the printer. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable at both ends. Disconnect the printer and the computer and reconnect them. Try another USB port if available.

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