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I have the NX420. I added it to my laptop and it works with

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I have the NX420. I added it to my laptop and it works with the USB but not without it
JA: What's the make/model number of your printer? How old is it?
Customer: Epson Sytlus NX420
JA: What kind of computer are you printing from (Mac or PC)? What Operating System (OS) are you running?
Customer: PC windows
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: I just downloaded it on to my new (used)naptop
JA: Anything else you want the printer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: laptop
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Tech_Buddy replied 6 months ago.

Hi, I'm Bhavik. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will reply back ASAP.

Expert:  Tech_Buddy replied 6 months ago.

Do you get any error like communication error while you use it without USB ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Tech_Buddy replied 6 months ago.

Do you see the green WiFi light on the front of it ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
On the front of printer
Expert:  Tech_Buddy replied 6 months ago.


Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I don't see anything that says Wifi
Expert:  Tech_Buddy replied 6 months ago.

You are having Epson Stylus NX420 All-in-One Printer right ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Tech_Buddy replied 6 months ago.

What is the name of your wireless router or wifi name ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Tech_Buddy replied 6 months ago.

Cool, I Just wanted to make sure that you have wifi with you . You need to use the CD which came with your printer . Do you have it with you ? if So, Insert it in your PC.

Expert:  Tech_Buddy replied 6 months ago.

Try these steps directly setup from printer :-

  1. Press Setup.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Wireless LAN Setup.
  4. Select Setup Wizard. A list of all available SSIDs appears on the LCD screen.
  5. Select your SSID from the list.

    The product will display all wireless networks available by the order of their signal strength, and your SSID will probably be listed at the top of the list. The SSID name is ***** ***** the router or access point, and the default name is ***** ***** brand name of the router or access point.

    If your SSID is not listed, your router or access point may be set to not broadcast its network name.

  6. Do one of the following:

    If your wireless network doesn't have security enabled, continue with step 7.
    If your wireless network has security enabled, enter your network password, then press Start.

  7. A message appears indicating if the connection was successful as well as asking if you want want to print a network connection report.

  8. Press Start if you want to print the report or Stop/Clear Settings if not.
Expert:  Tech_Buddy replied 6 months ago.

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