Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Printer

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by 1stBowman, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am looking for a printer that I just plug into the wall, turn it on, and than have it connect to a wireless network, without having any physical wires to the printer (like having to physically connect to a least one computer or router).

    Is the above mentioned printer completely wireless?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    That looks like a nice one. Yes, just plug it in and do the setup. It prompts you through the complete setup. The printer can be anywhere in your house, garage, etc. that it can find your network. Enjoy!;)
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    WRONG, sraber..................
    I have a MacBook Pro OS X 10.6.8 and bought an Epson WorkForce 545 all-in-one just before Christmas. I install driver, make connection between MBP and the 545, print one page, and they lose the connection. I have done this 18 times in 10 days. I have contacted Epson support and they gave instructions that were not in the book. They do not always work and even when they do, the two devices lose connection within 10 minutes. I currently have them connected with USB cable. I have my 3rd incident report filed with support and am awaiting an answer. It's a very nice printer, but doesn't work.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    There will always be some instances of the wireless network not communicating or units with faulty parts. Get them to replace it if the remote function was the major consideration in your purchase.
    I have no experience with this model but I do have an Epson XP 400 that has maintained it's WiFi connection for the month I have owned it and I am a satisfied customer.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

    colodane

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    I have the Epson Workforce 845 printer here, which probably has the same wi-fi connectivity hardware/software as your model. It has been in service for 13 months now with out once dropping the wi-fi connection. Easy setup and initial connection to the wi-fi network. It has functioned flawlessly with both my 2011 iMac and my iPad 2. No wires.

    Can't offer any technical suggestions, as am pretty clueless about wi-fi configuration issues. But just wanted to give you some confidence that the setup should be able to work. Guess all you can do is to continue to work with Epson on this, as well as hopefully get some good technical advice from others on this list. Good luck!
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    After contacting Epson the 3rd time, I talked to a very helpful Epson employee who found the IP needed to be changed. I did that and it seems to be working flawlessly for the last 3 days. It would have been a big help if that IP info had been included in the guide or maybe it was, and I overlooked it. Anyway, thanks for the help, guys. I would have taken it back if not for your comments and help. :)
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Glad it worked out for you. Enjoy, :)
     

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