Changing the IP address of your Epson printer is actually quite easy. It involves the following:

  1. Connecting your computer to your printer via a CAT5 Ethernet cable.
  2. Navigating to your printer's IP address in a browser.
  3. Changing the IP address in the TCP/IP section and resetting the printer.

We walk through each of these steps below.

Step 1: Connect your Epson printer to your computer

Your Epson printer should look something like this:

Connect your printer to a power source and then plug an Ethernet cable into the slot on the back left of the device:

Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your computer. If your computer doesn't have an Ethernet slot, you'll need a USB to Ethernet adapter, which looks like this:

Once you've connected your computer to your printer, then you'll need to change your computer's IP address for this direct connection to be in the same range as the printer. If you're using a Mac, this will look like this:

If you're adjusting a brand new printer, then the IP address of the printer will likely be 192.168.192.168. To confirm this, turn off the receipt printer, and then hold down the "Feed" button and power it back on. Keep holding the "Feed" button until it prints out a configuration page, which will have a section at the top that looks like this:

In this case, the IP address of the printer is set to 10.0.0.6. Note that the "SubnetMask" field is set to 255.255.255.0. This is important, too, but it's typically always set this way, so you usually don't have to change it.

Now that we know the receipt printer's IP address is 10.0.0.6, we need to change our network settings to this:

Note that we changed the "Router" field to 10.0.06 and we changed the "IP Address" field to 10.0.0.1. The "IP Address" can be set to anything that starts with 10.0.0.x, but we may as well set that "x" to 1.

When you're done making your adjustments, be sure to click the "Apply" button in the lower right. You'll see the IP address in the "USB 10/100/1000 LAN is currently active and has the IP address of..." change to the IP address you set.

Now that we've done this, we can navigate to the printer configuration page in a web browser. Open your web browser, and enter your printer's IP address in the address bar, like this:

Two things may happen when you do this:

  1. The browser may tell you the webpage isn't secure. Just click through this and proceed anyway - it's okay if it's not safe.
  2. You may be asked to log in. If so, the username is "epson" and the password is "epson".

Once you end up on the page above, click on the "TCP/IP" link in the left sidebar. This will take you to a page that looks something like this:

You'll notice that the IP address is set to 10.0.0.6 in the example above, which is the same IP address that printed out on the configuration. We're going to change this to an IP address on your local network, which will depend on your router settings. It could be any IP address, such as 10.10.39.60. In our case, we're just going to change it to 10.0.0.10, which you can see here:

After you do this, click the "Submit" button. This will take you to a page that looks like this:

Click the "Reset" button and then wait - after a few seconds the lights on the printer will flash and the printer will make a small noise. This means it worked. To verify, reboot the printer holding down the "Feed" button and check the configuration printout. The receipt printer's IP address should now be set to the new IP address you just set, such as 10.0.0.10.

Once this is done, you can disconnect the receipt printer's Ethernet cable from your computer and plug it into a port on your local network. As long as this new IP address exists on the network and is configured on the "Devices" page of Brandibble, your POS will be able to send print jobs to your Epson printer.


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