How to Configure your Epson TM-T88V+ Network Printer

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Jaclyn Hope Gilkey
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How to configure a static IP on your Epson printer

If you have received an Epson TM-T88V+ printer and it is set to factory defaults, you will need to have static IPs available on your network for each printer. You will need to have these static IPs on hand prior to completing the following setup steps. You will also need to know the subnet mask and default gateway for your network. Once you have this information, follow the steps below to configure your printer(s).

Step 1

Plug your computer into the EPSON printer using an ethernet cable.

Step 2

Hold down the feed button on the top of the printer while you power it on. It will print out a configuration chit. By default, the printer IP should be 192.168.192.168. Verify this on the chit. 

 

Step 3

Configure your computer to communicate with the printer. Note: Record any settings that you change on your computer to complete the configuration so you can return them to normal after completing the printer setup.

 

MAC

  1. From the Apple menu pull down “System Preferences”
  2. Click on the “Network” preference pane.
  3. Select the Wi-Fi option from the list on the left and click "Turn Wi-Fi Off". You will not be able to connect to the internet while you are performing this printer setup but leaving the wifi on could interfere with your ability to complete all the steps.
  4. Select your ethernet adapter from the list on the left. Network.png
  5. In the Configure IPv4 field, select "Manually"
  6. For IP Address, enter 192.168.192.100. Note: If the printer chit that we collected earlier does not have the default 192.168.192.168 in the IP address field, configure your IP address to match the first three parts of the printer's IP and then a different number for the fourth that isn't "1". For example, if the printer's IP is 10.17.210.189, configure your IP to be 10.17.210.100. 
  7. For Subnet Mask, configure your computer to match what the printer has for subnet mask. 
  8. For Router, configure your computer to match what the printer has for Default Gateway.
  9. Click Apply to save the changes.
  10. Continue to Step 4

 

Windows

  1. Click on the globe icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen and turn off Wi-Fi. You will not be able to connect to the internet while you are performing this printer setup but leaving the wifi on could interfere with your ability to complete all the steps.
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  2. Click on the Windows icon and select the gear icon to go to your settings.
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  3. Select Network & Internet.
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  4. Select Ethernet on the left and click "Change adapter options" on the right.
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  5. Select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and click "Properties".
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  6. Select "Use the following IP address".
  7. For IP Address, enter 192.168.192.100. Note: If the printer chit that we collected earlier does not have the default 192.168.192.168 in the IP address field, configure your IP address to match the first three parts of the printer's IP and then a different number for the fourth that isn't "1". For example, if the printer's IP is 10.17.210.189, configure your IP to be 10.17.210.100. 
  8. For Subnet Mask, configure your computer to match what the printer has for subnet mask. 
  9. For Default Gateway, configure your computer to match what the printer has for Default Gateway.
  10. Click ok to save these settings.

Step 4

In your Internet browser, navigate to http://192.168.192.168 (or use the IP that printed on your printer chit).  If your browser gives you a security warning, click "Advanced" and then click "Proceed Anway" (language may vary depending on the browser you are using). If you are not permitted to proceed by your browser, you may need to download and install Firefox to do so. Once the site loads, you will be prompted for a user name and password. The usernam bnmklp[=e is always "epson". The password varies depending on the version of firmware on the printer; it will either be "epson" or the serial number of the printer-located in bold on the sticker on the side of the device.

 

Step 5

For older model Epson printers:

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  1. Select "TCP/IP" under Configuration.
  2. For "Get IP Address", select "Manual"
  3. Set both "Set using Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA)" and "Set using PING" to Disable
  4. Set the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway to the values provided by your IT team. Do not repeat IP addresses for different printers. Each printer's IP address must be unique.
  5. Note which IP is given to which printer. For example 10.1.2.3 is the Kitchen Printer for Jenny's Restaurant. We will need this information to configure the printing configuration.
  6. Click "SUBMIT"
  7. Power down the printer. Once all the lights have turned off, hold down the feed button and turn the printer back on. Verify that the settings that are printed out match what you configured.

For newer model Epson printers:
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  1. Select "TCP/IP" under Configuration.
  2. For "Acquiring the IP Address", select "Manual"
  3. Set the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway to the values provided by your IT team. Do not repeat IP addresses for different printers. Each printer's IP address must be unique.
  4. Set both "Set using Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA)" and "Set using PING" to Disable
  5. Note which IP is given to which printer. For example 10.1.2.3 is the Kitchen Printer for Jenny's Restaurant. We will need this information to configure the printing configuration.
  6. Click "Send"
  7. Power down the printer. Once all the lights have turned off, hold down the feed button and turn the printer back on. Verify that the settings that are printed out match what you configured.                              

Step 6

Reset your computer's IP address back to its original settings. To do this, follow step 3 again, but use the original settings you wrote down. 

Step 7                                                                                        

Plug your printer back into a network port. We can now move onto the configuration of printing for your orders.

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