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Epson Expression HOME XP 215 Colour Multifunctional Printer
Epson Expression HOME XP 215 Colour Multifunctional Printer

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Printer - how to handle wifi setup, 13 Dec. 2013
I never usually write reviews but i feel so strongly that in this case i must.

I did my background research and purchased this printer after reading the reviews. It is true, the instructions aren't detailed but to be fair setting it up is very. very easy. Its well designed and truly plug and play. It is true that a 99p USB cable isn't included but many setups won't need it.

The issue isn't with the printer as other reviewers would have you believe but in all likelihood with the wireless access point/router/broadband modem that you're using in your home. I have a BT Homehub 3 and this was the cause of the wifi setup issues for me - so here is how to 'fix' it.

Firstly, you need to adjust the settings on your home hub. Type into your browser on one of your wireless devices: http://bthomehub.home and then click the settings tab. Enter your password (or follow the instructions to reset it if you've forgotten or don't know it).

Click on the wireless tab and change the setting from WPA & WPA2 (Recommended) to WPA2 only. You may have to re-enter the wireless key (i would use the same one on the back of the home hub so you don't need to update any working wireless devices). Apply the settings by clicking this button and exit your browser.

Now switch on your printer and press the wifi button on the front for 3 seconds. Then press the WPS button on the back of your BT Homehub for 3 seconds and wait for the flashing wifi light to go green.

Thats it - you're now setup for apple iprint. Try your iPad, iPhone or any other apple device. MacBooks of various flavour will be able to see the printer on your network and download software upon detection.

This goes to show that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. We immediately jump to the inclusion that its the printer at fault when in reality its another piece of kit.
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