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1.0 out of 5 stars Epson sort of but not really WiFi, 15 Feb. 2009
This review is from: Epson Stylus SX405 WiFi Edition All In One Printer (Electronics)
The installation is nigh on impossible if you do not have quite advanced knowledge of computing evidenced by the fact that I tried and failed. I have installed several other printers without any problems. The fault here is that the port to the printer is managed by a little fellow called the MFP Manager who has to get involved every time you print and there is nothing in the instructions to warn you of this. When you have two or more printers connected (and why else would you really want a wireless printer) this little MFP man controls everything and you have to scurry around between computers to see if he's opened or closed the ports as all other ports need to be closed to operate the printer from your port. There isn't even a message to tell you that other ports may or may not be open. It might be OK if other computers are switched off but it certainly isn't if they are in sleep mode.

I know nothing about computers but I do know enough to know that you will need help and even when you get it up and running you will be irritated by this tedious operation which should have been completely written out of the software.

If anyone has a solution to overcoming this I would very much like to hear about it.

In the meantime all I have to say is that Epson are contravening the Trade Descriptions Act and that the product should be taken off the market in the UK and any other country that has similar legislation.
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Initial post: 24 Mar 2009 10:30:10 GMT
ELP says:
Totally agree about the MFP programme, it is totally useless. I only stumbled upon it by complete chance. What happens is that the MFP is set by default to idle after about 5 minutes, so therefore, if you don't use the printer within that time limit, it will refuse to print. You can change the settings so it never idle's, but as soon as i did that, the MFP never shows up now, so i have to just use the usb cable! An absolute bag of nails printer! Hope this helps.
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