Imagine you’re in the conference room waiting with your notebook to showcase your Powerpoint or Excel Presentation.
And you learned the projector in the room is Epson that supports wireless connectivity.
Sigh of relief!
Because now you don’t need to swap the VGA cables anymore or mess them up. Also, you don’t have to get embarrassed because of the short projector cable that can never reach your laptop!
All it takes is a few simple steps to connect your notebook to the Epson Projector wirelessly.
But again, people (naive & genius ones!) struggle to figure out how to connect Epson Projector to laptops via wireless.
Check out this article here if you belong to this group.
It’ll talk you through the steps to help you pull the job in the easiest way possible!
Why Epson Projector’s Wireless Connectivity Rocks
You probably use your Epson projector to watch movies, fun activities, or show presentations. Following how the world transforms into a wire-free era, you’d expect the same with your modern projector.
Epson wireless projector allows you to show the data on the laptop or other device without running wires.
Its wireless connectivity gives you more flexibility and allows you to connect to the projector from any distance in the room.
A wireless projector like Epson also allows multiple laptops or pcs to connect to a single projector.
It promotes collaborative activities and improves effectiveness greatly, thus improving the projector ROI.
The Epson projector supports both wired and wireless options. Although this article is about setting up a wireless connection, you can always use the wired connectivity feature for a more stable connection, especially when the signal in the room is weak to go wireless.
Quick Wireless Connection USB Key
But before moving into that, let’s learn about the wireless adapter Epson Projector uses to connect laptops wirelessly.
This adapter is known as Epson’s Quick Wireless Connection USB Key that you can use to set up an immediate, ad-hoc wireless connection between the Epson projector and PCs/laptops.
It comes with a USB interface, and all you need to do is simply insert it into the USB port. It requires no configuration; simply plug and play to get started.
With this tool, you don’t need any wireless infrastructure or network to connect your laptop to the projector. It can automatically download the necessary data to establish the connection.
However, it requires a wireless LAN module, which comes built-in with most Epson projectors.
How to Connect Epson Projector to Laptop via Wireless
You need not be a tech guru to wirelessly connect your Epson Projector to the Laptop.
Just follow the steps below, and you should be able to establish a stable connection between the projector and your laptop.
Step 1: Setup the LAN Module
The wireless LAN module comes built-in with a few models of Epson projectors, such as Pro EX7260 or Pro EX9220. But some models don’t include that, like EX3260, VS250, VS350, etc.
If you don’t have a LAN module with your projector version, you’ll have to purchase one from the Epson Store and install it using the associated software.
While installing the LAN Module, make sure to insert it into the USB-A port. After you finish the installation, the indicator light should turn on, and it should flash when it communicates over the network.
Step 2: Turn On the Projector & Press the LAN Button
Turn the projector on using its power button. Then activate the LAN button using the remote control.
To do that, press the Menu option on the remote control, choose the Network option, and press Enter. Then, choose the Network Configuration option and press Enter again.
Finally, choose the Wireless LAN option and press Enter.
It should turn on the Wireless LAN, and you should see the Wireless Mode option is set to Wireless LAN On.
Step 3: Check if the SSID and IP are Displayed
Once you’ve activated the LAN button, you should get the SSID and IP address displayed on the Projector Screen. Just make sure you see them on the screen.
Step 4: Insert the Quick Wireless Connection USB Key
Now it’s time to insert the Quick Connection USB Key wireless adapter. First, you have to remove the LAN module from the USB-A port and then insert the Wireless Connection wireless adapter into the same port.
After successful insertion, you should see a popup message saying, “Network information update complete. Remove the USB Key Adapter”.
It means the adapter has downloaded all the necessary information to establish a connection and is ready to be plugged into your laptop.
Step 5: Put the LAN Module Back Again
You can now remove the USB Key Adapter from the projector and insert the Wireless LAN Module back into the same port again.
Step 6: Plug the USB Adapter into Your Laptop
Now plug the Quick Connect USB Key wireless adapter into the USB-A port of your laptop (assuming the laptop is on).
After putting it on, you should see a list of wireless networks on your laptop screen, including your projector’s name.
Simply choose your projector from the list to proceed.
Step 7: Include Security Setting (optional but recommended)
You can include a security setting to limit unauthorized access. Choose and press the Security option from the control panel. Choose WPA2-PSK and press ESC.
Enter a passphrase of 8 or more characters, and when done, press Enter to Finish. Finally, press ESC to exit the menu.
Step 8: Set the Connection
Since you’ve selected your projector’s name from the list of wireless networks on your laptop, you can now proceed with the on-screen instructions to save the settings.
Step 9: Download and Run Network Projection Software
Now download the Quick Wireless Connection Software from Epson’s EasyMP Network Projection Software website. Install it with the right setup based on the operating system you’re using.
Open the software after you’ve installed it on your laptop. You should see the projector menu on your laptop screen. Now choose the Fast Connection mode and press Ok.
Press Yes for any firewall popup to successfully finish the installation. Also, click Ok to any further prompts.
You should now land on the EasyMP search box, where you should see a list of available projectors. Select yours and click Connect.
Soon after(20/30 seconds), you should see your laptop screen projected on the projector screen.
How Time Consuming is the Method
Here we’ve discussed the method from scratch, assuming that no prior preparation is done.
But in reality, you’ll do a few of these steps only once and not repeat them, like downloading and installing the LAN Module (in case it’s not built-in) and the projection software EasyMP.
If you have both these things already downloaded and installed, you aren’t left with much of the tasks.
So don’t think about the process being too tedious because it’s not!
What to Do If Any Risk is Encountered: Troubleshooting Ideas
You may encounter issues while setting up the connection. Let’s take a look at some of these issues and how you should troubleshoot them.
One of the most common issues while establishing connection includes projection failure, where the images don’t project from the laptop.
To solve this issue, you’ve to use the Source Search button using the remote control. It should solve the problem if the connection is established properly.
But if not, you might see a blank screen or a signal moving on the screen. In such instances, you need to revisit the actions and ensure you’ve done everything right.
You can understand that your connection is unstable by looking at indicator lights. It should be blue consistently and shouldn’t flicker for a stable connection.
To maintain such stability, make sure to use the closest LAN signal to bridge your laptop and the projector.
You may have anything in the room that’s blocking the network when you’ve wirelessly connected your projector.
Try to find if anything is blocking the signal path and causing continuous disconnection.
You can make a smart move by connecting your laptop wirelessly to the Epson Projector, especially during a corporate meeting or presentation. It’s also effective while using the projector for home entertainment.
So you’ve every reason to figure out how to connect Epson projector to laptop via wireless. And this is exactly what we’ve done in this article.
If you’ve scrolled above, you should have a detailed idea about the process of setting up a wireless connection between the projector and the laptop.
And we believe the process should seem pretty straightforward. But if you still find it difficult to implement, make sure to go through our troubleshooting ideas or revisit the user manual.
If the problem persists, feel free to contact the customer service team of Epson.