The purpose of this guide is to configure an Epson TM-U220b Network Impact Printer to work with the EPOS provided by Tabology.
1. Print the Network Config Page
- Make sure the printer is turned ON.
- On the back of the printer, find the "Reset" button. Using something thin enough (like a paper clip), push and hold the reset button until the Configuration page prints out.
The print-out should contain information similar to below. TCP/IP settings is what you are looking for.
2. Connect the Printer to a Computer
Plug the printer into the computer via an ethernet cable.
For MAC, follow the instructions here to change your computer's IP settings: https://www.wikihow.com/Change-the-IP-Address-on-a-Mac
For PC, follow the instructions here to change your computer's IP settings:
Click Start Menu > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center or Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
Click Change adapter settings.
Right-click on Wi-Fi or Local Area Connection.
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
Select Use the following IP address and key in an IP address for your computer that is in the same range.
Using the above example, let's configure our computer to match the network information from above. Any IP address between 10.1.10.1 and 10.1.10.255 will work (except for 10.1.10.157 since that is the connected printer's IP address in our current example). The subnet mask should be 255.255.255.0. The default gateway is not required if connected locally to the printer, but if you're connecting over a network, you should input this too (10.1.10.254 in the current example).
3. Log into the Epson Config Page
Once you have changed your computer's IP settings, check that you are directly connected via Ethernet to the printer and that the printer is powered on. You can now type in the IP address of your printer into your web browser and hit enter. (In this case, we would type in 10.1.10.157). Example above:
If you are prompted to input a username/password, the username and password is default set to:
on newer models the password is the serial number of the printer displayed on the sticker.
After you enter these credentials, you will be directed to the Epson Printer landing page.
Navigate to the TCP/IP link on the navigation pane on the screen's left side. Here you just need to Set "Get IP Address" to Automatic
The page will refresh after clicking SUBMIT, confirming the new configuration. Wait about 5-10 seconds, and then click the RESET button. Power your printer off and back on again. To verify you completed this process correctly, you can re-print the network config again.
After this you can go to onto your EPOS (ensuring on the correct WIFI network) and go to the Admin tab and select the Autoprint Food option by hitting the Change button. The printer should appear with a different IP address that you can select and then perform a test print too.