I cannot scan over a network. What should I do?
If you cannot start Epson Scan 2 when scanning over a network (DS-80W), try these solutions:
- Make sure the Wi-Fi switch is set to the Wi-Fi position.
- Make sure the computer and scanner are connected to the same network (or network segment/VLAN).
- Move the scanner and computer or smart device closer to the access point.
- If you cannot scan from the start button on the scanner, make sure you restarted your computer after installing the scanning software.
- You cannot start a scan from the start button over a wireless network. Connect the scanner using a USB cable before scanning from the start button (DS-80W).
- If you are scanning a large original at a high resolution, a network communication error may occur. Try scanning again at a lower resolution.
- If network communication was interrupted while starting Epson Scan 2, exit Epson Scan 2, wait a few seconds, and restart it. If Epson Scan 2 cannot restart, turn off your scanner, turn it back on, and try starting Epson Scan 2 again.
- Check the network connection setting in the Epson Scan 2 Utility.
- You may need to disable the firewall and any anti-virus software on your wireless router or access point.
- If you see the message "Network product is not available: currently being used by user", there may be a communication error between the scanner and computer. Restart the scanner.
- Epson Scan 2 does not support networks that use only IPv6. Use Epson Scan 2 on a network that supports IPv4.
- If the Firewall function is active, the scanner may not be discovered by the Epson Scan 2 Utility. Open the Epson Scan 2 Utility, enter the IP address for your scanner, and click Add.
- If the scanner and computer cannot communicate and are connected to the same network (or network segment/VLAN), the privacy separator on your router must be disabled. Follow the instructions in your router documentation to disable the privacy separator.
Published: Oct 4, 2018 Was this helpful? Thank you for the feedback!