Setting Up Network Printing


Windows XP and 2000

This section tells you how to set up the EPSON Stylus C84 so that other computers on the network can print to it.

Note: This section is for small network users only. If you are on a large network and would like to share the printer, consult your network administrator.

To install software programs in Windows 2000, it is necessary to log on as a user with administrative privileges (a user who belongs to the Administrators group).

To install software programs in Windows XP, it is necessary to log on with a Computer Administrator account. You cannot install software programs if you log on as a Limited account user. After you install Windows XP, the user account is set as a Computer Administrator account.

The images that are provided in the following section pertain to Windows XP.

First, you need to set up the EPSON Stylus C84 as a shared printer on the computer that it is directly connected to. Then, you must install the printer on each computer that will access it through the network.

Setting Up a Shared Printer

Follow the steps below to configure your computer to share the printer with other computers on a network.

  1. Click Start > Control Panel or Start > Settings > Control Panel, then click Printers or Printers and Faxes.
  2. Right-click the icon for the EPSON Stylus C84, then click Sharing.
  3. Select Shared as or Share this printer, then type a name for the shared printer.
  4. Note: Do not use spaces or hyphens in the shared printer name.



    If you want Windows XP or 2000 to automatically download printer drivers to computers that are running different versions of Windows, click Additional Drivers and select the environment and the operating systems for the other computers. Click OK, then insert the printer software CD into the CD-ROM drive. Select the folder for Windows Me or 98. Click OK to install the additional drivers.

  5. Click OK, or click Close if you installed additional drivers.

Accessing a Network Printer

Follow the steps below to print to the printer from other computers on a network.

Note: The printer must be set up as a shared resource on the computer to which it is directly connected before you can access it from another computer. For instructions, see Setting Up a Shared Printer.

  1. Click Start > Control Panel or Start > Settings > Control Panel, then click Printers or Printers and Faxes.
  2. Double-click the Add Printer icon. The Add Printer Wizard opens.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Select Network printer, then click Next.


  5. On the next screen, click Next.
  6. Double-click the icon of the computer that is directly connected to the printer. Then, click the icon for the EPSON Stylus C84.


  7. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions.
  8. Note: Depending on the operating system and the configuration of the computer to which the printer is connected, the Add Printer Wizard may prompt you to install the printer driver from the printer software CD. In this case, click the Have Disk button and follow the on-screen instructions.

Windows Me and 98

This section tells you how to set up the EPSON Stylus C84 so that other computers on the network can print to it.

Note: This section is for small network users only. If you are on a large network and would like to share the printer, consult your network administrator.

First, you need to set up the EPSON Stylus C84 as a shared printer on the computer that it is directly connected to. Then, you must install the printer on each computer that will access it through the network.

Setting Up a Shared Printer

Follow the steps below to configure your computer for printer sharing and to share the printer with other computers on a network.

  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Network icon.
  3. Click the File and Print Sharing button.
  4. Select the I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s) check box and click OK.


  5. In the Network dialog box, click OK.
  6. Note: If a dialog box requesting the insertion of the Windows Me or 98 CD-ROM appears, insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive and follow the on-screen instructions.

    If a dialog box requesting that you restart your computer appears, do so. Then continue with step 6.

  7. In the Control Panel, double-click the Printers icon.
  8. Right-click the icon for the EPSON Stylus C84 then click Share As.
  9. Type a name for the shared printer, then click OK.


Accessing a Networked Printer

Follow the steps below to print to the printer from other computers on a network.

Note: The printer must be set up as a shared resource on the computer to which it is directly connected before you can access it from another computer. For instructions, see Setting Up a Shared Printer.

  1. Click Start > Settings > Printers.
  2. Double-click the Add Printer icon. The Add Printer Wizard opens.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Select Network printer, then click Next.


  5. On the next screen, click Browse.
  6. Double-click the icon of the computer that the printer is directly connected to. Then, click the icon for the EPSON Stylus C84.


  7. Click OK and follow the on-screen instructions.

Macintosh OS X 10.2.x

Setting Up a Shared Printer

To share the printer with other Mac OS X 10.2.x computers on a network, follow the steps below to configure the computer that it is directly connected to.

  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu and click the Sharing icon.


  3. Click the checkbox next to Printer Sharing and close System Preferences.

Accessing a Networked Printer

Follow the steps in this section to access the printer from other Macintosh OS X 10.2.x computers on the network.

  1. Turn on the shared printer.
  2. Print as you normally would, choosing the printer from the Shared Printers list that appears in the Page Setup and Print menus.

Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x

This section tells you how to set up the EPSON Stylus C84 so that you can print to it on an AppleTalk network. By setting up the Stylus C84 as a shared printer, your local printer is connected to the network and can be used by other computers.

First, you need to set up the printer as a shared printer on the Macintosh that it is directly connected to. Then, you must specify the network path to the printer from each computer that will use it, and install the printer software on those computers.

Setting Up a Shared Printer

To share the printer with other computers on an AppleTalk network, follow the steps below to configure the computer that it is directly connected to.

  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Select Chooser from the Apple menu and click the icon for the EPSON Stylus C84. Then, select the port that the printer is connected to.
  3. Click the Setup button. The Printer Sharing Setup dialog box opens.


  4. Select the Share this Printer check box, then type the printer name and password information as necessary.
  5. Click OK. The name of the shared printer appears in the port list in the Chooser.
  6. Close the Chooser.

Accessing a Networked Printer

Follow the steps in this section to access the printer from other computers on the network.

  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Install the printer software from the EPSON Stylus C84 CD-ROM.
  3. Select Chooser from the Apple menu. Then, click the icon for the EPSON Stylus C84 and select the shared printer from the Select a printer port list.
  4. Note: Only printers that are connected to your current AppleTalk zone are available.

  5. If a password dialog box appears, enter the password for the printer, then click OK.
  6. Select the appropriate Background Printing radio button to turn background printing on or off.
  7. Close the Chooser.