Setting Up Network Scanning

You can set up network scanning to your scanner through the optional Epson Network Interface Unit (ES-400/ES-500W/ES-500WR) or through a direct connection to your scanner (ES-500W/ES-500WR).

If you are connecting through the optional Epson Network Interface Unit, first connect the unit to your scanner and verify that both are working properly. Then follow the instructions here to set up your computer for network scanning using the Epson Scan 2 Utility.

If you are connecting through a direct connection to your scanner, first manually configure your scanner to connect to your network. Then follow the instructions here to set up your computer for network scanning using the Epson Scan 2 Utility. Your scanner must be turned on and connected to the network.

Note: Make a note of the IP address or host name of the scanner or the optional Epson Network Interface Unit so you can enter it in these steps.
  1. Do one of the following to start the Epson Scan 2 Utility:
    • Windows 10: Click > EPSON > Epson Scan 2 Utility.
    • Windows 8.x: Navigate to the Apps screen and select Epson Scan 2 Utility.
    • Windows (other versions): Click or Start > All Programs or Programs > EPSON > Epson Scan 2 > Epson Scan 2 Utility.
    • Mac: Open the Applications folder, click Epson Software, and click Epson Scan 2 Utility.
  2. Select Settings from the Scanner drop-down list. You see a screen like this:


    Note: If you see an Enable Editing button (Windows) or the lock icon (Mac), click it so that you can modify the scanner settings.
  3. Select your scanner and click Add. You see a screen like this:


  4. Do one of the following:
    • Under Search for Network, select the IP address of your Epson Network Interface Unit or scanner and click Add.
    • Select the Enter address setting, type in the IP address or host name of your Epson Network Interface Unit or scanner, and click Add.
  5. Click OK to check the connection. You see a confirmation message.
  6. Click OK to save your settings and close the Epson Scan 2 Utility.
  7. If you are setting up network scanning using the optional Network Interface Unit, see the link below to scan.
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