Making those clear and enlarged boardroom and classroom presentations is easier with a projector connected to a computer. However, not many understand how to make this connection work.
As a result, our team of technical engineers decided to come up with this article to teach you the process of connecting an Epson projector to a laptop seamlessly.
Steps to Connect an Epson Projector to Your Laptop
Contrary to what many assume, connecting an Epson projector to your laptop is pretty straightforward. All you need is to follow the set of instructions carefully. You can set up this connection in less than ten minutes.
Epson projectors come in two forms — projectors for work and those for home. The difference between the two is the quality of the images, which gives the projectors for work the upper hand. Their setup is typically the same.
Below are the steps on how to connect an Epson projector to a laptop wirelessly.
Step 1: Convert LAN Module to Projector
The first step is to convert the Local Area Network module to the projector, but first, you need to make sure that the LAN module is installed. If it isn’t, connect the LAN module to the USB Port A on the projector. Turn on your laptop before turning on the Epson projector.
To turn your Epson projector on, connect the power cord to the inlet, and then plug the other end to the nearest power outlet. Once the projector’s light turns orange, it indicates that the projector has received power.
Press the remote control to turn it on. As the projector warms up, the orange light will turn green.
Activate the LAN button on the projector’s remote control and verify the display of the SSID and IP addresses. Remove the LAN module from the projector.
Step 2: Set Up Wireless Connection & Software on Laptop
Put the Quick Wireless Connection USB key into the same port where the LAN module was removed. A message will be on display that the network information update is complete. Press OK and remove the key, introduce the LAN module into the projector once again, and insert the USB key into the USB port on your laptop.
A list of wireless networks will display on your laptop. Select the projector’s name. If a message isn’t displayed, it means you didn’t get the first step correct. Switch off and on the projector and restart all over again.
Download the East MP network software on your computer.
Step 3: Connect the Projector
In selected Windows laptops, you might see the AutoPlay window. Select the .exe file of the software you downloaded and then click allow on the next screen to launch the program . Abide by the on-screen instructions to install the software successfully.
You might also see some Windows Firewall messages on your computer. Select “Yes” to disable the firewall for the application software. Give it a few minutes to project the image(s) displayed on your computer.
After doing your presentations, you need to remove the USB key from your laptop carefully. Select the “Safely Remove Hardware” option in the taskbar to safely remove that.
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Troubleshooting Common Issues
Usually, many users don’t get it the first time when setting up their projectors. They face some challenges like images not displaying on the projector, blank screen, or power not coming on.
If the image isn’t displaying on the projector, you can solve the issue by pressing the search button on the remote control. If power isn’t coming on, check if the cord is properly inserted. Additionally, check if the outlet is damaged.
If there’s no light coming from the lens, try to check if the lens is covered.
What are the possible reasons why my laptop isn't connecting to an Epson projector?
It could be that you didn’t select the projector’s name amongst the list of wireless networks available or that you didn’t get the LAN module and USB connection key correctly set up.
How can I duplicate my laptop screen on an Epson projector?
Press down the Windows key on your keyboard, press “P”, and click “Duplicate.”
How can I connect an Epson projector to a Windows 10 laptop?
After converting the LAN module to the projector, go to Settings > System > Display > Connect to a Wireless Display. A window will display on the right. Select the projector’s name from the list.
How to get my Epson projector to appear on my Laptop?
Set up wireless connection after that and choose your projector’s name from the list of wireless networks on display.
As you can see from the detailed steps above, it isn’t that complicated to connect your projector to the computer wirelessly, thanks to our team who curated with this guide on how to connect an Epson projector to a laptop. It’s now more convenient than ever to project your presentations onto a bigger screen.
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