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Technical Reference Guide
Product Overview
This chapter explains the features of the
product.
Installation
This chapter explains the connection and
installation of the wireless LAN unit.
M00096101
Rev.B

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  • Page 1 Technical Reference Guide Product Overview This chapter explains the features of the product. Installation This chapter explains the connection and installation of the wireless LAN unit. M00096101 Rev.B...
  • Page 2 • Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. • Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by the purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to strictly comply with Seiko Epson Corporation’s operating and...
  • Page 3: Radio Wave Radiation

    ❏ Never disassemble or modify this product or the installed Radio Frequency module. ❏ Seiko Epson Corporation shall not be liable for interference to radio/TV resulting from changes or modifications to this product or the installed Radio Frequency module not expressly approved by...
  • Page 4 ❏ Other radio equipment sometimes uses the same frequency band that this product uses. To prevent radio wave interference with other radio equipment, pay attention to the following matters when you use this product: • The Radio Frequency module that can be installed in this product uses the Industrial Scientific and Medical band (2.4 GHz), DSSS/OFDM modulation, and the interference distance is 40 m.
  • Page 5: Note About Security

    Note about Security Notes on Security when Using Wireless LAN (Important information on customer rights (maintaining privacy)) The advantage of using a wireless LAN over a LAN cable is that, because information is exchanged using radio signals, you can easily connect to the network if you are within range of the radio signals. A disadvantage of this is that within a certain range, the electromagnetic signals can pass through barriers such as walls, so that if security countermeasures are not implemented in some way, problems such as the following may occur.
  • Page 6: For Safety

    For Safety Key to Symbols The symbols in this manual are identified by their level of importance, as defined below. Read the following carefully before handling the product. You must follow warnings carefully to avoid serious bodily injury. WARNING Provides information that must be observed to prevent damage to the equipment or loss of data.
  • Page 7: Cautions

    Product Servicing This product cannot be serviced at the component level. In case of a fault, replace the OT-WL02 itself.
  • Page 8: About This Manual

    About this Manual Aim of the Manual This manual is aimed to provide the necessary information on installation and network connection for this product. Manual Content The manual is made up of the following sections: Chapter 1 Product Overview Chapter 2 Installation...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents ■ Radio wave radiation ....................3 The influence on the environment of radio wave radiation................3 The influence on the human body of radio wave radiation ................3 Note about interference ............................. 3 ■ Note about Security ....................5 Notes on Security when Using Wireless LAN ...................... 5 Notes on Setting SSID (Service Set Identifier).....................
  • Page 11: Product Overview

    Product Overview This chapter explains the product overview. Features The OT-WL02 is installed in the TM-series printers to provide Wireless Ethernet communications. Wireless LAN • Compliance with IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n wireless communication standards • Extension cable (1 m) for installation according to the radio wave conditions at the customer's installation site •...
  • Page 12: Parts Name And Function

    Parts Name and Function Wireless LAN Indicator Wireless LAN indicator : Flashing : On : Off Status Wireless LAN Indicator The wireless LAN unit is not connected to the printer. Or the printer power is OFF. This wireless LAN unit is connected to the printer and is in Blue operation.
  • Page 13: Specifications

    • When setting the encryption type, there are the following restrictions: • WPA/WPA2-PSK is not available in the Ad-Hoc mode. • When using the OT-WL02 in the Ad-Hoc mode, printing a status sheet is subject to the following restrictions • Even if there is no host computer to connect to, “Connect” appears as the Link Status.
  • Page 15: Installation

    Chapter 2 Installation Installation This chapter explains the connection and installation of the wireless LAN unit. Connecting the Wireless LAN Unit To connect the wireless LAN unit to the printer, you can connect it directly or use the USB extension cable. If connecting the wireless LAN unit directly causes interference with other cables or bad communication situation, use the included USB extension cable.
  • Page 16 Connect the USB extension cable to the USB connector of the printer. If you want to fix the wireless LAN unit, cut the included affixing tape to fit and put on the unit, and fix the unit in a place of good communication environment. Affixing tape...
  • Page 17: Connecting To The Network

    Setting up from a Smart Device Necessary Items Prepare the following items. • Printer which supports this wireless LAN unit • Device for setting: iOS or Android device • Utility for setting: Epson TM Utility for iOS or Epson TM Utility for Android...
  • Page 18 Running Epson TM Utility Run the Epson TM Utility Set from “Wi-Fi Setup Wizard” in the menu. Setup and Operation Work flow Select the network you want to connect to. Enter the passkey. Perform a test print. Setting up from a Windows Computer Necessary Items Prepare the following items.
  • Page 19 Chapter 2 Installation Follow the steps below to connect the printer. Turn on the printer. Activate Windows Wireless Network Connection and select [EPSON_Printer] as the connection device on the screen that appears. If the window to enter a pass phrase appears, enter “12345678”. Default settings on printer are the following values.
  • Page 20 The “EpsonNet Config” window is displayed. Select the printer for setting and click the [Configuration] button. If the printer is not displayed, click the [Refresh] button. If it is still not displayed, reconfirm steps 2 and 3 in "Setting up from a Windows Computer" on page 18 -page 19. It can take 20 seconds or longer for the printer to be displayed.
  • Page 21: Connecting A Tm Printer That Does Not Support The Simpleap Mode To The Network

    Chapter 2 Installation Connecting a TM printer that does not support the SimpleAP mode to the network To connect the printer that does not have the Simple AP mode, follow the steps below. For printers with the SimpleAP mode, if the network settings are already configured, you can change those settings as described below.
  • Page 22 Connection from the Setting Computer Connect the setting computer to the access point by the wired LAN. The setting of the access point is set for the Status Sheet. The setting items are as follows. As for the setting method of the setting computer, refer to the manual of the computer used.
  • Page 23: Software

    • Printer status display • Quick pairing by NFC/QR code • Easy print by NFC/QR code EpsonNet Config A network setting tool for Epson network Windows, Mac products. Download You can obtain software and manuals from one of the following URLs.