Remote power-up of Epson WF-4630 printer?

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Percival P. Cassidy

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Nov 9, 2017, 4:52:10 PM11/9/17
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Is there any way of remotely powering-up an Epson WF-4630 printer? Even
if plugged into a "live" power outlet, it seems there is no way for it
to become ready for action without someone actually pressing the power
button on the front; is that really the case, or is there some way of
sending it a "wake up" signal over the network?

Perce

Fred McKenzie

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Nov 11, 2017, 1:03:16 PM11/11/17
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In article <f6k107...@mid.individual.net>,
Perce-

If there is a way to do what you are asking, it is probably covered in
the owner's manual. But the obvious answer is to just leave the printer
turned on all the time.

I have a combination inkjet printer and scanner, as well as a Laser
printer accessible via WiFi. They are left on all the time, which is
handy when I have company that wants to print.

Fred

Percival P. Cassidy

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Nov 12, 2017, 5:20:01 PM11/12/17
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On 11/11/2017 01:03 PM, Fred McKenzie wrote:
> In article <f6k107...@mid.individual.net>,
> "Percival P. Cassidy" <Nob...@NotMyISP.net> wrote:
>
>> Is there any way of remotely powering-up an Epson WF-4630 printer? Even
>> if plugged into a "live" power outlet, it seems there is no way for it
>> to become ready for action without someone actually pressing the power
>> button on the front; is that really the case, or is there some way of
>> sending it a "wake up" signal over the network?

> If there is a way to do what you are asking, it is probably covered in
> the owner's manual. But the obvious answer is to just leave the printer
> turned on all the time.
>
> I have a combination inkjet printer and scanner, as well as a Laser
> printer accessible via WiFi. They are left on all the time, which is
> handy when I have company that wants to print.

I certainly haven't found anything in the owner's manual, which is why I
was asking here.

It's so seldom that I need to print anything on that printer -- which is
located in a different room from the laser printer that we use most of
the time, and which is now powered via a WiFi-controlled outlet, so
other people can turn it on when they want to print, rather than having
to leave their desk twice, once to turn the printer on and once to
collect their printouts -- that I was hoping to avoid having it switched
on the whole time and using power unnecessarily.

Perce

GSalisbury

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Nov 13, 2017, 8:34:41 AM11/13/17
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"Percival P. Cassidy" wrote in message
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First I don't have (never have had) any kind of an Epson Printer but, out of
curiosity, I put Epson WF-4630 into a google search and followed an
epson.com hit.
It's too long - I didn't bother copying it and don't have a "make short".
The User Manual there sure has what seems to me to have a number of power
control options including wi-fi - the implication is, after appropriate
setup, sending something to the printer can turn it on and off as needed.
Have you googled? (You never said whether you did or didn't.)
At this juncture I would consider auto-power-on a standard feature that
virtually all ordinary printers/MFU's would support.
I have (and had) older Canon inkjets that support auto power-on/off.
The epson site is probably your best resource (said something about a
firmware update as well).
Geo. Salisbury
Long Valley, NJ

Percival P. Cassidy

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Nov 14, 2017, 11:34:00 AM11/14/17
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On 11/13/2017 08:34 AM, GSalisbury wrote:

>>> Is there any way of remotely powering-up an Epson WF-4630 printer? Even
>>> if plugged into a "live" power outlet, it seems there is no way for it
>>> to become ready for action without someone actually pressing the power
>>> button on the front; is that really the case, or is there some way of
>>> sending it a "wake up" signal over the network?
>
>> If there is a way to do what you are asking, it is probably covered in
>> the owner's manual.  But the obvious answer is to just leave the printer
>> turned on all the time.
>>
>> I have a combination inkjet printer and scanner, as well as a Laser
>> printer accessible via WiFi.  They are left on all the time, which is
>> handy when I have company that wants to print.
>
> I certainly haven't found anything in the owner's manual, which is why I
> was asking here.
>
> It's so seldom that I need to print anything on that printer -- which is
> located in a different room from the laser printer that we use most of
> the time, and which is now powered via a WiFi-controlled outlet, so
> other people can turn it on when they want to print, rather than having
> to leave their desk twice, once to turn the printer on and once to
> collect their printouts -- that I was hoping to avoid having it switched
> on the whole time and using power unnecessarily.

> ==========================================================
> First I don't have (never have had) any kind of an Epson Printer but,
> out of curiosity, I put Epson WF-4630 into a google search and followed
> an epson.com hit.
> It's too long - I didn't bother copying it and don't have a "make short".
> The User Manual there sure has what seems to me to have a number of
> power control options including wi-fi - the implication is, after
> appropriate setup, sending something to the printer can turn it on and
> off as needed.
> Have you googled? (You never said whether you did or didn't.)
> At this juncture I would consider auto-power-on a standard feature that
> virtually all ordinary printers/MFU's would support.
> I have (and had) older Canon inkjets that support auto power-on/off.
> The epson site is probably your best resource (said something about a
> firmware update as well).

Yes, I had searched on line for any relevant information, and I had
searched the electronic version of the manual. There are many options
for setting delays before the printer goes to sleep or powers off, but I
see nothing about being able to wake it up from "off."

I guess I just have to decide whether I want it to keep it "asleep"
(1.8W) rather than "off" (0.3W).

Perce

GSalisbury

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Nov 15, 2017, 7:59:15 AM11/15/17
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"Percival P. Cassidy" wrote in message
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Not looking to belabor the point but you could, of course, pose the question
on the Epson Site for an "authoritative<g>" response.

But in my mind it's still an ordinary enough function that, with the
power-off settings, implies that it will power-on - but of I could be way
off base.
Set the power-off profile that fits yours and leave the printer turned on.
Do something else then print and see what happens.
Geo.

Percival P. Cassidy

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Nov 15, 2017, 4:11:50 PM11/15/17
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I did just have a chat session with Epson support, and they tell me that
even from "sleep" mode it's impossible to print. So the only benefit of
"sleep" mode, I guess, is that it will "wake up" when the button is
pressed more quickly than when it was off.

Perce

GSalisbury

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Nov 16, 2017, 8:53:07 AM11/16/17
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"Percival P. Cassidy" wrote in message
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Oh well - we tried.
I have an older Canon Pixma IP3000 Inkjet plugged into a USB Port on the
router and it auto-powers on/off.
Convenient.
I also have an older Brother MFC5460CN AIO plugged into both a USB Port on
my main P/C and an Ethernet Port on the router.
It doesn't do either auto power-on or off.
Both printers are basically within arms reach of "command central<g>",
however, so power on/off is implicitly automatic.
Too bad on the Epson.
Geo.

Julie Denges

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Mar 19, 2022, 9:01:46 AM3/19/22
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If anyone is interested I have found a solution... but you need a robot. I use the switchbot. I realize this is years later but if I stumbled upon this it may come in handy for others. Have fun!
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