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Topic # 231834 15-Mar-2018 10:53
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Someone has a Epson EB 955WH.  I downloaded the manual, one can add a Wireless LAN device that plugs into it.  

 

 

 

Question - does it need a router?  At the moment it is just the projector there connected to a computer, no router, no internet.  

 

It says an optional Wireless LAN Unit ... does this connect to the router only? 

 

It says also an optional Quick Wireless Connection USB Key - does this produce a connection without a router?  Like from a laptop or phone / tablet?

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1977014 15-Mar-2018 11:23
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Hi, normally the Epson wlan function allows you to mirror a PC to the PJ, thats all, there is no smart TV type of functionality. The mirroring software is called EasyMP, it works well enough for static or power point type work, but to mirror moving images is touch and go, voice sync is one aspect not done.

 

So if its a SmartTV type feature you are after, then purchase a suitable device (ie AppleTV or similar)

 

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  Reply # 1977015 15-Mar-2018 11:23
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Hi, normally the Epson wlan function allows you to mirror a PC to the PJ, thats all, there is no smart TV type of functionality. The mirroring software is called EasyMP, it works well enough for static or power point type work, but to mirror moving images is touch and go, voice sync is one aspect not done.

 

So if its a SmartTV type feature you are after, then purchase a suitable device (ie AppleTV or similar)

 

Cyril


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1977016 15-Mar-2018 11:30
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I read some more, one is that you connect the USB device into the projector and then into the laptop and it mirrors it ... 

 

What is the other one?  Does it just connect wirelessly to your router and then what?  I see there is a Epson app one can install on the phone?

 

 

 

There is no LCD TV.  It a projector in a medium sized auditorium ..... 


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  Reply # 1977022 15-Mar-2018 11:35
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Hi, if the PJ has a wireless interface then yes it will connect via that, otherwise via a wired ethernet cable. Assuming DHCP from your router is available on your LAN then it will get an address from that, if you go into the LAN input on the PJ you can have it display what its IP address is, you can then point the EasyMP software at it, alternatively if its just a simple network (ie not vlans etc) then just set the PJ on the LAN input, and fire up the EasyMP software and it should find all available PJ's on the network, as I recall there is a connection screen, I also seem to remember you need to use the Advance connection mode to make any sense of it.

 

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  Reply # 1977036 15-Mar-2018 11:46
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cyril7:

 

Hi, if the PJ has a wireless interface then yes it will connect via that, otherwise via a wired ethernet cable. Assuming DHCP from your router is available on your LAN then it will get an address from that, if you go into the LAN input on the PJ you can have it display what its IP address is, you can then point the EasyMP software at it, alternatively if its just a simple network (ie not vlans etc) then just set the PJ on the LAN input, and fire up the EasyMP software and it should find all available PJ's on the network, as I recall there is a connection screen, I also seem to remember you need to use the Advance connection mode to make any sense of it.

 

Cyril

 

 

 

 

Thanks.  Yep sounds maybe a chrome stick attached to the Epson's HDMI might be a better way.  They prob just stick to the single PC that is currently there .... (HDMI connection).  

 

This wireless thing.  Would it work if there is no router?  Because on premise there is no router, no internet.  It just plays powerpoint and occasionally a video file.  We just thought it might be handy to play a video off someone's phone.  

 

 

 

Edit - that's a fail too.  the Epson Android app doesn't support video.  It's just webpages, PDF and JPEG.  


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  Reply # 1977176 15-Mar-2018 13:37
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Hi, yes you could use it without a router, but it would need to have a static IP address (which is straight forward) and whatever laptop is connecting would need to do the same, obviously in the same subnet

 

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