I have not planned to shift my stuff to an Apple product. I had printer but it was hard wired thru the Ethernet cable to the router and the Windows computer. I was just trying to find a printer that would do both Mac and Windows based, then she could work out of any room. the Windows computer is a desk type.
Ok after 2 long nights, i got the printer hardwired to the wireless router with the printer wireless setting off. I can now print any where in the house with the Mac. The router would ping the printer but the Mac wouldnt if I had the printer set on wireless. I'm learning. The router and the Mac did not have the same address. She is up and running now. I guess I'm going to have to take the apple classes, to keep her machine going.
I have had this issue specially after the printer goes idle and have had to resetup the wifi everytime which is a PIA. I just did it a different way then the directions to have my mac point to the specific network IP address and things worked great now!
If your issue is that when you go to print... the mac isnt finding the printer... try this:
1. Go to your printer and click on the wifi setup menu on the touch screen (assuming you have already setup your printer to connect to your wifi router)
2. scroll down and click on wifi\network status
3. scroll down and not the IP address
4. Go to your Mac > System Preferences > Print & Scan
5. Click the "-" to remove the current printer setup you have for the Epson (this should delete the profile from your list of printers)
6. click the "+" to add a new printer
7. On the popup window... the top icon menus are Default, Fax, IP, Windows... click on the IP menu tab
8. enter the IP address you noted from your printer in the adress field (ex. 10.0.0.12)
9. Your mac will automaticaly see if it can connect... once it does, click the "Add" button.
Your Mac will now know where to look on the network to connect to your printer. For some reason these steps are not listed in the directions and I just happen to try it myself and it has worked for me.