Thought I'd post this here also...
Original thread on Printers.. http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=63152.msg508131#msg508131
Got a 5 port ethernet switch, configured my 7900 on a TCP/IP port, and it worked ok through Qimage until I rebooted and tried to print from Qimage Ult a day later
One time the status monitor shows communication with the printer and shows all status indicators(ink levels etc.) but the printer wont print. Qimage shows the printer ready and on the correct port ... I reboot the 7900 and it will print through Qimage but the status monitor doesn't show or it shows a comm error.I cannot get the Status monitor to comm with the printer through the system tray utility either. Reboot the computer with the printer on and both the status monitor shows, and the printer prints fine from QImage.
I've unistalled and reinstalled the driver several times ,made sure the port is configured correctly and bidirectional turned on.
Reboot again and one of the three scenerios starts yet again.
I've made sure I do not have duplicate driver files in the Epson folder.
Been reading many similar reports of comm problems with the Epson Status Monitor
I am on a Win 7 Pro machine, not on a network ,just using the switch to split the port on the computer and believe I should not have to use the Epson Network Configuration Utility to simply connect two printers to one computer as i would using USB ?
I have not even tried to hook up the 9890 until I get the 7900 working correctly
Any Ideas anyone?