Connecting your Lotus EZ to your own home WiFi network is very easy. Once connected to your Lotus EZ via its hotspot, simply browse to the WiFi page.
Here you should see a list of WiFi connections available within range of your Lotus EZ. If a list of connections does not immediately appear, simply refresh the page.
You should see your own network here if it is within range. It will also show you a strength rating of the signal. Simply input your network’s password and select “Connect”.
After selecting connect, your Lotus EZ will attempt to join the network. On the main page you can expand the action log and see if it connects. The dashboard may temporarily display a warning it has lost connection. This is normal.
Once connected, you may disconnect from the Lotus EZ’s hotspot and reconnect to your own WiFi network.
In your browser you should be able to connect to the dashboard by typing in the unique URL you can find in your Quick start guide, e.g. “http://lotusez-8xxx.local” (with the “xxx” replaced by your unique number).
If you are unable to connect to your Lotus EZ via the hostname (e.g. http://lotusez-8xxx.local) and you are using Windows operating system, you may need to install “Bonjour Print Services for Windows” by Apple. This system tool allows Windows machines to use hostnames instead of IP addresses. You can download it from Apple’s support site. Apple and Linux operating systems will not require this to be installed and should easily connect via this method without any additional system utilities being installed.
If you are still unable to connect to your printer via the IP address (if you know it) or unique URL, please try restarting your Lotus EZ (connect to the hotspot, and select shutdown, wait 10 seconds and then use the power button the front of the Lotus EZ). Some users have reported that up to 2 power cycles may be required. We are working on a solution to this issue.
If you want to know the IP address that your network has given the Lotus EZ, you can find this by accessing your router’s administration page (usually something like 192.168.1.1 or 10.1.1.1 – it will be written on either the back of your router, or in your router’s documentation). You can also download and install network IP scanners to help you discover the IP address of all devices on your network.