System Requirements -Version 1.6.2
Macintosh PowerPC, G3, G4, iMac, iBook, PowerBook, Mac 68000 and clones. MacOS System 7, 8 or 9. Epson drivers version 5.5 or later (see below). Any functional File Sharing network: Ethernet, LocalTalk, Modem, Infra-Red, AirPort through AppleShare or TCP/IP including Remote Access and Internet.
Epson Drivers Compatibility
Important: These latest Epson drivers will support ALL Macintoshes, including those with USB, printer, modem, or printer/modem ports. Although the Epson support site does not explicitly state that the USB or iMac drivers (for iMac, Blue & White G3, G4) will work on machines with printer or modem ports, support for these ports IS included. After the installation of these new drivers, you will have the ability to choose the port you wish to use in the Apple Menu Chooser: printer, modem, printer/modem or USB.
In some case, the Epson installer fails to replace its old files. So trash all old
Epson files before a new installation:
Be sure you have a Printer Chooser Extensions v5.5x or later and an Epson Monitor3 application v.1.23x or v.1.25x or later in the "System folder:Extensions" folder of all Macs. Epson Monitor3 v2.x is compatible with EpsonShare from its version 1.4 or later.
From its version 1.5, EpsonShare is System 7 compatible and can work on a 68000 Macintosh, see System 7 Notes.
(*) The EX v5.5AE drivers work perfectly on this Stylus Photo.
Printer/modem/USB Ports Compatibility
All Macintoshes with any port (modem, printer, modem/printer or USB) can act as client or server.
On USB Macs clients without printer, in the Apple Menu "Chooser", just select your printer. If you can't choose a port (printer/modem/usb), if any port appears or if you can't check "Background printing", it doesn't matter: EpsonShare will make that for you.
URL to download Epson drivers
System 7 Notes
With version 1.5, EpsonShare is System 7 compatible and will run on a 68000 Macintosh; however, some of the latest Epson drivers require at least System 8 and/or a Power PC to be installed. Unfortunately, the previous System 7 compliant drivers are no longer available from the Epson web site. Therefore, you will have to re-install these drivers from your Epson Installation CD.
The current 440, 600, 640, 700, 800, 850 and EX versions on the Epson web site are System 7 compatible, but the self-extracting archive ".SEA" containing the installation package is not. Therefore, you will have to extend it on a Mac under System 8 or 9 then to copy the extended package on the Mac running under System 7.
Be sure you have a Printer Chooser Extensions v5.5x or later and an Epson Monitor3 application v.1.23x or v.1.25x or later in the "System folder:Extensions" folder of all Macs.
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