I bought the Epson expression xp-410 printer recently. What cables do I need to connect it to the computer? What does the bi-directional and IEEE cables represent? What are their functions, which is better than the other is and why? Finally, does any of these come with a printer or they both have to be purchased?
The best cable that you must use to connect your Epson Expression x410 is a USB (Universal Serial Bus) cable. “Bi-directional” is the process itself not the cable. It is also known as “boustrophedon” printing. According to it’s for bi-directional, it can print from left-to-right and from right-to-left. Also bi-directional if for the printer or any devices to receive command from a single or multiple computer and send back actions into multiple computers at the same time. IEEE defines the bi-directional or parallel connections for any printer. This is the usual presentation of parallel connectors which is previously used for computers and later on replaced by USB connectors. It doesn’t come at the same time with printers. Retailers will only provide at least one connector. Most printers will have USB connectors for compatibility purposes.
The Epson Expression Home XP-410 Small-in-One All-in-One printer is a flexible printer that delivers the complete wireless solution. If you have this printer, you can connect it to your computer in three ways: USB, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi Direct. The printer supports the standard USB 2.0 connection.
If your machine has available USB ports, you can connect it to your computer using the USB cable that came with it and connect it to one of the available USB ports on your computer.
If you are using a Wi-Fi router on your home network, you can connect your printer to your Wi-Fi and make it a network printer so any computer that connects to your Wi-Fi network can use the printer. If you have a Wi-Fi-enabled Smartphone, you can connect your device directly to your printer via Wi-Fi connection with its Wi-Fi Direct feature. You can then print straight from your phone.
The Epson Expression Home XP-410 Small-in-One All-in-One printer supports Windows XP Professional (64-bit only), Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32-bit only), Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 both 32-bit and 64-bit. For Mac users, it supports OS X 10.5.8 Leopard, 10.6.x Snow Leopard, 10.7.x Lion, and 10.8.x Mountain Lion.