Setting up a Zebra Printer on the Network
Follow this guide if you need to assign an IP address to your zebra printer, so other devices can access it through the network.Please Note: This guide is for windows devices only since the tool is not available for mac. If you have an apple computer, you can rely on DHCP (automatically assigning an IP) or send ZPL code to the device to configure a static IP address; although this second option is for advanced users only.
- Connect your printer to your computer via USB.
- Download and install the Zebra Setup Utilities Program.
- Run the program and follow the provided setup instructions.
- After adding your printer, select it and Click Configure Printer Connectivity. Select Wired then click Next.
- Select Internal Print Server for the next screen.
- Select Static for the IP Address and enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway. Leave the Hostname blank unless you know it and ensure the IP address is not already assigned to a device on the same network.
- You can find the Subnet Mask and Default Gateway by opening the Windows Command Prompt and typing “ipconfig” followed by the enter key.
- Press Finish or continue by clicking Next to complete the setup.
You can test if the device has been given the static IP address by “pinging” the machine. This is when you send a request to the device and listen for a response. You can ping the device by opening the Windows Command Prompt and typing “ping IP”, where IP is the static IP address you gave to the device. For example, if I gave my printer the IP address off 192.168.1.7, I would type “ping 192.168.1.7” followed by the enter key.
A successful ping will show 0% packet loss.