Zebra Printer Wireless Settings

To set up the printer to be wireless, you will need to change the printer's settings to match your wireless network.

We wish that you could find a network and sign in with a password right from the Zebra printer's display. Alas, we've talked to them about this, but it doesn't seem to be an option. So we've got to do it another way, unfortunately.

This can be done through a browser or with the Zebra Setup Utility on a Windows PC.


Option 1: From a Browser

On a computer or device connected to the same network as the printer/cradle, open a web browser and enter the IP address into the address bar.

You should see a the Zebra printer configuration screen come up.

Now enter the same IP address into the browser's address bar, but with /settings added. Example: 192.168.1.125/settings

By default, the password is 1234. Click through to the restricted pages.

Select "Network Configuration" to configure the wireless settings.

The main settings you need to focus on here are the following:

Wireless Setup:

- ESSID: this is your wireless network name

Wireless Encryption Setup:
You will need to record the wireless settings that match your network. For example:
- WLAN Security: most common is WPA PSK
- WPA PSK: the wireless password for your network

Test the wireless connection by unplugging the ethernet cable (ZD500) or removing the printer from the cradle (QLN420) and resetting the printer.

If it does not show an IP address, reconnect with the ethernet cable, reset the printer, and try new settings. Your equipment supplier should be able to help you if you run into issues. Let us know at support@itempath.com if they are not able to help you get connected.

Other Settings: You can also look around at other settings such as what happens when you power on, media types, print speed and darkness.

Option 2: Zebra Setup Utility on a Windows PC

Download the Zebra Setup Utility from the Zebra website, www.zebra.com. This link has worked:http://www.zebra.com/us/en/products-services/software/zebralink/zebra-setup-utility.html.

You may need to create a profile to download the file.

Install the Zebra Setup Utility.

Run the Zebra Setup Utility.

Install a new printer. You can connect over ethernet with an IP address, or you can use a USB cable. Add a new port to match your connection type.

Test the connection. With Printer turned on, select "Open Printer Tools" and from the Print tab, select "Feed one label" and press "Send." If it feeds a label, you're connected.

Your printer supplier should be able to help you get connected if you run into trouble. Let us know at support@itempath.com if they can't help you.

Run "Configure Printer Connectivity"

Here's an example:
Connectivity Type screen: Select "Wireless"
IP Address screen: Leave as DHCP. Keep all defaults. Hit "Next"
Wireless Radio Settings: Leave Radio Type as 801.11 b/g. Hit "Next"
Wireless Settings
ESSID: Type the name of your wireless network
Security Mode: Select WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK.
Hit "Next"
Security Settings:
PSK Type: Select "String"
PSK Name: Type in the password for the WiFi network
Advanced Settings: Hit "Next"
Final Stream: Hit "Next"
Send data: With Printer selected, Hit "Finish" (or save it to a file to be used later).
Select "Open Printer Tools" and from the Print tab, select "Reset printer" and press "Send."

The printer should now connect to the network. If it was successful, after a minute or so you should see its IP address on the LCD display.

Now, get it to connect to ItemPath.

With the printer on and the printer still connected to the PC:

In the Zebra Setup Utility, click on the printer from the list of installed printers.

Select "Open Communication with Printer". If successful, there will be no message at the bottom of the screen. If you see "Unable to open port!", it did not connect properly.

Copy and paste the following 2 lines into the top half of the screen:
! U1 setvar "weblink.ip.conn1.location" "https://ec2-54-225-20-236.compute-1.amazonaws.com:..."
! U1 setvar "device.reset" ""

Before sending, be sure to add an extra blank line at the end.

Other Settings: You can also look around at other settings such as what happens when you power on, media types, print speed and darkness.