How to Display an IP Protocol for a ZM400


The ZM400 is a commercial printer that can be accessed via computer in a number of different ways. The ZM400 -- a thermal, RFID-ready printer -- can connect to a computer directly through a RS-232 serial connection, IEEE 1284 parallel cable or USB connection. An optional method is to connect via a wired or wireless network connection, using TCP/IP communication protocols. When this optional component is added, you can assign an IP address to the ZM400, which identifies it to other computers on a network.

Things You'll Need

  • ZM400 printer
  • 10/100 print server add-on
  • Power on the ZM400 printer. If you are facing the back of the unit, the "Power" button is directly above the power cord on the bottom right side of the printer. "O" is off, and "I" is on. Wait for about a minute for the printer to complete the boot-up process.

  • Press and hold the "Test" button for a few seconds before releasing, which will cause the ZM400 to print out a 10/100 PS configuration label. The 10/100 PS is the hardware device that allows the printer to communicate via TCP/IP networking protocols.

  • Read the printout. The page will show a variety of networking information. The TCP/IP information is listed in the upper left-hand corner of the page. The top numerical address is the IP address, with the subnet mask and default gateway IP address following it.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have the appropriate security permissions and access to a computer with the ZebraNet View software, you can see the network settings for a ZM400 remotely. Launch ZebraNet View, choose the appropriate printer, select 'Print Server' from the horizontal top menu and view the TCP/IP settings.

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