You can download firmware to the printers using either Serial, Parallel, USB or Ethernet via Zebra Setup Utility.
You can also send the file to the printer from DOS via Parallel, Serial, or Ethernet.
Note: The methods below can be used to send any type of supported file to the printers. i.e. formats, fonts, & graphics
1. Open the Zebra Setup Utility (ZSU) and select your printer:
2. Select Open Printer Tools
3. Then select the Actions tab and Send file.
4. Now you can browse to the file and select Send:
For Parallel communications from DOS:
Open a DOS or Command window and change to the directory where you extracted the file. At the Prompt type:
COPY VXX_XX_XX.ZPL LPT1
Where VXX_XX_XX.ZPL is the file name of the firmware you're installing.
The firmware will be sent to the printer. While the file is being transferred, you will see the printer's LED flashing. When the transfer is complete and the firmware is upgraded you will see the LED turn solid GREEN. Print a configuration label to confirm the upgrade.
For Serial communications:
Null Modem cable connected from the PC Serial Com port to the printer serial port
Firmware, extracted (unzipped) in a known location on your PC.
Directions for uploading from the DOS environment:
- To send file through the parallel port, type:
COPY vXX_XX_X.ZPL LPT1
- To send the file though a com port, COM1 for example, you need to set the communications parameters on the port first, then copy the file:
MODE COM1 57600,N,8,1,p (for Hardware handshaking)
MODE COM1 57600,N,8,1,X (for Xon/Xoff)
COPY vXX_XX_X.ZPL COM1
Open your DOS session (command prompt) and change to the directory where you extracted the firmware.
At the prompt, type in lower case:
(where xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP address of the print server) (<enter> indicates pressing the Enter key do not type enter)
You will see:
No user name is required, press <enter>
You will see:
At the prompt type:
The firmware will be sent to the printer. While the file is being transferred, you will see the printer's LED flashing. When the transfer is complete and the firmware is upgraded you will see the LED turn solid GREEN.
When it is complete, at the prompt type:
The ftp program will close.
Print a configuration label to confirm the upgrade.
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