Assigning an IP Address

 

If you are running DHCP, the Zebra Print Server should grab an IP address by default.  To check if Print Server  was assigned IP address by DHCP, print a print server configuration label by pressing the test button or go to steps on using ZebraNet View.

There are 3 basic methods that can be used to assign an IP address to the ZebraNet Print Server.

 

 

Assigning an IP address from the printer LCD Display

Requirements

           Note:  Printer's with V60.13.x firmware will not recognize 10/100 print server until a valid network connection is present.

Procedure 
(Note: This example uses an XiIII printer. Your display buttons may be labeled differently)

1. Power on the printer and allow two minutes to assure all systems have completed self test. If you do not have a network cable in the port, the print server will print configuration label when it is ready.

2. On the printer front panel, press the SETUP/EXIT key.

3. Press the LCD Display PREVIOUS button twice until you reach the network settings menu items.

4. You may edit any of the following network setting in order to communicate with the print server in your network environment.

Note: If you plan on changing any of these options, you will need to enter the printer's password. The default password is 1234.

 

 

 

 

 

Assigning an IP address via a telnet session

Requirements

Before you can telnet to the print server and configure the device you must first assign the print server a temporary IP address,  The two easiest methods are adding a Static Route or Gleaning.  If you have just defaulted the Print Server and the IP address is 0.0.0.0 use Gleaning.  If after 2 minutes Print Server does not receive an IP address it will default to 192.168.254.254, use Static Route procedure.  Print Server II firmware versions prior to  7.0 defaulted to 198.102.102.254.

 Gleaning

  1. Add an entry to the ARP table that assigns an IP address to an Ethernet (Hardware) address. The syntax for this command is: arp -s " temporary IP address of print server" "MAC Address (print server hardware address) " Example, Type: arp -s 10.3.50.59 00-40-68-1D-B9-86

  2. Power cycle the printer.

  3. While the printer is rebooting start a continuous ping to the address assigned in step 1. 
    Note: By default, most Unix flavors use a continuous ping. To use a continuous ping from a windows host you will need to issue the command  ping -t "IP address".

  4. You can stop the ping activity once the print server starts to respond. (If using windows <CTRL C> will halt the ping)

  5. Telnet to the print server and assign the appropriate IP address, subnet mask and gateway if applicable. Once this is complete reset the print server and check for proper functionality.

Static Route

  1. Power on the printer and wait for two minutes to allow for device self test. During this time the ZebraNet Print Server will be performing a address broadcast and if no address was assigned (via Bootp or DHCP) it will default to an address of 198.102.102.254 or 192.168.254.254. You can now use the "route add" command to place the default IP address into the workstation's network routing table. 
  2. At the workstation/host command prompt (DOS window) Type: route add x.x.x.x  n.n.n.n 0 "where x.x.x.x is IP address of Print Server II and n.n.n.n is IP address of the workstation"  Note: The zero (0) placed at the end of the "route add" command is optional on some systems.
  3. You can now telnet to the print server by typing "telnet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"
  4. The password is "1234"
  5. Once the print server menu is displayed you can alter the appropriate settings. When complete do a reset and allow completing of the print server self test before proceeding with any communications activity. 

Configuring an IP Address through ZebraNet View  or Software

Requirements.

ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise can also be used in the same manner as ZebraNet View to adding the IP address.  Refer to ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise's User Guide for complete details.

If this is the first time you are running ZebraNet View click here for information on how to setup the program.  If you have already setup your view, continue with this document for information on how to set an IP address.

1. Open the ZebraNet View and select the printer you wish to configure from the list.  Right click on it and choose configure.  Alternatively you may simply highlight the printer and hit ALT-C. 

    

                                                 

2. If the Print Server does not yet have an IP address other than 0.0.0.0, you will be prompted to enter only the IP Address.

3. You may see the following error after hitting OK.  Just click past it.

4.  Set your IP information and hit OK. 

                   

Note:   Sometimes ZebraNet View will lock up while retrieving configuration information after you select Configuration or Alt C.  A work around for this is to Select Status or Alt S before trying to access the configuration menu.  After the Status is displayed, just click Close and try Configuration or Alt C again.