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
Note: Printer's with V60.13.x firmware will not recognize 10/100 print server until a valid network connection is present.
(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
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 184.108.40.206.
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
Power cycle the printer.
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".
You can stop the ping activity once the print server starts to respond. (If using windows <CTRL C> will halt the ping)
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.
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.