Support of Both Internal & External 10/100 Wired Printservers at the Same Time on Xi4 Printers

Article ID: 50793581

Issue / Question

Can the Xi4 Printers Support Both Internal and External 10/100 Wired Printservers at the same time?

Applicable To

110Xi4, 140Xi4, 170Xi4 and 220Xi4

Resolution / Answer

All Xi4 printers have a wired Internal 10/100 Printserver as standard from the factory.


The Xi4 printers also have an optional wired External 10/100 Printserver which can be installed onto the parallel port.

Both the internal and external wired 10/100 printservers can be installed at the same time.


Both printservers can be used at the same time but only in the way described below:-

You have to disable Bi-Directional for the parallel port. 

To disable Bi-Directional for the parallel port, please see the Output Port Configuration page within Section B of the Zebranet 10/100 Print Server User Guide. Read More>>
Then make sure to leave the Primary Print Server as Internal.  

The external 10/100 Print Server can then be used for printing.  
The internal 10/100 Print Serverwill have the full print server features including the the printer's web page.
When both 10/100 Print Servers are being used, the functions of the printservers cannot be swapped.

If the printer treats the External Print Server as primary it will not look for the Internal Print Server.

+ Applicable Products

  • 110Xi4 Industrial Printer
  • 140Xi4
  • 140Xi4 Industrial Printer
  • 170Xi4 Industrial Printer
  • 220Xi4 Industrial Printer