Adding a networked Zebra Printer to a Windows PC

Article ID: 22457386

Issue / Question

How do I add a network printer using a Windows 7 PC?

I want to attach a network printer.

Configuring a Windows Queue to communicate with an Ethernet-connected printer.

How do I install a network printer using Windows?

Applicable To

Windows PC, ZebraDesigner Driver, excluding the following printers ZQ110, EM220, and EM220II

Resolution / Answer

NOTE Download and install the latest version of the ZebraDesigner Driver to your computer. 
Ensure the computer and printer are connected to an active network. For example, you can ping the printer's IP Address from the computer.
This example was created using a Windows 7 PC.


  1. Navigate to the Start Menu and click Devices and Printers

  2. Click Add a printer

  3. Click Add a Local Printer.  

  4. Create a new port.  
    NOTE This assumes you don't have a pre-existing port created to select from.
  5. From the Type of port field, select ZDesigner Port Monitor from the drop-down list. 
  6. Click Next
    NOTE You can use the Microsoft Standard TCP/IP Port, however, the ZDesigner Port Monitor enables bi-directional data communications. This can be useful if you are using the Zebra Setup Utility Communications Window. 

  7. Enter the IP Address of your printer then click OK.  

  8. From the Manufacturer list, select ZDesigner Driver and select your specific model.
  9. Click Next.  

  10. Select Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended) unless advised otherwise. 
  11. Click Next.   

  12. Under the Printer name, enter a name for your printer. It will appear on your printer’s list. 
  13. Click Next.   

  14. Print a test label to confirm printer communication is successful.  


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