How to Configure Wired Print Server on ZXP9 Printer

Article ID: 27872073



The purpose of these documents is to guide a user on how to up a static IP address on a ZXP 9 printer

Applies To

  • ZXP Series 9 with Ethernet option



  • An Ethernet cable connected to a live network switch or hub
  • A USB printer driver to use the Toolbox option
  • A PC connected to the same network as the printer
  • Need to know what IP address, Subnet, and Gateway values need to be assigned to the printer



All Zebra card printers are, by default, configured to have DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) enabled and will attempt to acquire an IP address from the DHCP Server when initially activated on the network.

Users may need to configure a permanent, or "static," IP address when DHCP is not available, or when DHCP assigns an IP that does not meet the application's or driver's requirements. Setting a static IP also prevents the printer from being assigned a different IP whenever the Ethernet cable is unplugged or when printer is power-cycled.


The wired print server can be configured using the Toolbox from the printer driver (a USB driver needs to be installed) Read more>>


Setting Up Wired IP Address Using Toolbox 

1. Go to the printer’s Toolbox

    a. From Windows XP: Go to Start> Settings> Printers and Faxes. Right click on the ZXP Series 9 driver and select Properties> Device Information> ZXP Toolbox 

    b. From Windows 7: Go to the Windows Icon> Devices and Printers. Right click on the ZXP Series 9 driver and select Printer Properties> Device Information> ZXP Toolbox 


2. Click on “Wired Network” under the “Printer Configuration” section


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 3. Uncheck the “Use DHCP” box and enter the desired IP settings 

4. Click on “Save Settings” button to save the changes 


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+ Applicable Products

  • ZXP Series 9 Card Printer