Setup or Configure Connectivity for Wired or Wireless Networks using the Zebra Setup Utility

Article ID: 56144804

Issue / Question

How to configure my printer's connectivity for wired or wireless networks?

How to set up a wired or wireless network using the Zebra Setup Utility (ZSU)?

Applicable To

Zebra Printers with the Wired or Wireless network option

Resolution / Answer


  • Zebra Setup Utility  - Version or later required if you are using the P4T Printer Wireless Setup, but you must use the CPCL driver.


The Zebra Setup Utility has a network setup wizard that can be used to configure your printer for a wired or wireless network.  This requires the printer to have the appropriate print server option.


NOTE This procedure does not apply when using the ZebraNet external 10/100 Print Server on the ZT200, ZT400, or other Link OS compatible printers.



  1. To access the network setup wizard, open the Zebra Setup Utility, and select Configure Printer Connectivity.

  1. Select Wired or Wireless.  For this example, we are selecting Wireless:

  1. Click Next and provide your network settings detail:

For the Client ID Settings the choices are MAC Address, User-Defined ASCII, or User-Defined HEX.  Only use these settings if you are using a Client ID for DHCP.

  1. You can now enter your ESSID and choose the appropriate network security for your WLAN.

Read more on the supported wireless securities mode .

In the example below, we chose WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK. The configuration option that will be available will depend on which security mode you choose.

  1. When you see the printer code (ZPL),  select Finish:

The network settings are then sent directly to the printer. Turn the printer off and then on again for the new settings to take effect. 

NOTE You can also highlight and copy the ZPL settings from the screen above and save them in a text file for use later.

After configuration, to get the printer's IP address; kindly send the below commands to the printer using Zebra Setup Utilities-Open Communication with the printer.
The command depends on the type of connection that you configure.

Wired IP Address
! U1 getvar ""

Wireless IP Address
! U1 getvar "wlan.ip.addr" 

Kindly see the below sample for the Wired connection.

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