Finding the Mac Address on the Zebra Printer

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Topic or Information

How do I find the Mac Address on the printer?

Is the Mac Address of the printer on the exterior?

Applies To

Zebra Bar Code Label Printers


The Mac Address is typically located on an external label either on the back or bottom of the printer. It will be shown as a number such as xx:xx:xx:xx:xx.xx

There are a couple methods of obtaining the Mac Address using the Zebra Setup Utility communications window

  • You can send  ^XA^HZA^XZ  and the printer will return the Super Host Status and include the Mac Address.  
  • You can send a ~WL and the printer will print the network settings on a label


Note: Most newer printers support SGD commands that can return Network related details. See the ZPL Manual for Network SGD commands.