Test Print on an Ethernet Printer
Test Print on an Ethernet Printer

Test Print on an Ethernet Printer

Test Print on an Ethernet printer connected to a network (LAN or WAN) with an (MS-DOS) Command Prompt (or Run from the Windows XP Start menu).
  1. Create a text file with the following ASCII three characters: ~WC.
  2. Save the file as:
    TEST.ZPL
    (an arbitrary file name and extension name).
  3. Read the IP address from the printer’s Configuration Status Label’s Network Status printout. On a system that is connected to the same LAN or WAN as the printer, type the following in the Web browser window’s address bar and enter:
    fpt (IP address)
    (for IP address 123.45.67.01 it would be:
    ftp 123.45.67.01
    )
  4. Type the word
    put
    followed by the file name and enter. For this test print file, it would be:
    put TEST.ZPL
    The printer should print a new Print Configuration Status label.