Plug'n'Play (PnP) Printer Detection and Windows operating systems
Plug'n'Play (PnP) Printer Detection and Windows operating systems

Plug'n'Play (PnP) Printer Detection and Windows operating systems

Depending on the hardware configuration and the Windows version, your printer may be Plug-and-Play (PnP) detected when connecting to the USB, parallel, or serial port interfaces.
Recent Windows operating systems automatically detect the printer when it is connected via the USB interface.
  • At this time, the printer drivers do not support serial port PnP installation.
  • For PnP operations, the printer’s PC interface configuration for the parallel port must support and have bidirectional communications.
When connecting the printer for the first time to the PC, the operating system will automatically initiate an “Add new hardware’ wizard. If you have pre-loaded the driver suite using the Zebra Setup Utility, the printer driver will automatically install.
Access your Windows printer directory, then right-click the printer name and select
Properties
. Click the
Print test page
button to verify a successful installation.
The Windows operating system detects and re-links a previously-installed printer if:
  • it is reconnected to the USB interface, or
  • if printer power is turned on when the PC has finished rebooting the OS.
Wait to apply power to the printer until after you have installed the drivers on the PC. See Running the Printer Installation Wizard
Ignore the "new device detected" warnings and close the Taskbar prompts. Wait several seconds for the operating system to match the printer to the driver software. The warnings will disappear, and the printer should now be ready to begin printing.