Connecting Your Printer to a Device (Process Overview)
Connecting Your Printer to a Device (Process Overview)

Connecting Your Printer to a Device (Process Overview)

Zebra printers support a variety of interface options and configurations to enable network and physical cable connections.
  1. Decide how you will connect to the printer.
    Your ZD200 Series printer these interface options and configurations:
    • Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) interface—Standard (see Interface Cable Requirements and USB Interface for cable requirements).
    • Ethernet/LAN—factory-installed option (see Interface Cable Requirements and Ethernet (LAN, RJ-45) for cable requirements).
    • Internal WiFi (802.11ac) and Bluetooth Classic 4.1 (3.0 Compatible)—factory-installed option
      ZD200 Series printers that are equipped with the WiFi connectivity option support Bluetooth Low Energy (low-speed connection). You can configure them using software running on an Android or iOS device.
    Be sure to review the cabling and unique parameters for each physical printer communication interface. This will help you set up the printer with the correct settings. For detailed instructions on configuring network (Ethernet/WiFi) and Bluetooth communication, see the Wired and Wireless Print Server User Guide and the Bluetooth Wireless Guide available from
  2. Switch printer power OFF (see Power Button).
  3. Connect the printer to the computer or device you will use to manage the printer using your selected connection method (USB, Ethernet/LAN, WiFi, or Bluetooth).
  4. Run Zebra Setup Utilities (ZSU) from your central device (see Running the Printer Installation Wizard).
    The central device may be a Windows PC or laptop running the operating systems listed in Setup for Windows OS, an Android device, or an Apple device. Supported printer connection options are Wired/Ethernet, USB, and Wireless, Bluetooth Classic, and Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE).
    Zebra Setup Utilities (ZSU) are designed to assist you with installing these interfaces. (For ZSU user guides, go to
    Wait to turn printer power ON until you are instructed to do so by the Installation Wizard. Keep the power switch in the OFF position when attaching the interface cable. The power cord must be inserted into the power supply and the power receptacle on the back of the printer before you connect or disconnect the communications cables.
    The ZSU wizard installs the Zebra Windows drivers.
  5. When the ZSU installation wizard prompts you do to so, turn printer power ON, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the printer setup.