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Step-by-Step Guide: Setting up a Thermal Receipt Printer on Windows with Ethernet Connection

Note: Before you begin, ensure that your thermal receipt printer supports Ethernet connectivity. Also, make sure to check the printer's documentation for any specific instructions provided by the manufacturer.

Step 1: Unpack and Connect the Thermal Receipt Printer

- Unbox the thermal receipt printer and ensure you have all the necessary components.
- Connect the printer to your network using an Ethernet cable. Connect the other end of the cable to a network port or router.

Step 2: Power On the Thermal Receipt Printer

- Plug in the thermal printer and turn it on. Wait for it to initialize.

Step 3: Obtain the Printer's IP Address

- Check the printer's display or configuration settings to find its IP address. This information is crucial for connecting the printer to your Windows PC.
- Open Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers. Right-click the printer and select Properties. Look in the Web Services or Ports tab to see your IP address.

Step 4: Install Printer Drivers

- Insert the driver CD that came with the thermal printer into your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the necessary drivers. If your printer doesn't have a CD, visit the manufacturer's website to download the latest drivers.

Example of printer drivers: EPSON Advanced Printer Driver 6 for TM-T82X (Windows)

Step 5: Check Printer Connectivity

- Confirm that the thermal printer is properly connected to your network. You can do this by accessing Bluetooth & devices > Printer & scanners

Step 6: Configure Paper Settings

- Open the "Printers and Devices" window and right-click on your thermal printer.
- Choose "Printing preferences" or "Printer properties" to configure paper size, orientation, and other settings based on your requirements.

Step 7: Test Print

- Print a test page to ensure that your thermal printer is functioning correctly. Left-click on the thermal printer and find the "Print Test Page" option.

Step 8: Troubleshooting (if necessary)

- If you encounter any issues, refer to the printer's manual or visit the manufacturer's support website for troubleshooting guides.

Congratulations! You have successfully set up your thermal receipt printer on Windows with an Ethernet connection. It should now be ready for use with Take App Receipt printing

Updated on: 04/02/2024

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