TD-4550DNWB

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

How do I connect the printer to my computer using the Wireless Direct mode?

Follow the procedure below:

 

  1. Download Software/Document Installer from the [Downloads] section of this website and then start the installer.
    P-touch Editor, Printer Setting Tool, and other software are installed in addition to the printer driver.
     
  2. When the [Connection Type] dialog box is displayed after the printer driver installation starts, select [Local Connection (USB)] and follow the installer instructions.
    Connection Type
     
  3. Set the printer to the Wireless Direct mode.
    1. Press Menu.
    2. Press Up or Down to select [WLAN], and the press OK.
    3. Press Up or Down to select [WLAN (On/Off)], and then press OK.
    4. Press Up or Down to select [On], and then press OK.
    5. Press Up or Down to select [WLAN], and then press OK.
    6. Press Up or Down to select [Network Mode], and then press OK.
    7. Press Up or Down to select [Direct Mode], and then press OK.
      The Wireless Direct icon ( Wireless Direct icon ) appears on the LCD.
  4. Connect the printer to your computer using a USB cable. Start the Printer Setting Tool on the computer, and click the [Communication Settings] button.
    Confirm the SSID (network name) and password (network key) in the [Wireless Direct] tab.
    To use the Wireless Direct mode, select the SSID you confirmed from the computer.
    Communication Settings
     
  5. From your computer, select the SSID you confirmed in step 4 and connect to the printer.
    Internet access
     
    • The default SSID and password are as follows:
      SSID: "DIRECT-*****_TD-4550DNWB" where ***** is the last five digits of the product serial number.
      The password: 455***** where ***** is the last five digits of the product serial number.
    • It may take several minutes until the connection is finished.
    • You cannot connect to the Internet on your computer via Wi-Fi® while using Wireless Direct.
  6. Start the Printer Setting Tool on your computer again, and click the [Communication Settings] button.
    Confirm the IP address in [Current Status] in the [Wireless Direct] tab.
    Printer Setting Tool

  7. Open the [Devices and Printers] window. (Refer to the FAQ: "How to open the Devices and Printers window".)
    Click [Add a printer].

    For Windows 8.1/10: Click [The printer that I want isn't listed] on the bottom of the window instead of selecting the displayed printer icon for TD-4550DNWB.
    Add a device
     
  8. For Windows 8.1/10: Select the [Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings] option, and then click [Next].
    For operating systems other than Windows 8.1/10: Click [Add a local printer].
     
  9. Select the [Create a new port] option, select [Standard TCP/IP Port], and then click [Next].
     
  10. Enter the IP address you confirmed in step 6, and then click [Next]. The computer will start searching for the TCP/IP port.
     
  11. When the dialog box with [Which version of the driver do you want to use?] appears, select the [Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended)] option, and then click [Next]. Confirm the printer name, and then click [Next]. When the printer is connected to your computer successfully, the Wireless Direct icon ( Wireless Direct icon ) changes to ( Wireless Direct icon - Connected ).
     
  12. Open the [Devices and Printers] window again and click the [Ports] tab in the [Printer Properties] dialog box.
    Confirm that the IP address for the printer is the same as the address you confirmed in step 6 and that the [Standard TCP/IP Port] option (not WSD port) is selected.

    Now you can use P-touch Editor to create and print labels.
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