PT-P750W

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

How can I print wirelessly from a computer in Ad-hoc mode?

 For Windows

 For Mac

 

Windows

You cannot connect using the Ad-hoc mode for Windows 8.1 or later.

  1. Download the Software/Document Installer from the [Downloads] section of this website. The installer allows you to install the printer driver and additional software, such as P-touch Editor and the Printer Setting Tool.

  2. Double-click the downloaded file to begin the installation.

  3. In the [Connection Type] dialog box, select [Local Connection (USB)] and follow the on-screen instructions.
    Connection Type
     
  4. When the installation is finished, press and hold the printer's Wireless Mode button until the Wi-Fi® LED is lit.
     

  5. Start the Printer Setting Tool on your computer, and then click the [Communication Settings] button.
    For more information about the Printer Setting Tool, see "Using the Printer Setting Tool (for Windows)".
     

  6. Confirm the SSID (Network Name) and the Channel setting, and then select [Ad-hoc] for [Communication Mode] in [Wireless Settings] in the [Wireless LAN] tab.
    Wireless LAN tab

  7. Select [Infrastructure or Ad-hoc] for [Selected Interface] in [Communication Settings] in the [General] tab. Make sure that [Keep Current State] is selected in [Network Settings on Power ON] in the [General] tab.
    • If you want the printer to automatically connect to a wireless network, select [On by Default] for [Network Settings on Power ON] in the [General] tab.
    • If you do not want the IP address to change each time, click the [Wireless LAN] tab in the Printer Setting Tool.
      Select [STATIC] for [Boot Method] in [TCP/IP(Wireless)], and then enter the information for [IP Address] and [Subnet Mask].

    General tab
     

  8. Connect your computer to the SSID you confirmed in step 6 and connect to the printer.
    Wireless LAN tab
    Wait until the connection is established.

    The default SSID is "SETUP".

  9. Disconnect the USB cable.

  10. Open the [Devices and Printers] window. For more information, see "How to open the Devices and Printers window".

  11. Click [Add a printer].
    Add a printer

  12. Select [Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer].
    Add a printer
     
  13. Confirm the printer you connected with Ad-hoc mode in step 8 is selected, and then click [Next].
    Check the displayed settings and then click [Next] to add the printer.
    Add a printer
     
  14. Confirm that the Editor Lite LED is off. Start the P-touch Editor and select the printer from the drop-down list.
     
  15. You can now edit and print labels wirelessly from your computer.

 

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Mac

 

  1. Download the Full Software Package from the [Downloads] section of this website, double-click the file, and then start the installer from [Start Here Mac].
     
  2. In the [Connection Type] dialog box, select [Local Connection (USB)] and follow the on-screen instructions.
    Connection Type
     
  3. When the [Wireless Device Setup] dialog box is displayed, select [Yes, I have a USB cable to use for installation.].
    Wireless Device Setup

    If this dialog box does not appear, start the [Wireless Device Setup Wizard] from the [Utilities] folder.

  4. In the [Available Wireless Networks] dialog box, click [Advanced].
    Available Wireless Networks
     
  5. In the [Wireless Network Name] dialog box, enter a new name for [Name(SSID)], select the [This is an Ad-hoc network and there is no access point.] check box, and then click [Next].
    Wireless Network Name
     
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete configuring the connection.

  7. Disconnect the USB cable.

  8. Confirm that the Editor Lite LED is off. Start the P-touch Editor and select the printer from the list.

  9. You can now edit and print labels wirelessly from your computer.
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