How to: Sharing DYMO USB LabelWriter work on an USB print server

Sharing the LabelWriter via a HP 175x Ethernet USB print server.

  1. Currently, only the DYMO EL Turbo USB and DYMO LabelWriter 330 Turbo, 400, 400 Turbo and Twin Turbo are know to work only with HP 175x Ethernet USB print server. To connect successfully:
    • Any DYMO EL Turbo with serial number before 17-0064317 will need the flash upgrade ‘flash EL Turbo.exe’
    • Any DYMO LabelWriter 330Turbo with serial number starting with 90793 will need the flash upgrade ‘flash 90793v0E.exe’
    • Any DYMO LabelWriter 330Turbo with serial number starting with 90884 or 93033 does not need a flash upgrade.
    • LabelWriter 400, 400 Turbo and Twin Turbo do not need a flash upgrade.
      All other models should be shared using Microsoft’s printer and file sharing utilities.

  2. Only the DYMO LabelWriter Software version 6.0 or higher is compatible with the HP 175x Ethernet USB print server.

Procedure:
Below is a procedure to connect the LabelWriter to this HP print server. This procedure has been tested successfully with Microsoft Win98 and Win2000 clients and requires the use of Windows TCP/IP. There is no reason to expect any problem using Windows XP. Windows 95 or Windows NT are not supported. There is no requirement for use of any Microsoft server support. This procedure works fine in NetWare only networks. Note: Setting up the printer port software on a server and copying the DYMO CD to the network also can eliminate some steps below.

Installing the DYMO LabelWriter Software

  1. Start the DYMO Label Software installation
  2. Press Next on the Welcome screen
  3. Enter the destination for the DYMO Label Software files and press Next
  4. Select Install Database Connectivity Add-in and click Next
  5. Select Serial (COM) Port as the printer’s connection type
  6. When the message appears to install the driver, click OK (make sure no other DYMO LabelWriter is connected to your PC)
  7. A message appears saying that the LabelWriter is not found, click Cancel
  8. Click Yes on the following message to select the printer and the port manually.
  9. Select your DYMO LabelWriter from the list and continue
  10. Click OK
  11. Click Finish

At this point, make sure the LabelWriter is connected to the printserver and the printserver to the network.

Install the DYMO LabelWriter through the print server installation

  1. Start the installation program of the HP jetdirect 175x
  2. Click Install
  3. Select Wired and click Next
  4. Click Next
  5. Select Specify a printer by address
  6. Select IP address and enter the print server’s IP address
  7. Click Next
  8. Select Configure your own network settings
  9. Click Next
  10. Select a communication mode for the DYMO LabelWriter and specify the required settings
  11. Click Next
  12. Choose Select a driver from a list of drivers this PC knows about
  13. Select Show only currently installed drivers and select your DYMO LabelWriter
  14. Instead of DYMO00… rename it to DYMO LabelWriter on print server
  15. Click Next
  16. Click Next
  17. Verify the printer information and click Install
  18. Click Finish
  19. Exit all installation programs
  20. In the printers folders, delete all DYMO drivers, except the one named ‘DYMO LabelWriter on print server’

More Information: How to perform a Flash upgrade?

  1. Download the flash upgrade file ‘flash EL Turbo.exe’ or ‘flash 90793v0E.exe’
  2. Run through the Wise Installation Wizard by double clicking on this file.
  3. Once installed, on the Windows taskbar click Start, point to Programs, point to DYMO Flash Apps and click the Flash upgrade file.
  4. Follow the on screen instructions.

Please keep in mind before doing this that you must have an available COM port.

How to verify the version of firmware in the printer?

Connect the LabelWriter to a free serial port Start a program called Hyperterminal. Press CTRL & LEFT BRACKET Press SHIFT & V. This will display the version number.

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