Retail | Connect your Zebra printer to WLAN on Mac

Here we will walk through how to connect your Zebra ZD410 to the Wifi to enable printing labels from your laptop. This process can only be done through the LAN line connection port from the back of the printer.

NOTE: This is only for LAN / Ethernet connectivity. 

NOTE:  For Zebra printers, make sure you have the 203DPI model


1. Download the latest QZ Tray from 

Go to > Download > QZ Tray V2.1.2

2. Enable CUPS on http://localhost:631/

  • Open a Terminal window: ⌘(Option)+space 
  • Type in search field > Terminal
  • Copy/Paste: "cupsctl WebInterface=yes" in your Terminal and Enter
    * This will return a single line code to enable CUPS

  • Click link http://localhost:631 to load the CUPS web interface.

NOTE: If there is a "key", try entering "sudo cupsctl WebInterface=yes"

*Enter your username and password or the root username and password to access this page.

Note: username and password can be found by going to:

- System Preferences 
- Users & Groups
- Current user's name top left and the password for your computer.

CUPS Localhost:631 Add Printer 

1. Click the Administration tab > Add Printer


2. Select AppSocket/HP JetDirect > Continue


NOTE: Zebra printer should be connected to the LAN / Ethernet and show a green icon on the far right of the Zebra display indicating network connection. (see below)

4. Next you will enter the IP address into the Local host printer setup and continue.
EX: Connection: socket://

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5. Add the printer info. You can use the same info below. 

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6. Select "RAW" and continue

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7. Select "Raw Queue (en)" then select "Add Printer."

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8. Starting Banner: None 
      Ending Banner: None
      Click Set Default Options

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Adding a Printer Class
Adding a printer class allows the raw device to be listed in the System Preferences

1. Administration > Add Class

Name: must differ from the raw printer name chosen previously.
Description: This is what you will read in your system preferences printer name.
Location: Computer (Mac)
Members: Select the printer name you added previously. 
Add Class

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2. Go to System Preferences and click on Printers & Scanners
      - Select the printer defined by the Class Name. 

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3. Now you can Navigate to BLAZE > Inventory > Print Labels

      - Add a Querry
Be sure your Layout is set to Zebra Labels
      - Generate
 and then select Connect to Zebra (see pic below)
      - Y
ou will see "Success Printer Connected"
Then click Print Zebra

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Go to your QZ Tray up at the top of your Navigation Bar (Green Box)  or (Black Box) and click Reload.

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Zebra Utilities Web App


You will be able to access your Zebra Utilities web app by entering the IP address in the web browser. 
EX: http://###.###.###.###
EX: ###.###.###.###/index.html
EX: Enter ip without (0)

*This will ask for an Admin pin which will be = 1234

Here you will be able to adjust your media label size and configurations. When the printer is connected successfully you should see the Status is READY.

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