Retail POS App | How to Connect Your Wifi TSP Printer to an iPad

Star TSP100 IIIW Wifi Printer Configuration

Are you setting up a wifi TSP printer to an iPad? This article will go over the printer configuration, connecting the wifi printer to the BLAZE Retail POS app, and printer troubleshooting. Please navigate to the section you wish to learn more about.


Connect the Star TSP100IIIW Wi-Fi printer to your network, assign a static IP Address, and configure it to use with BLAZE POS on your iPad. If setting up for the very first time, this printer will be on its own network and is not connected to the Internet. The first task is to get the printer configured on to your Local Area Network (WLAN).

Two options to connect your TSP100III to your iOS device:

1. Connecting by WPS
2. Connecting by Ad-Hoc using IP Address

Connecting by WPS

WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a standard for making easy connections between wireless networking devices. Depending on the manufacturer, the buttons that have been displayed as "AOSS," "Easy wireless start," "JumpStart," etc, may also function as WPS.

  • Press and hold the Pair button until the blue LED of the printer blinks (see the diagram below)"the printer's Mac address

  • Press the WPS (or equivalent) button of the router.
  • When the printer connects to the network, the blue LED will stop flashing and become solid blue. The printer will print off its connection information including its IP Address.

  • Your printer is now set up on your network

Connecting by Ad-Hoc using IP address 

If your equipment is not suitable for connecting by WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), you can connect via Ad-Hoc. Once you have connected using Ad-Hoc and set the necessary wireless LAN setting, you can connect your printer to your wireless LAN network.

1. The first step is to get the printer's Mac Address. To do this, we need the printer to self print its settings.

  • With the printer switched off, hold down the feed button while you switch the printer on.
  • It will print out something similar to the image below with the printer's own network (SSID) name listed and the printer's IP Address at the bottom.

2. Now open the Wifi Settings on your iPad.

  • Among the list of networks, you should see the TSP100III listed with the last six digits of the Mac address beside it (see below).
  • Tap on the TSP100III network to join.
 3. Open a browser on the iPad you are connecting the printer to and type in the IP address entry field.
 4. Login and enter the universal credentials >  Username = root /  Password = public
  • Tap Cancel, it's not necessary to change the password.


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 5. Select  WLAN Settings and see the picture below for accurate data entry. The information must be filled in exactly as your network name and password appear. 
6.  Save after all information is correct.
 7. Select  Execute to configure.
 8. The printer will restart and self print its settings with a new IP Address at the bottom of the self-print.
  • Your printer is now connected to your network.
  • Go to your settings and connect to your network wifi.


Configuring Your Printer on BLAZE POS App

1. Pin into BLAZE Retail POS App.

2. Go to the Settings tab (Gearwheel icon).

3. Tap the Receipt Printer Setup button.

4. The app will search for available printers and show up as the (TSP100III-######).

5. Disable "Persist Connection" if enabled.  

6. Select the printer, then test print to ensure configuration.

Contact Star Micronics if the connection is unsuccessful, as well as see other configuration setups below. 


Printer Troubleshooting

How to Reset TSP100III Wifi Printer

Reset Instructions for TSP Wifi Printer

Contact Star Micronics Support

If a new router is installed, a reset on the printer will be needed to work on the new network. After resetting, follow the instructions above in the Retail POS App | How to Connect Your Wifi TSP Printer to an iPad.

Star Micronics Support Articles

Wifi:  TSP100III W Online Manual

Lan: TSP100III LAN Online Manual

USB: TSP100III USB Hardware Manual

Bluetooth: TSP100III BI Online Manual