You can print receipts and orders using a Wifi thermal printer connected to your computer.
This tutorial does NOT cover usb, bluetooth and ethernet cable thermal printers.
Adhoc Wifi or setup application on the CD?
Some Wifi thermal printer create an adhoc wifi network that you can use to provide them with the SSID and password of your wifi hotspot router. Some other Wifi thermal printer must be configured with an application that was available on the CD that came with the printer.
Follow these steps to find out if your Wifi thermal printer can be setup using ad adhoc wifi network or using an program from the CD:
- Turn off the printer
- Use your computer or smarthone to check all the Wifi networks available nearby
- Turn on the printer
- If your computer or smarthone is showing a new Wifi network with the name of the printer it means your thermal printer is creating an adhoc wifi network and you should follow the instructions below at point A)
- If your computer or smarthone is NOT showing a new Wifi network than it's possible that the CD that came with printer contains an application to communicate to the printer the SSID and password of your wifi hospot router. Follow the instructions below at point B)
- If no adhoc wifi network from the printer is appearing and no CD came with the box of the printer follow the instructions at point C)