How to Change Your Connection Type

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Are you wanting to change your printer's connection type? This is the article for you!

 

There are 6 different switches that you can make when it comes to connection type:

USB --> Ethernet

Ethernet --> USB

USB --> Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi --> USB

Ethernet --> Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi --> Ethernet

 

USB to Ethernet

  1.  First of all, you want to go ahead and disconnect the USB cable from your printer.
  2.  Then, connect your ethernet cable from your internet router to the ethernet port located on the  side of your Sawgrass printer.
  3.  Next, you will need to set the LAN type to Ethernet.
  4.  Once programmed to this setting, power your printer off then back on.
  5.  After your printer is powered back on, it should now have an assigned valid IP address.
  6.  As the currently installed driver is still set up using USB, the easiest way to set it up for ethernet is remove then reinstall the printer driver on the correct port. (MacOS/Windows)
  7.  Or you can manually set the port in the printer properties of the driver.

 

Ethernet to USB

  1. First, go ahead and disconnect the ethernet cable from your Sawgrass printer.
  2. As your currently installed driver is still set up using ethernet, the easiest way to set it up for USB is to go ahead and remove then reinstall the driver. (MacOS/Windows)
  3. Please make sure to only connect your USB cable during the installation process when you reach the printer detection screen.
  4. An alternative method would be to connect the USB cable then reinstall the USB printing support driver.

 

USB to Wi-Fi

  1. First, you want to disconnect your USB cable from your printer.
  2. Next, you will need to set your LAN type to Wireless LAN.
  3. Then you will need to connect your printer to your wireless network.
  4. As your currently installed driver is still set up using a USB connection, you will need to remove and then reinstall the driver. (MacOS/Windows)
  5. Or you can manually set the port int the printer properties of the driver.

 

Wi-Fi to USB

  1. Because the currently installed driver is still setup using Wi-Fi, the easiest way to set it up for a USB connection is to remove then reinstall the driver. (MacOS/Windows)
  2. Please only connect the USB cable once advised to do so during your installation process when you reach the printer detection screen.
  3. An alternative method would be to connect the USB cable, then reinstall the USB printing support driver.

 

Ethernet to Wi-Fi

  1. First, you will need to set your LAN Type to Wireless LAN (Menu --> System Settings --> Interface Settings)
  2. Next, you will need to go ahead and connect your printer to your wireless network.
  3. The easiest way to change connection types is by first removing the printer driver that is currently installed. (MacOS/Windows)
  4. Alternatively, you can manually set the port in the printer properties of the driver.

 

Wi-Fi to Ethernet

  1. First, you will need to set your LAN Type to Ethernet (Menu --> System Settings --> Interface Settings)
  2. Then, connect your ethernet cable from your internet router to the ethernet port located on the  side of your Sawgrass printer.
  3. Once connected, go ahead and power the printer off and on.
  4. When powered back on, the printer should now have an assigned valid IP.
  5. As the currently installed driver is still setup using USB, the easiest way to set up for an ethernet connection is to remove then reinstall the printer driver. (MacOS/Windows)
  6. Alternatively, you can manually set the port in the printer properties of the driver.

 

If you experience any issues while changing your connection type, please do not hesitate to contact our Sawgrass Care Team for assistance!