Ethernet Receipt Printer Setup

Set up the Star Micronics TSP100 or 650II ethernet printer to start printing receipts. Connect a cash drawer to the printer so it pops open automatically when a cash transaction is run.

Check out our Ethernet Printer Setup video below:

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Ethernet Printer Setup

Continue below to start setting up the printer and cash drawer.

Once finished, visit our best practices guide to learn how to care for the printer and cash drawer.

WiFi Network Setup

Before beginning, you will need WiFi at your location and access to the router. These printers are not wireless and must be plugged into a router via physical ethernet connection.

Network setups vary, and some internet service providers may include a router/modem device. In lieu of an existing router, we suggest our supported Nighthawk router. If your router is far away or inaccessible, consider using the WN2500RP extender.

Check out our Best Practices for Network Setup article for tips on optimizing your network for use with ShopKeep.

Connect the Printer to Router

Physically set up the printer by connecting it to the router, to power, and loading the paper.

1 Plug the ethernet cable into the left most port labeled 100/10BASE.

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2 Plug the power cable into the right most port.

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3 Connect the opposite end of the ethernet cable to a numbered port on the router.

4 Push back the lever to open the cover, load the paper, and close the cover on the paper.

Paper must feed from the bottom of the roll as shown below.

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5 Connect the power cable to an outlet and flip the on/off switch to turn on the printer.

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6 Wait for the READY light to turn solid blue/green.

The READY light color depends on the model & version of the printer.

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Cash Drawer Setup

Connecting the cash drawer to the receipt printer takes just a couple quick steps.

1 Plug the cash drawer cable (small head) into the printer’s DK port.

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2 Plug the other end (larger head) into the bottom of the cash drawer.

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Connect to ShopKeep

Connect the iPad to the same WiFi network as the printer and open ShopKeep to finish setting up.

1 In ShopKeep, choose Hardware Setup from the Control Panel.

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2 Tap Printer Setup.

3 When the printer appears under Receipt Printers, tap the switch to toggle it on.

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4 (optional) Tap Test Print to confirm that the printer is ready and working.