Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

A WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) allows two or more devices to communicate over a network without attaching a cable to each device. The IEEE 802.11 family of standards defines the technology necessary for a WLAN including the Ethernet protocol, transferring data collision avoidance protocol, and encryption methodology.

Wi-Fi, by comparison, is not a technical term but a certification mark to distinguish devices that comply with IEEE 802.11 standards and will function correctly when connected to a WLAN. The terms WLAN and Wi-Fi are sometimes used interchangeably to mean a device has wireless support.

WLAN-enabled hardware requires the network to have an access point set up for connection. Many of these devices, including wireless receipt printers, typically include a utility to assist integrators in adding them to the network quickly and easily. Once added, each has its own IP Address and is fully compatible with existing LAN standards.

Wireless connectivity allows users to stay connected without being physically connected, especially important in fields like warehousing and medical where mobility is a key factor.

How to Connect
Star POS Printer to Wireless Device
Star Mobile/Portable Printer to Wireless Device

Why Use a Star Micronics Wireless Printer?
POS Printers

 Get up and running quickly with the user-friendly Wireless Configuration Utility
 No communication cable required on the printer for a true mobile printing solution
 Fast data transfer speed for both text and graphical data
 High printing speed and performance
 High reliability figures
Mobile/Portable Printers

 Android, iOS, Windows CE, Windows Mobile support
 SDK available for developers
 Easy-to-use setup utility available
 Optional magnetic stripe reader (MSR) models
 High speed and performance
 High reliability figures, including drop test result


Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN | Bluetooth | Ethernet | USB | PoweredUSB | Serial | Virtual Port | Parallel