Learn how to connect and configure your Wi-fi mini router to be used with Epson TM-m30ii-NT printers
Time you'll need: Between 5 and 10 minutes.
Required for the setup:
- Epson TM-m30ii-NT printer
- GL.iNet GL-AR150 mini router box
- Computer or tablet
- Working wi-fi connection in your restaurant. You'll need the password of your restaurant wifi.
What's in the mini router box
- GL.iNet GL-AR150 smart mini router device.
- Micro USB power cable.
- Network cable
- User Guide.
- Optional: External antenna.
Getting to know parts and buttons
Some variants come with an external antenna. If it's your case, you need to screw on the antenna before proceeding with the rest of the setup.
Step by step setup
The setup has three main parts:
- Changing the mini router internal LAN settings.
- Getting internet access out of the mini router by joining if to your restaurant wifi network.
- Connecting and setting up the printer to work with the mini router.
- Plug the included USB cable into the Power Port in the back of the router.
- Using your fingers, pop out the rear and bottom covers of the printer, as shown in the picture:
- Connect the other end of the USB cable to the white-colored USB port (labeled #1) in the back of your Epson printer.
- From your computer or tablet, join the Wi-fi network created by the mini router. Go here if you need help joining a Wi-fi network from an Android tablet.
- Network name (SSID): GL-AR150-xxx (xxx means a random alphanumeric code)
- Default password: goodlife (without caps)
- Open a web browser and go to the GL.iNet Admin Panel by typing the next URL in your browser: https://192.168.8.1
- You'll be redirected to the initial setup page of the mini router. Select your language and click Next.
- You'll be asked to set up an Admin Password. Use the following formula: Direct + your client number. This will make it easier for us to help you configure the device if needed.
- Example: If a restaurant has the client number 10245, their admin password will be Direct10245 (with capital "D").
- Click Submit to continue
- You will land on the home page of the Web Admin Panel. In the sidebar menu to the left, click on More Settings and then click on LAN IP.
- In the LAN IP text field, erase the current value, enter this new IP: 10.34.63.1 and then click on Apply.
- The new settings will be applied and you will see two floating banners near the top-center of the website:
- It will take a moment for the router to redirect you to the new IP address. During this process, your browser will show you a message stating something similar to "Can't reach this page". That's OK, just wait a few more seconds.
- When it finishes acquiring the new IP address, you'll be redirected to the login page. Perfect! We can move on to getting internet access from the mini router. Enter your admin password and click Login.
- In the sidebar menu, go to Internet. Scroll down a bit and inside the Repeater section, click on Scan.
- Now we're going to connect the mini router to your restaurant network.
- In SSID, select your restaurant wifi from the drop-down list.
- Enter your restaurant wifi password.
- Make sure the Remember slider is active like shown in the picture.
- Click on Join.
- After a couple of seconds, you will see a screen like the one below if the mini router joined successfully to your restaurant's network. The parameters enclosed in the red rectangle are assigned automatically.
- Voila! Now the mini router can access the internet. Leave this browser tab open!
- Time to hook your Epson printer to the mini router! Start by plugging the power cable of the printer into a wall socket.
- Connect an Ethernet cable to the LAN Ethernet port of the mini router. Connect the other end to the Ethernet port of your printer (labeled #5 in the picture below).
- In the mini router Web admin site, after a few seconds, you should see the LAN Clients indicator light up as shown:
- On that same page, scroll down and you should see your Epson printer connected as a Wired Device. And of course, the computer or tablet you're in right now will show up as a 2.4G (wireless) Device.
Congrats! You have your hardware almost ready to process orders. Now click on the following article to finish setting up your printer: