This guide will take you through the steps required to connect your Symbol / Zebra 3200 barcode scanner to a wireless access point. 

1. Home Screen

When the device is switched on you will be taken to the home screen.

Notice the red exclamation mark over the network symbol as shown above.

 

2. WLAN Status

The table shows the various status icons you might see and their meaning.

 

3. Home Screen Continued

Use the stylus to click the network symbol for the network options menu.

 

4. Network Menu

Click “Find WLANS” from the network menu.

 

5. Find WLANs

From the list, locate the access point you want to connect to. Long press your selection by holding the stylus down on it for a moment to bring up a small menu.

 

6. WLAN Options

Click “Create Profile” to begin setting up the scanner for that particular access point.

 

7. Profile Name

The profile name will be auto filled with the name of the access point.

Click “Next” to continue.

 

8. Operating Mode

This option is not applicable here and is greyed out, so click “Next” to continue.

 

9. Security

Here you can select the security mode and authentication type. Most connections will be the same as the default.

Click “Next” to continue.

 

10. Fast Roaming Options

HFSR (Hyper Fast Secure Roaming) allows the device to work quickly and safely while on the move, so it is best to keep this selected.

Click “Next” to continue.

 

11. Encryption

1. Set how you intend to enter the PSK (password for the access point). Most users will want to select “Pass-phrase” for this.

2. Click “Next” to continue.

 

12. Entering Password

1. Click the keyboard icon to allow you to type the password into the various fields.

2. Enter the PSK for the access point here.

3. Re-type the PSK here. If the two do not match at any point, the device will notify you.

4. Click the keyboard icon once more to hide it, then click “Next” to continue.

 

13. IPv4 Address Type

You can leave all these setting alone unless instructed otherwise.

Click “Next” to continue.

 

14. Battery Usage Mode

1. Select the power saving mode you want to use. The options are as follows:

CAM = No power saving function (recommended)

Fast Power Save = A light power save function

MAX power Save = A heavy power save function that will turn off the WiFi as much as possible to save battery (not recommended)

We recommend you do not use a power saving mode as these can effect the connectivity of the device.

2. Click “Next” to continue.

 

15. Performance Settings

Select “Optimize for Data” as we are dealing with a data connection as opposed to a telephone based one.

Click “Save” to continue.

 

16. Manage Profiles

1. All the profiles you have set up will appear here.

2. Click the X in the corner of the window to go back to the home screen.

 

17. Checking Connection

 

You can check the device to make sure it has connected to your chosen access point in a few different ways.

1. Observe the network status icon at the bottom of the screen. A green bar should be displayed to indicate the strength of the signal. Refer to figure 2 for a detailed explanation of the various status icons.

2. You can also check the WiFi by opening a web browser from the home screen. If a website shows, the device must be sending and receiving data.

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