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What is Networking? A network is simply a method of allowing computers to communicate with one another. If you have two or more computers, a network can let them print to the same Brother Label Printer.

Different network types use different hardware, but they all have the same essential components:
  • More than one computer
  • Hardware (such as a router) and software (either built in to the operating system or as a separate
    application) to coordinate the exchange of information
  • A path for the information to follow from one computer to another
Benefit of having a network label printer model? You can connect Brother Label Printers to a network to allow for multiple users to access and print labels on the one machine. A network capable model also provides flexibility in being able to allow the machine to meet your growing businesses needs.
Network Capabilities of Brother Label Printers

QL-500 QL-570 QL-650TD QL-1050 QL-1060N
Networking Optional Purchase of PS-9000 required N/A Optional Purchase of PS-9000 required QL-1050
Purchase of PS-9000 required
Standard built-in Ethernet connection
PS-9000 USB Print Server
How can the Brother QL Label Printers be shared on a network?

All Brother QL Label Printers can be shared on a network in two ways:
  • Shared through a networked computer that's used as the print server for the Brother QL Label Printer (the process is the same as that for sharing a desktop printer).
  • Using the optional PS-9000 USB print server connected directly to the Ethernet LAN.
Network Operations Systems, Protocols and Interfaces
What operating system supports the PS-9000 network card for Brother Label Printers? Windows® 95/98/98SE/Me/NT4.0/2000/XP/Vista®
What is the supported network protocol? TCP/IP protocol, which is the standard protocol of Microsoft Windows, is supported.
What are the supported network interfaces? 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX are supported. The 100BASE-TX connection takes priority over the 10BASE-T connection. The auto detection is performed automatically to match your network environment.