Connect using a DNS-based service discovery

Pearl uses DNS-based messages to advertise details about itself, including its host name. With a compatible utility installed on your computer, you can access the system simply by typing its serial number and the suffix ".local" into the address bar of your browser.

The following table lists the compatible systems and Bonjour Print Services software needed.

Install Bonjour Print Services

System Action Needed
Microsoft Windows

You must install Bonjour Print Services:

  1. Use the following URL http://support.apple.com/kb/DL999
  2. Click Download.
  3. Follow the system prompts to download and install the application.
Mac OS X The Bonjour software used for service discovery is built into the Mac OS. No special actions are needed.
Linux The Avahi implementation used for DNS-based discovery is shipped with most Linux distributions. If necessary, check with your administrator to ensure you have the Avahi package installed.

To access the Admin panel of Pearl using DNS discovery:

  1. Find the system’s serial number that's printed on a label attached to the device.
  2. TIP: The serial number also appears on the System information screen from the touch screen of Pearl. Tap the system information gear icon to display the System information screen. If needed, tap the screen once to display the control icons.

  1. Enter the following string into the address bar of your web browser on your admin computer, where <serial> is the serial number of your Pearl:

http://<serial>.local/admin

For example: http://95dd40d5.local/admin

If HTTPS is enabled on Pearl, replace http with https in the URL.

  1. Enter your user name and password when prompted, then click OK. The administrative user name is admin. Initially no password is set. To set a password, see User administration.

  1. (Optional) From the Configuration menu, click Network and note the IP address of the system from the network configuration page.