On the Setup tab you can view the properties of the computer.

Additional tabs:


  • Version
    The version number of the Printix Client running on the computer.
  • Address
    The addresses of the computer.
  • SSID
    The SSID of the Wi-Fi network the computer is connected to.
  • External IP
    The external IP address of the computer.
  • System
    The Windows or macOS edition the computer is running.
  • Type
    The type of the computer (Server, Desktop and Laptop).
  • Status
    The status of the computer:


Lists the computer’s network Adapters (for example one for LAN and one for Wi-Fi). You can see the Gateway IP and Gateway MAC address for each network adapter.

If the computer is on an Unknown network you can, for the gateway you want to add, either:

  • Select Select network to add the gateway to an existing network.
    • Select network. Optionally enter part of the network name to Search for it. Select Select network.
  • Select Create new network to create a new network with this gateway.
    • Enter Network name and select Create new network.


  • Act as print gateway
    If a printer does not support PDF, then the PDF document need to be processed using a matching print driver, before it can be sent to the printer. This applies to anywhere documents and documents printed through Printix Chromebook. Check Act as print gateway if Printix Client on this computer should the preferred choice for processing and print the document, and if required add the print queue and print driver. The selected computer should be one that is likely to be online. If the computer runs Windows, the document will also be processed according to the print queue’s print driver configuration and thereby finishing options.

If your school’s students are using Printix Chromebook, then you can create a robust setup, configuring a number of desktop computers, that are online anyway, to Act as print gateway. That way, PDF documents are primarily processed by these computers, rather than other computers, such as teachers’ laptop computers.

  • Allow computer to look up users
    It is only relevant to check this in Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and Remote Desktop Server (RDS) environments. It will allow Printix Client to use alternate methods to establish who the printing user is, when this is not the signed in user. The method may for example involve the domain, email address and the Azure AD user property onPremisesSamAccountName. Requires Printix Client version 1.3.929 or later.


  • Discover printers
    Select this to discover printers you suspect was not found during the initial discovery.
    • You may be able to discover additional printers by installing Printix Client on print server(s) and then start discovery on these.
    • The result is securely and silently transferred to Printix Cloud without any required interaction from the user on the computer.
    • Computer must be available.


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