Meter Connection Types

UPDATED: November 30, 2016

Your mailing system connects to the Pitney Bowes Data Center to refill postage, download software, update postal rates, and transfer data. Connecting your meter via digital internet connection (Ethernet/LAN or Wi-Fi) is the preferred method due to its convenience, reliability, security, and lower costs. Additionally, it provides substantially faster upload and download speeds.

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How to connect

Connection methods available for each meter



HOW TO CONNECT - Select an option for detailed information

LAN Network Connection Wired LAN / Direct Network Connection
Local Area Network (LAN) connection, also referred to as an Ethernet connection, uses a cable to directly connect to your internet source. A wired LAN connection is fast and reliable. Learn more:

WiFi connection Wireless (Wi-Fi) Connection 
Wi-Fi connection gives flexibility for where you put your meter, and eliminates trailing cables. Connect to a Wi-Fi network via the internet. Learn more:

PC Meter ConnectPC Meter Connect™ (PCMC) Desktop Application

  • Connect your meter through your computer using the internet. Compatible with: mailstation™, mailstation2™, DM100i®--DM475™
  • Learn about PC Meter Connect system requirements


CONNECTION METHODS - Options by meter

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 Connection Options





SmartLink Connectivity Kit*

Communication Device**


PC Meter Connect

    *With meters shipped on or after July 18, 2016.
  **With meters shipped before July 18, 2016.
  = Included with the meter.

Connection Options

DM125 DM125™/DM225™    DM300c DM300C™/DM400C™            DM475    DM475™     

  DM mega        


USB Ethernet Connectivity Kit   

      USB Ethernet Enabled  

WiFi Connection Device 


Wireless Connectivity Bundle     



= Included with the meter.

 O = Optional - visit our Meter Connectivity Shop.

Connection Troubleshooting
Issues with connectivity can have various causes including: internet connection; software application configuration; server time out; the mailing system itself. For help with connectivity and your meter, see: Troubleshooting your Connection.