Meter Connection Types

UPDATED: July 27, 2018

Your mailing system connects to the Pitney Bowes Data Center to refill postage, download software, update postal rates, and transfer data. Connecting your meter using a digital internet connection (wired LAN or Wi-Fi) is the preferred method. Digital connections are more reliable, convenient, secure, and cost less. You also have 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

Wired LAN cable Wired LAN / Direct Network Connection

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


WiFi 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 icon PC Meter Connect™ (PCMC) Desktop Application

  • Connect your meter to the Pitney Bowes Data Center using your computer with an internet connection. 
  • Compatible with: mailstation, mailstation2, DM100i, DM125, DM225, DM300c™, DM400c™, DM475™
  • Learn about PC Meter Connect


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.