How to Find the IP Address of a Network Printer [Windows]

How to Find the IP Address of a Network Printer [Windows]

If you have more than one computer on your home or work network, you may sometimes need to know your Printer’s IP address. This static IP address is needed so that your printer can be seen on your network, and sometimes it may be needed for various tasks such as sharing your printer with other computers.

If you’re on a Windows computer, this is how you can find the IP address of a network printer.

1. In Control Panel, go to Hardware and Sound and then Devices and Printers.

Note: This is not the only way to get to Devices on your computer. You can also search for it from the Start Menu in Windows 7 or from the Start Page in Windows 8. There may also be a shortcut to Devices and Printer on your Start Menu in Windows 7 – if you haven’t removed it.

Follow these steps to find your printer's IP address on your Windows computer.

2. Right-click on the appropriate printer in the list and select “Printer Properties.” In the location box under the General tab, you should see the IP address of the printer.

If the location box happens to be empty, click on the “Ports” tab in Printer Properties, highlight/select the port that is checked off (there should just be one) and click  the “Configure Port…” button. In the next window, you should see the IP address in the “Printer Name or IP Address” text box.

via Tech-Recipes

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19 comments

    • Same here. I figured it was going to be about some backdoor program. I want my two minutes back! lol

      • Took u 2 mins to realize this wasn’t useful for u, and u want it back? lol. Can’t please them all, i guess.

  1. If it doesn’t show up there you can go to ports and scroll down to the checked one and it’ll be the IP address of the printer as well.

    • Hi. As silly as this may sound, I have nothing in the place which shows the location of my printer…tried the config port thing and nothing happened…no IP address showed up magically. I really am about to pull my hair out and perhaps throw this printer out the window!! Frustrated beyond words! Any thoughts?

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  3. Neither method works for me under Windows 7. Location field is blank & under Configure Port it only lists the printer’s name, not its IP address.

  4. I agree with bdf and can’t find ip address of Epson xp-400 this way. And it definitely does print wirelessly.

  5. Here’s what I just got to work:

    Click Network in Explorer.

    Right click listed device to get listings of MAC addr, ip addr and device web page, among other things.

  6. Hy, am unable to get my HP LaserJetP2055 IPadress, and host name. i tried all this options but failed and i really wanted to connect to the network for easy printing. please help

  7. On WIndows 8, it shows an empty location input field. When I click on ports, selected Port, configure ports, I just get the error:
    An error occurred during port configuration. This operation is not supported.
    Who knows any help? I just need my printer’s IP.

  8. best way that worked for me is to type my PC’s IP address on any web browser to access my default gateway (this is your router), and the router will show and identify ANY and ALL devices (i.e. printers, VOIP phones, wireless HE receivers, tablets/ipads/ipods, etc) connected, including wireless devices such as bluetooth on the network. If you don’t know your PC’s IP address, open your command prompt (or type cmd on the start menu) and issue the command ipconfig/(space)all. Once you’ve obtained your PC’s address, type it in as a URL on any web browser.

  9. I meant the router’s IP address (gateway), which you can find by issuing the ipconfig/ all on your PC

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