How to Find IP Address on Printer

A printer IP address is often mentioned when setting up a printer on a new network. It plays a vital role in the printer connection process. In this blog, we will introduce the printer IP address and how to find IP address on printer to help you manage your printing devices easily.

Index:

What is the Printer's IP Address

How to Find IP Address on Printer

How to Add a Printer Using an IP Address in Windows?

How to Add a Printer Using an IP Address on Mac?

I. What is the Printer's IP Address?

An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a unique identifier assigned to devices within a network, enabling them to communicate with each other. For a printer, an IP address allows computers and other devices to send print jobs to it over the network. It usually looks like this: 192.168.22.106

Using your printer's IP address, you can add a new printer. You can also access the printer remotely over the network to print documents or photos from any device connected to the same network. Additionally, you can use it to enter the printer's web interface, where you can manage settings, check ink levels, and perform maintenance tasks.

II. How to Find IP Address on Printer

How to find IP address of printer? We've got you covered with a variety of methods. You can see it through your printer's control panel, the interface on your Windows and Mac devices, and your router.

1. Check Your Printer's Control Panel

One of the easiest ways to find your printer's IP address is to use the printer's control panel. This method is convenient because it doesn't require a computer. But it only works for printers with a touch screen or text display.

  • First, make sure your printer is on and connected to the network.
  • Then, use the buttons or touchscreen on the printer to find options such as “Wireless,” “Settings,” “Network,” “Network Setup,” or “Wi-Fi.”
  • In the network settings, you should see an option labeled “IPv4,” "IP Address," or "TCP/IP." Click it to view your printer's IP address.

Printing a network configuration page is another effective way to find your printer's IP address. This report provides details of your printer's network settings. We recommend checking your printer's manual or the official support website and searching for "network" or "configuration" to find the specific access path.

① How to Find IP Address on Brother Printer

For Brother printers with touch screen or text display:

Press the “Menu” button on the printer, use the arrow keys to select “Print Reports” or “Machine Info.” Then, press “OK.” Finally, select “Network Config” and press “OK.” Your Brother printer will print a configuration page that includes the IP address. E.g., Brother HL-L2370DW, Brother HL-L2370DW XL, Brother DCP-7065DN.

② How to Find IP Address on HP Printer

For HP printers with a touchscreen or text display:

Navigate to “Setup” or “Settings,” select “Reports” or “Network Summary,” and then choose to print the network configuration page. The IP address will be listed on this page.

Take the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw as an example: Choose "Setup," then "Reports," and finally "Configuration Report." The printer will print a comprehensive configuration report, and you will find its IP address in "IPv4 Address" under the "Product Settings" column.

For HP printers with simple display:

The screen of these HP printers can only display numeric codes and icons, such as the HP DeskJet 3772 and HP ENVY 6455e. You can usually print a network configuration page by pressing a key combination, generally in two ways:

Press the “Wireless” button and the “Information” button at the same time to print a network configuration page, such as HP DeskJet 2600, HP DeskJet 2723e, HP DeskJet 2755e, HP DeskJet 3755, HP DeskJet 4155e, etc.

Press the “Information” button and the Down Arrow simultaneously to print a network configuration page, such as HP ENVY Pro 6452, HP ENVY 6458e, HP ENVY 6065e, etc.

③ How to Find IP Address on Canon Printer

For Canon printers with a touch screen or text display:

Press the “Menu” button on the printer, use the arrow keys to select “Setup,” and press “OK.” Then select “Device Settings,” choose “LAN Settings.” Finally, select “LAN Details” to print a page. The IP address will be displayed on this page.

3. Find the Printer IP Address in Windows

We also provide several methods for Windows users who prefer to use their computer to find the printer's IP address.

Method 1: Access the "Devices and Printers" Page

This works for any Windows system.

Go to “Control Panel” from the “Start” menu, and click “Devices and Printers.”

Find your printer, right-click it, and select “Properties.”

Go to the “Ports” tab and look for the IP address listed in the Printer name or IP address field.

Method 2: Access the "Settings" Page

Click the "Start" menu at the bottom of your Windows computer and select the "Settings" icon.

Then navigate to Devices:

For Windows 10: Go to “Devices” > “Printers & Scanners.”

For Windows 11: Go to “Bluetooth & devices” > “Printers & scanners.”

Click your printer and click “Manage.”

Select “Printer Properties” and go to the “Web Services” or “Ports” tab to find the IP address.

Method 3: Use the Command Prompt

First, press “Windows + R” to open the Command Prompt dialog box, then type “cmd” and press “Enter”.

Then type "ipconfig" and press "Enter."

Type "arp -a" and press "Enter". This will list all devices connected to the network, including printers. You can find your printer's IP address in the list.

4. Find the Printer IP Address on Mac

Mac users can also find their printer's IP address through a few easy methods.

Method 1: Visit the "Printers & Scanners" Page

Click the Apple menu and select "System Preferences," then "Printers & Scanners."

Select your printer from the list, then click "Options & Supplies."

You can find the IP address under the "Location" or "General" tab.

Method 2: Visit the CUPS Web Page

Go to your web browser and type "localhost:631/printers" in the upper address bar. This will open the CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) interface.

Then, find your printer in the list. The IP address will be displayed under the printer's details.

5. Use Your Router's Web Interface

Another way to find your printer's IP address is by accessing your router's web interface. You will need to know your router's IP address and login credentials.

  • Open a web browser and enter the IP address of your router in the address bar, usually 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1.
  • Then, enter the router's administrator username and password to log in.
  • Navigate to the "Connected Devices" or "DHCP Client List" section.
  • Finally, find your printer in the list of connected devices. The IP address will be displayed next to it.

III. Frequently Asked Questions about How to Find IP Address of Printer

1. How to Add a Printer Using an IP Address in Windows?

Windows 10:

  • Click the “Start” button, then select “Settings” (gear icon), select “Devices,” and then click “Printers & Scanners.”
  • Click “Add a printer or scanner,” and your PC will search for available printers. If your printer is not listed in the search results, click “The printer that I want isn't listed.”
  • In the Add a Printer window, select “Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or host name,” and then click “Next.”
  • Set “Device type” to “TCP/IP device,” and enter the IP address of the printer in the “Hostname or IP address” field. The “Port name” field will automatically populate. You can change it if needed.
  • Select the “Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use” checkbox, and then click “Next.”
  • Your Windows will automatically install the printer driver. When the installation is complete, click “Finish.”

Windows 11:

  • Click the “Start” button, select “Settings,” and open “Bluetooth & devices.”
  • Select “Printers & Scanners,” then “Add device.”
  • Your Windows will search for available printers. If your printer is not found, scroll down and click “Add manually.”
  • Select “Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname,” then click “Next.”
  • Then, set “Device Type” to “TCP/IP Device,” and enter the IP address of the printer in the “HostName or IP Address” field. The “Port Name” field will automatically populate.
  • Select the “Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use,” then click “Next.”
  • Your device will automatically install the printer driver. When the installation is complete, click “Finish.”

2. How to Add a Printer Using an IP Address on Mac?

Click on System Preferences: First, open the Apple menu and go to "System Preferences," then, click "Printers & Scanners".

Add a Printer: Click the "+" button to add a new printer and select the "IP" tab.

Enter the IP address: Enter the IP address of the printer and configure the rest of the settings. Finally, click "Add" to complete the setup.

IV. Conclusion

By following this guide's methods, you'll be able to find your printer's IP address and ensure seamless connectivity between devices. If you run into any issues or need further assistance, consult resources provided by your printer's manufacturer or seek help from official customer service.

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