Table of contents

  1. How to find a printer’s IP address (Windows 10)
  2. How to find your printer’s IP address using the Command Prompt (CMD)
  3. How to find a printer’s IP address (Mac)
  4. How To Find Your Printer’s IP Address Using the CUPS Webpage
  5. How to Find Your Printer’s IP Address From the Network Configuration Page
  6. How to find a printer’s IP address from the router
  7. How to find a printer’s IP address from the printer’s menu
  8. What you can do with your printer’s IP

It is important to know your printer’s IP address if you want to connect it to your network or troubleshoot any problems. Your printer’s IP address is kind of like its street addresses. Without it, you can’t send your printer any print jobs or give it any other commands. 

Here’s how to find your printer’s IP address on a Mac or Windows PC.

How to find a printer’s IP address (Windows 10)

  • First, you have to Open the control panel.Then go to ‘Hardware and sound’ and after that you will see an option named ‘Device and Printer’ Tap here.
  • Now right click on the ‘Printer and select Properties’.
  • For your IP address, you need to look in the web services tab that if only three tabs appear.
  • Now, For your IP address look in the Port’s tab if five tabs appear.

 

Note:

Your printer driver will either use a Web Services for Devices to connect or a TCP/IP port. It depends on which one it will use, three or five tabs will appear in a mini window.

How to find your printer’s IP address using the Command Prompt (CMD)

  • First, you have to Open Command Prompt by pressing the Windows key and typing cmd.
  • Type netstat -r.
  • Press Enter.
  • There will be a list of network devices connected to your computer and your printer’s IP.

 

How to find a printer’s IP address (Mac)

  • From the dock Open System Preferences. You will find this option on the Apple logo in the top left corner of your screen.
  • Now, Click on Printers and Scanners.
  • Then, Select a printer from the left-hand column.
  • Now, Click on Options and Supplies.
  • Under Location, there will be 12 digit number listed that’s your IP address.

 

How To Find Your Printer’s IP Address Using the CUPS Webpage

  • First, you need to Open your Applications folder, and then open Utilities.
  • Now, Open Terminal.
  • Now you have to Type cupsctl WebInterface=yes and then press Enter. The CUPS web interface will now be enabled.
  • Then, Open Safari, and in the address bar, type: localhost:631/printers.
  • You can see your printer’s IP address in the Location column.

 

How to Find Your Printer’s IP Address From the Network Configuration Page

Every printer can print out a network configuration page that can show the printer’s IP address. For specific instructions, check your printer’s manual. But normally you can do this via your printer’s settings, or by long-pressing a certain button.

 

  • On a HP Laser Jet Pro M1212n, For instance, 

             > go to Set-up 

             > Reports 

             > Reports Demo Page 

             > Config Report. 

              And the page will print.

 

  • For Canon image RUNNER printers, 

           > Go to the Main Menu 

           > Settings 

           > Preferences 

           > Network.

you can print the network configuration page 

  • Printers without a display screen usually print the network configuration page when you long-press the Power, Go, or Wi-Fi button – for five to ten seconds

 

How to find a printer’s IP address from the router

  • First, you’ll need to log in. If you have access rights to your router, you can find your printer’s IP address in the router’s setup menu. 
  • Open your favorite web browser and then type in 192.168.1.1 into the address bar — hit enter.
  • Now, Enter your router username and password. If you forget them, ask your admin and it will remind you or try our tips here.
  • After that, look for a DHCP Client Table or a client list (found under the Local Network section).
  • Then, Open the client list and find or click on your printer to see it’s IP address.

 

How to find a printer’s IP address from the printer’s menu

  • For exact instructions, you may need to refer to your printer’s manual but if you follow these steps it should get you to the correct part of the menu on most machines.
  • To display the menu, Press the Home button on the printer. 
  • Then, select Preferences, Options, or Wireless Settings.
  • Now, Check the top of the next box that appears. The IP address is sometimes displayed on its top border.

Note:

If you can’t find this then Continue to View Wireless Details and check there. To find your printer’s IP address try to navigate your way to networking or network setup options.

Some printer menus may use headings such as TCP/IP, Network Status or Wi-Fi Status.

 

What you can do with your printer’s IP

Hope you got your printer’s IP address. And now you are able to start fixing any connection issues by typing it into the command prompt box. If you want to connect any new device to your printer, type your printer’s IP address into the Hostname or IP address box.

Keep in mind that the device might already be connected to the network for the printer to be able to make a connection through the router.