How to Find your Printer IP Address
By Nancy William 7 minutes
Just like any other device, it’s also important to know your Printer IP address, especially if you’re planning on connecting it to your network or in case you’re experiencing any troubleshooting issues.
Luckily, the process is not difficult and with that said, this guide will show you how to find your Printer’s IP address using a couple of methods.
7 Ways showing you how to find your Printer IP address
As mentioned above, locating your Printer’s IP address is crucial if there are troubleshooting errors or if you’re planning on connecting your printer to the network. Locating your Printer IP is not the same as finding your PC’s IP, but that doesn’t mean it’s difficult to do. There are a couple of methods you can use, let’s get started:
How to find your printer’s IP address via Windows 10
- Head to the “Control Panel” click on “Hardware and Sound” and then on “Devices and Printers.”
- Now, right-click on the printer and select “Properties.”
- There will be around three tabs, look for your Printer IP address in the “Web Services” tab.
- Alternatively, if you somehow see five tabs instead of three, then look for the Printer IP in the “Ports” tab.
How to find your printer IP address via Mac
- Open “System Preferences” by clicking on the Apple logo. You will find it on the top-left corner of your screen.
- Click on “Printers and Scanners.”
- Choose your printer from the left-hand column if you’ve got more than one.
- Click on “Options and Supplies.”
- You should find your printer’s IP address listed under “Location.”
- That’s it! Your Printer IP is a 12-digit number.
How to find your printer’s IP via the CUPS webpage
- To find your printer IP address, first open the “Applications” folder, and then open “Utilities.”
- Next, open “Terminal.”
- Type “cupsctl WebInterface=yes” and then click on “Enter.” This will enable the CUPS web interface.
- Now, open Safari, and type “localhost:631/printers” into the address bar.
- You’ll see your printer’s IP address in the “Location” column.
How to find your printer’s IP address via Command Prompt
- Press the Windows key and type “cmd” in the search box to open “Command Prompt.”
- Type “netstat -r” and hit “Enter.”
- That’s all! You will now be able to see a list of all network devices connected to your computer and your printer’s IP address.
How to find a printer’s IP address via your router
- If your printer is set up with the router, and if you’ve got access rights to it, you can easily find the printer IP address within its setup menu.
- You will first need to sign in to your router’s settings page. To do that, open any browser and type in 192.168.1.1 into the address bar. Click on “Enter.”
- Enter your router username and password.
- Just in case you don’t have the password saved or have forgotten it, you could always contact your service provider.
- When you’ve signed in, look for a DHCP Client Table or a client list. You will find it under the Local Network section.
- Open the client list to find the Printer’s IP address by clicking on your printer name.
How to find your printer IP address from the Network Configuration Page
If you’ve got a printer with a UI, then you should be able to print out the Network Configuration Page, which will include a print of your Printer IP address. This of course refers to most printers. Let’s take for instance:
- For an HP Laserjet Pro M1212n, go to its “Set-up” then “Reports” followed by “Reports Demo Page” and then lastly to “Config Report.” The page should now start printing.
- For a Canon image RUNNER printer, go to “Main Menu” then to “Settings” and then on “Preferences.” Lastly, click on “Network.” This will print the Network Configuration page, along with the Printer’s IP address.
- On the other hand, there are printers without a display screen. For that, you can print the Network Configuration page by pressing down on the Power, Wi-Fi, or Go button for a couple of seconds.
Find your printer’s IP address via the printer’s menu
To begin, you’re going to need your printer’s manual for the instructions just to simultaneously check if you’re following all the steps correctly. Other than that, you could always follow the instructions below:
- On your printer, press down on the “Home” button. It will display a menu. Click on “Preferences,” then on “Options” or “Wireless Settings.”
- The Printer IP address should be displayed at the very top of the border.
- Just in case you can’t see it, head to the “View Wireless Details” and check there.
If that doesn’t work, you could also alternatively try to go to the “networking or network setup” options to find your printer’s IP address. This is the case because some printer models have menus that are labeled under TCP/IP, Wi-Fi Status or Network Status.
How to find a Canon printer IP address
There are two ways to find the IP address on a Canon printer:
For the first method, there will be a button called “123” or “Counter Check” on the side-panel of the printer, or at times on the printer itself. You need to look for it depending on which kind of Canon printer you have. Click on the button, and the IP address will display on the top-right bar of the screen, or on the bottom bar of the printer screen.
Other than that, you can manually get you Canon printer IP address, by:
- Click on “Settings/Registration.”
- On your screen, click on “Preferences” and then on “Network.”
- Now, click on “Output Report” and then on “Yes” when it states “Do you want to print the User Data List?”
- On the printout, your Canon printer IP address will be displayed on the very first page.
Is there a way to find the IP address on an Epson L3110 printer?
- Click on “Start”
- Next, click on “Printers and Faxes” or first on “Control Panel” and then “Printers and Faxes.”
- Right-click on the printer name, and then select “Properties.”
- Click on the “Ports” tab. The first column should display the IP address.
What if you can’t find your Printer’s IP address?
There are some circumstances where you won’t be able to find your printer’s IP address successfully. There are a few things you can do:
- Issues can arise due to outdated drivers, make sure you update them on your printer.
- Just in case you’re leaving out a few steps to get your printer’s IP address, get the printer manual on hand and go through the instructions carefully.
- If you can’t find your printer IP address, take out a test print and you should see your IP configuration on it.
- Make sure your printer is DHCP. If you’ve assigned your printer a static IP address, you may want to change that if issues occur. Remove it and enable it to DHCP.
- Check the IP address using the control panel.
Why do You Need an IP Address
- Every device that wants to connect to the internet or intranet needs a unique identifier to ensure reliable communication. IP addresses are assigned to each networking device to communicate with other devices on the network.
- Similarly, knowing the IP address of your printer will ensure that it belongs to it and not some other computer on the network – you could also have more than one printer on the network.
- You can learn more about IP addresses in our blog here. But to explain quickly, an IP address is a 32-bit address in the case of IPv4 and 128-bit address in the case of IPv6; the former is most common today.
Where is my printer IP address located?
- If your printer is wireless, click on “Start,” and then on “Control Panel.” Lastly, click on “Printers.” Right-click on your printer name, and click on “Properties.” Navigate to the “Ports” tab and your printer IP address will be displayed in the first column.
How do you set a static IP address for your printer?
- Open any browser that you prefer, but make sure it’s connected to the same network as your printer.
- Using the same tutorial on how to find your printer IP address on Windows, copy the same address and paste it in the address bar of the browser. Click on “Enter.”
- Sign in by entering in your printer username and password, and click on “OK.”
- Click on the “IP Configuration” button on the printer network settings page.
- Look for either “IP Address Configuration” or “TCP/IP” and change the mode from “Auto” to “Static.”
- Enter in the static IP address that you need to assign to your network printer.
- Lastly, click on “Save” or “Apply” and exit the browser.
If you are an employee, then simply asking the IT department to help you out is the best approach. For users at home with a single network and multiple devices connected, accessing the router is the easiest way to locate the printer’s IP address. Devices register themselves on the DHCP’s list with their model number, thus making it easy for you to spot the printer among the bunch of connected devices.
Other than that, if you’re wondering how to find your Printer IP address, there are around 7 methods mentioned above that you could give a shot to.
Plus, if you’re looking for a way to protect all your devices, maybe try setting up a VPN on your home network that connects your printer to it too. FastestVPN supports most of the popular devices including routers, where you can configure it to protect your printer too.