Printers hold vital importance in offices, private workspace, and institutes. However, if you encounter a technical issue with it, you’ll need to know its IP address before you can report and resolve the issue with a networked printer. Your printer’s IP address is a 12-digit number that helps the provider identify your device and resolve issues reported with it.
Here’s how you can find your printer’s IP address through Windows 10, Mac OS, router and printer’s menu.
Find your printer’s IP address through Windows 10:
- Go to “Control panel”
- Find “Hardware & Sound”
- Open “Devices & Printers”
- Now right click on the desired printer and open “Properties”
- A new tab will appear with the required specifications.
- Look for your printer’s IP address in the web services tab (in case of 3 tabs)
- Look for your printer’s IP address in the Ports tab (in case of more than 3 tabs)
Find your printer’s IP address through Mac OS:
- Click on the Apple logo in the top left of your screen.
- Click “Printers & Scanners”
- Tap on the required printer.
- Here, you will see the printer’s IP address listed below the printer’s tag.
Find Printer’s IP address through the router:
Before trying to find the printer’s IP address through the router, you should know that you’ll need to have access rights to your router.
- Open your desired web browser
- Type “192.168.1.1” in the search bar.
- Here. you’ll need to enter your router’s username and password to log in.
- When in the dashboard, look for a client list.
- Open the client list and find your printer’s IP address.
Find your printer’s IP address through the printer’s menu:
- Press the Home button on your printer.
- In the shown “menu,” select “Preferences” or “Options”
- The desired IP address shall be shown on the top bar of the next box that shows up.
- In case you can’t find it, select “Wireless Details” and find the IP address in there.