A network attached printer sometimes start malfunctioning and needs to be fixed. When this happens, we first need to find the IP address of the printer to troubleshoot the problem. For most of the people who don’t have much technical knowledge, it is hard to find printer IP address. That is where this guide will help you to find IP address of a printer on Microsoft Windows and Mac.
In this guide, we will guide you to find IP address of different printers like HP, Epson, Brother, Canon.
How to find printer IP address on Windows
This method works on all computers with a printer installed. Please note, to find IP address of a printer it should be attached to the computer and turned on.
Follow these steps below to find printer IP address on Microsoft Windows.
- Go to Start >> Control Panel.
- Click Devices and Printers.
- A new window will open containing a list of all printers and other attached devices.
- Right-click on your printer and then click Properties.
- Click on the Ports. The IP address will be displayed in the first column of the tab.
How to find HP printer IP address
All HP printers come with a menu button. To find the IP address of an HP printer just press the menu button and click Network Settings. After getting to the page click on TCP/IP to find the HP printer IP address.
The second option is to print a self-test page. Self-test page contains all the printer configuration information including the printer IP address.
If you are unable to print a self-test page on an HP printer, Visit this link for details.
How to find Canon printer IP address
To find the IP address for your Canon printer, just print the “Network Information Sheet.” This can be done by keeping the “RESUME/CANCEL” button pressed until the power lamp flashes six times (for some models 15 times) and then releasing it.
How to find Epson printer IP address
The IP address in Epson printer can be found by printing the Network Status Sheet or a self-test page. Just press the home button on the printer’s control panel. Select Setup on the menu and then Network Settings. Press OK and then Press Network Settings again. You will have to Press OK again and press Confirm Network Settings. Now press start to get the sheet printed.
For detailed instructions, visit this page on Epson’s official website.
How to find Brother printer IP address
Like all other printers Brother printer’s IP address can also be obtained by printing the Network Status Sheet. To do this press the Go button for 10 seconds. Keep it pressed until the machine starts printing.
For more information visit this link on the official website.
How to find the Printer IP address on Mac
- Go to the dock panel at the bottom of the screen on a Mac and click the System Preferences window.
- Now click on the Hardware section and then click on the Print and Scan option.
- In the new window, you will be able to see all the printers attached to your system.
- Select a printer. You can now see IP address of the selected printer along with other details.
Find printer IP address on Mac using Safari
You can also use built-in CUPS web-based interface.
- Open Safari browser.
A list of all installed printers with their IP addresses will be displayed.
All the detailed information you need regarding the printers installed on your system is available here. You can see that the Printer IP Address appears in the location section.