How to Find the IP Address of Your Printer: 4 Methods That Work

Dan Price 12-12-2019

These days, we’d like to think most computer users know how to find the IP address of their computer or their router. (If you’re not sure, we’ve explained how to find your IP address on Windows 10 How to Find Your IP Address on Windows 10 The IP address is the unique identifier for your computer on the internet. Here are two ways to find it on Windows 10. Read More and how to trace an IP address back to a PC How to Trace an IP Address to a PC & How to Find Your Own Want to see the IP address of your computer? Perhaps you want to discover where another computer is situated? Various free tools are available that tell you more about a computer an its IP address. Read More elsewhere on the site.)


So far, so good. But what about a printer? How can you find its IP address? Thankfully, it’s not too complicated. However, the process is very different to finding the IP address for your computer. Keep reading to find out more.

How to Find the IP Address of Your Printer

There are a few different methods you can try if you want to find the IP address of your printer.

Method 1: Use the Printer’s Display

If your printer has an LCD display, there will almost certainly be an option somewhere in the Settings menu to display the IP address on-screen.

Method 2: Printer Properties

How to Find the IP Address of Your Printer: 4 Methods That Work printer ip

On Windows, you can use the Control Panel to find the IP address of your printer.

  1. Go to Control Panel > Devices and Printers.
  2. Right-click on the printer and select Properties.
  3. Click on the Web Services tab.
  4. Make a note of the IP address in the Troubleshooting section.

Method 3: Use the Command Prompt

You can also use Command Prompt to find the address of your printer.

  1. Open Command Prompt by pressing the Windows key and typing cmd.
  2. Type netstat -r.
  3. Press Enter.

You will see a complete list of all the network devices connected to your computer.

Method 4: Use the Router

Lastly, you can find your printer’s IP address in your router’s portal. No two router’s menus are organized in the same way, so it’s impossible to give precise instructions. But, with a bit of poking around, you should be able to find it.

And remember, it’s possible to change your IP address How to View & Change Your IP Address in Windows 7, 8, and 10 You can use your computer without even knowing your own IP address, but would you like to know how to check? Here's how to quickly check or change your IP address in Windows. Read More if you wish.

Related topics: IP Address, Troubleshooting.

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  1. W.A. Bryan
    May 30, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    The Network Statistics command option you posted (netstat -r) does not show connected devices, it does show however, the IPv4 and IPv6 routing tables the same way as the "route print" command does. You might want to correct this to say "netstat -a) is all TCP connection endpoints and the socket has to be in a "Listening, Time Wait or Established" state to show any information!