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 and how to trace an IP address back to a PC 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
On Windows, you can use the Control Panel to find the IP address of your printer.
- Go to Control Panel > Devices and Printers.
- Right-click on the printer and select Properties.
- Click on the Web Services tab.
- 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.
- Open Command Prompt by pressing the Windows key and typing cmd.
- Type netstat -r.
- 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 if you wish.