Every WiFi printer will have an IP address assigned to it that will allow the printer to connect to your home or office network successfully. If you’re having issues printing to your WiFi printer, knowing the IP address can be helpful. There are a few ways you can go about finding the IP address of your WiFi printer on your computer.
How to Find Printer IP Address?
Method 1: Find Printer IP Address Using Router
If the Network Printer uses DHCP, you should be able to find its IP Address by logging into the Router.
- Switch ON the printer, so that it can connect to the Router.
- Open Chrome or any other Web browser on your computer > type Router IP Address into the Address bar and press the Enter Key.
- On the next screen, Login to the Router by entering your Router User Name and Password.
- Once you are logged-in, you should be able to find the IP Address by going to Wireless Clients List (under DHCP or Advanced section).
Method 2: Find Printer’s IP address in Windows
Let’s see how to use the Control Panel to find the IP address of your printer. It is the simplest and easiest way to find the IP address on Windows PC. Follow the steps given below:
- Go to your Windows search bar and type “control panel.” Click on the top searched result to open Control Panel.
- After opening the Control Panel, click on the “Devices and Printers” option.
- After clicking on the Devices and Printers option, you will see all Bluetooth devices ever connected with your PC. Select the printer.
- Now, right-click on the printer, and you will see a lot of options there. Click on the “Properties” option.
- After clicking on the properties option, it will open a new popup window.
- Select the Web Services tab on the top menu, and you can see the IP address of your printer at the bottom of the window.
Method 3: Find the IP Address using Command Prompt
Follow the steps given below to find the IP address of your printer using the command prompt:
- Go to your Windows search bar and type “cmd.” Click on the top searched result to open Command Prompt.
- After opening Command Prompt, type ipconfig in the command line and press the Enter button. Here, you can find the IPv4 address of your system. Copy the IPv4 address.
- Now, go to the new command line and type ping followed by a space, then type your IPv4 address, and after that, press the Enter button.
- After getting the result, type arp -a and then press the Enter button. You can get all dynamic and static connections using the IPv4 address.
- Copy the dynamic IP address you got from the arp command. Open your web browser, paste the IP address, and press Enter. If you see a printer setup page with the manufacturer’s logo and other printer information like ink levels or printer status, it means the address you pasted is your printer’s IP address.
- Alternatively, you can enter netstat -r in the command line and press Enter.
- You’ll see all the network devices connected to your PC and your printer’s IP address.
Now that you know how to find your printer’s IP address, you can set up your printer to your network or fix any connection issues you may be experiencing.