How to Find a Printer's TCP/IP Address

By Kirk Bennet

Each printer on your network has its own IP address.
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All devices on your office network are identified by a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol address. If you use many network devices, such as printers, in your business, it's easy to lose track of them. One way to keep track of the printers is to remember or write down their TCP/IP addresses. But you need to find the TCP/IP addresses first. You can do this by searching through the printers' properties from the Control Panel in Windows.

Click the "Start" button and select "Control Panel" from the menu to open the Control Panel.

Click the "View devices and printers" link in the "Hardware and Sound" section to view a list of printers connected to your computer.

Right-click the printer whose IP address you want to find, and select "Printer Properties" from the context menu to open the printer's properties window.

Click the "Ports" tab.

Locate the "Standard TCP/IP Port" value in the Description column. The value in the corresponding Port field is the IP address of your printer. If there are multiple "Standard TCP/IP Port" values, the checked check box in the Ports column indicates the correct IP address.