How can I find a printer's IP address?

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  1. Posts : 128
    Windows 10

    How can I find a printer's IP address?

    How can I find a printer's IP address in Windows 10?

    I sometimes need to access a Windows 10 PC with TeamViewer remote software. I sometimes can't find the printer's IP address, it doesn't appear under Control Panel > right click on Printer > Properties > Web Services tab (this tab doesn't show up sometimes).

    I know you can get it on the printer's web interface, but what if I don't have the printers web user/password?

    Is there any other way to find the printer's IP address?

    Any help much appreciated
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  2. Posts : 1,964
    Windows 10

    From the Router's setup pages > Devices
    Assuming the Printer is Networked.

    On mine, Home page > Attached Devices >

    Should be listed, mine has no Device Name but the MAC Address is listed along with the IP Address.
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  3. RickC's Avatar
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    Windows 7 + 10

    @antonio3535 - Use Get-Printer from an elevated PowerShell prompt. Amongst other things it will show the IP address. Super fast... super easy.

    How can I find a printer's IP address?-get-printer.png

    Hope this helps...
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  4. Posts : 1,964
    Windows 10

    That PowerShell command does not work on mine, the printer is there but no IP address.
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  5. Posts : 202
    Win10 10.0.18362 Build 18362

    Helmut said:
    That PowerShell command does not work on mine, the printer is there but no IP address.
    pls post screen shot of powershell command
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  7. Kyhi's Avatar
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

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  8. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909

    This is what my 2 Ethernet-attached printers show:
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  9. RickC's Avatar
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    Windows 7 + 10

    WSD is 'Web Services for Devices', i.e. a uPnP autodiscovery network tool using SOAP to advertise devices. So, if you see WSD used at the beginning of a port monitor you know it's a networked device, not connected via USB.

    (Note that it's a port monitor, not a port itself - a subtle difference. The device will still have an IP address... but it may be hidden in preference to using WSD for discovery, setup, control and security.)

    (Contentious opinion follows: If you rely on devices configuring themselves [using an inherently unreliable UDP stream with no data checking instead of TCP/IP which handshakes, checks and resends data] rather than managing them yourself then good luck to you. Me... I like to know what's going on and prefer the reliability of TCP/IP so I don't use WSD... which is why I can see my network printers' IP addresses from my client devices. )

    Differerent printer manufacturers appear to implement WSD differently. From the screenshots that have been added it looks like Brother show both TCP/IP port (IP address) and port monitor identifier (WSD) whilst Canon and HP only show the WSD port monitor identifier. From the OP's point-of-view, the WSD tool should show the IP address in Web Service's 'properties' but the OP has found that it's not always the case.

    If the PowerShell Get-Printer query returns a WSD identifier (printername) then you should be able to ping the printername for the IP address to be returned (whilst still within the PowerShell commandline window). This is because WSD (tool) is running on top of TCP/IP (protocol), not replacing it.

    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by RickC; 20 Mar 2020 at 10:31.
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  10. Posts : 1,964
    Windows 10

    Most people including me do not understand Printers and the distinctions you are making.

    My Canon printer is reliable as indeed was the HP Printer before that, both were network connected the same way.

    Most people will be following instructions given by the Printer manufacturer to set it up, in this case as a Network Printer.

    You are the one that said it is super easy, using a PowerShell command which is clearly not useful for many people in finding their printer's IP address.
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