Adding a Printer By IP Address

  1. Select “Start” and type “printers” in the search box.
  2. Choose “Printers & scanners“.
  3. Select “Add a printer or scanner“.
  4. Wait for the “The printer that I want isn’t listed” option to appear, then select it.
  5. Select “Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname” , then select “Next“.
  6. Select “TCP/IP Device” in the “Device type” list.
    Windows 7 - Adding printer by IP address
  7. Type the hostname or the IP address of the printer. Select “Next“.
  8. Windows should find the printer if the printer is on and configured correctly. 

Windows will now walk you through installing the drivers for the printer. After that is complete, you should be able to print to the printer via direct IP address.

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