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How to Find Printer IP Address in Windows 10/8/7

This article will show you how to find the printer IP address in Windows 10/8/7. The way to find Printer IP address is different, which depends on how do you connect the printer to.


  • If you connect your printer to a computer through a USB connection, go to option 1.
  • If you connect your printer to a network hub, you can find its IP address from Router, go to option 2.

Option 1: View Printer IP Address in Printer Properties

You might need your printer IP address if you want to share your printer. Use these ways, you can find printer IP address easily in Windows 10/8/7.

Way 1: Find Printer IP address in Control Panel

Step 1: Right-click on Start icon, click Control Panel in Quick Access menu.

Open Control Panle

Step 2: Click View Devices and Printers under Hardware and Device.

View Devices and Printers

Step 3: On the Device and Printer screen, right-click on Printer that has connections to your computer, and select Printer Properties from the menu. Go to Step 4 below.

Printer Properties

Way 2: Find Printer IP address in Windows Settings

Step 1: Click on the Start button, click Settings > Devices.

Step 2: On the right side of Printers and Scanners tab, click on Printer, then click Manage option.

View the Printer IP Address

Step 3: Click on Printer Properties.

Printer Properties

Step 4: Click on Port tab, click on the Configure Port button.

Click Configure Port

Step 5: You should be able to view Printer IP address.

Find Printer IP Address

Option 2: How to Find Default Gateway in Windows 10/8/7

The default gateway IP address is the private IP address assigned to your router, your router can use it to communicate with your local home network. In Microsoft Windows, the IP address of a computer's default gateway can be accessed through Command Prompt with the ipconfig command, as well as through the Control Panel.

If you plug your printer’s USB cable into the hub and connect the hub to your main Wi-Fi network, the Router IP address is your Printer IP address, it also called Default Gateway.

Way 1: View Router IP Address in Command Prompt

Step 1: Press Win + X shortcuts, click the Command Prompt in the Quick Access menu.

Open Command Prompt

Step 2: Type ipconfig into command prompt, hit Enter key. Then it'll show all IP addresses.

The router's IP address displayed to the right of Default Gateway under the network connection you're using.

Find Defaul Gateway

Way 2: Find Default Gateway IP Address in Network Connections

Step 1: Open Control Panel.

Step 2: Click View network status and tasks link under the Network and Sharing Center.

Network and Sharing

Step 3: View status of network connection.

Click on the current network connection (Ethernet) link to View status of this connection.

View status of this connection

Step 4: View IP address in Network Connect Details.

Click Detail button, you should be able to view Default Gateway.

View printer IP Address