IP address-based printer setup is useful for large deployments.
You can add local or network printer to a computer using its IP (Internet Protocol) address, which uniquely identifies it on the network. Other machines on your business’s network can communicate with the printer using this address. Adding a printer by IP address can reduce or eliminate any ambiguity that might arise from automatic or “plug and play” installation and name-based identification of machines. This is especially useful for businesses with large numbers of networked machines and formal network management procedures. You can add the printer by IP address in a few steps using the “Add Printer” wizard.
Connect the printer to the computer or network, plug it in and turn it on.
Click on the Windows Start button and click on “Devices and Printers.”
Click on the “Add a Printer” menu-bar option.
Select the “Add a Network, Wireless, or a Bluetooth Printer” option.
Click on the “The Printer That I Want Isn’t Listed” option to proceed with the IP address-based setup.
Click the radio button beside the “Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname” option and click the “Next” button.
Select the “TCP/IP Device” option from the “Device Type” drop down list and type the IP address into the “Hostname or IP address” text box. Click the “Next” button to complete the installation of the printer by IP address.
If you don’t know the printer’s IP address, you can find it by clicking on “Devices and Printers” on the Windows Start menu. Locate your printer in the list of printers and then right-click on it and click on “Properties.” The IP address is listed at the top of the properties window.
You can also access the “Add Printer” wizard from the Windows Control panel under “Printers.”
- Printer installation
- Network printer
- Printer setup
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- [ http://www.technipages.com/windows-7-install-printer-via-ip-address.html ]
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[ http://answers.oreilly.com/topic/720-how-to-configure-a-printer-scanner-or-fax-in-windows-7/ ]
- Microsoft TechNet: Add Network Printers Automatically
- [ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732747.aspx ]
- YouTube.com: How to Find The IP Address of a Printer
[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yco7Wjba660 ]