How do I add a printer if I know it's IP address?

Windows 7

1. Open the Start Menu and select Devices and Printers from the menu on the right side.

2. In the top bar, click 'Add a printer'

3. Select 'Add a local printer'

4. Click Create a new port, and in the dropdown menu, select Standard TCP/IP Port

5. Type the IP address into the box labeled Hostname or IP address, and click next.

6. Windows should either automatically detect the driver, or you will have to search in the list. If it isn't in the list of drivers, click Windows update. After a time, the driver should appear in the list.

 

Windows 8

1. Use windows search and type in printers.

2. Click on the option for Devices and Printers.

3. Select 'Add a local printer'

4. Click Create a new port, and in the dropdown menu, select Standard TCP/IP Port

5. Type the IP address into the box labeled Hostname or IP address, and click next.

6. Windows should either automatically detect the driver, or you will have to search in the list. If it isn't in the list of drivers, click Windows update. After a time, the driver should appear in the list.

 

OSX

1. Open System Preferences

2. Select Print and Fax

3. Click on the +

4. Select the IP tab

5. In the Address Bar, type in the IP address, Leave the Queue box blank, enter the name you want to use for the printer, and Choose either the Generic PCL or the Generic Post Script Driver, unless you have a different driver file to use.

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