Add Your Printer Using IP Address

Adding a printer to your computer is a simple task using a driver. But adding a printer using its IP address is a lengthy process because you have to identify your printer's IP address first and then configure the protocol in the add printer wizard. Keep reading the instructions below to know how to add printer using IP address quickly.

For Macintosh:

  • First, prepare the printer.Make sure the hardware setup is complete.
  • Place your printerand router closer to avoid Wi-Fi interference and then connect your printer to the router
  • You can identify your printer's IP address by printing a network configuration sheetfrom the control panel.
  • On your Mac, click the Apple menu available at the top-left corner and select the System Preferences 
  • Click the Printers & Scanners icon in the System Preferences
  • Head to the left-side panel and click the Add  button at the bottom of the printer's list.
  • Go to the IP tab and select the Internet Printing Protocol -IPP  option from the Protocol  drop-down menu.
  • Type the IP address of your printer in the Address field and enter a queue name for your printer in the Queue
  • Give a descriptive name for your printer in the Name You can easily identify this name in the Printer pop-up menu.
  • Choose your printer's software from the Use drop-down menu and click the Add
  • You have now seen how to add printer using IP address.

For Windows:

  • Why is my wireless printer not printing?

    First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

  • Why is my printer showing error?

    The other most probable reason for the printing error is the connection between your computer and the printer. If you are sure that the transmission cable is working okay (tested the printer on another computer), then the problem might be the drivers. This can be the printer drivers or the USB port drivers.

  • Why do my 3d prints keep failing?

    Another common fail is over extrusion. Over extrusion happens when your 3D printer pushes out too much plastic too fast, causing a jam in the end of the nozzle. ... Make sure YOURu layer height is less than your nozzle diameter. Increase your cooling fan's power (this will cool the plastic and cause it to slow down)

  • What is the WPS button?

    WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a wireless network security standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks that use a password that is encrypted with the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

  • How do I reset my printer?

    To restore your HP printer to factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button.