How to use an IP address as a printer port.

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First locate the IP address of your printer by printing a network configuration page on the printer, or by looking at the DHCP table of your router.


If you have the means to connect your pointer to the network via ethernet instead wifi, DO IT, it's MUCH more reliable. If you are only printing from your desktop and do not wish to print from a laptop or mobile device and the printer is located next to the computer, just connect it over USB instead.


First try to ping your printers IP address. Open a command prompt (start / (Type CMD) / click command prompt at the top.




Then type ping (the Ip) .. and press enter (the IP in the photo was just an example)



If you can ping it, type it in the address bar of your web browser to log into the web interface of your printer. Once there look around for network settings and set the IP address of that printer to static. (Since we will be printing to an IP address we don't want this number to change).


Then go to device and printers in the control panel and right click the printer you wish to use and click "printer properties". Then click on the ports tab and click "add port" and click "standard "TCP/IP port."




Then for the address type in your printers IP address (the IP in the photo is just an example) . Once you add that IP address, check it in the ports list to make that it is the default printer port. Then see if it prints.



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