Windows® XP Printer IP Address
Tips on Windows XP printer IP address.
IP address means Internet Protocol Address. There are different types of IP addresses. They are logical, physical, static and dynamic. The IP addresses are written in dotted decimal notation. An IP address has four sets of numbers separated by decimals. The IP address is a label which is given to each device like printers that is in a computer network for communication using the Internet Protocol. The main functions of the IP address are local addressing and identification of network or host interface. A network printer can save money with convenience. This is by sharing the printer among different users in the network. Thus there is no need of individual desktop printers. The main criterion for setting up a network printer is the IP address.
Discussed below are some points that can help the users to know more about the Windows XP printer IP address:
- Steps to add a printer by IP address
- Role of printer IP address
- Tips to find printer IP address
Steps to add a printer by IP address
First get the IP address of the printer which is to be added to the network. Now click on 'Start' button. Select 'Control panel' followed by 'Printers' and 'Add a printer'. The wizard will get opened. Click on the option 'Select a new port' for connecting the printer. Now click on 'Standard TCP/IP port'. Now select the printer’s IP address, manufacturer and model from the list shown. Choose a name for your printer for showing it as the folder name of printer of your computer and complete the installation process successfully.
Role of printer IP address
The IP address for a printer that is connected to a computer can be used for connecting the printer to a network which can help other computers or devices for using it. The printer’s IP address is essential if there is some problem for connecting it. At that time by entering the IP address of the printer manually you can make the connection. Also, the network printers can save money by avoiding the need for purchasing separate printers for each desktop.
For finding a printer IP address in Windows XP, first click on 'Start' button on the computer. Now click on the 'Control panel' followed by 'Printers and faxes'. The name of the printers that are connected to the network will be shown in the opened window. Right click on the printer you need, for finding the IP address. Now click on 'Properties'. For showing the IP address of the printer, click on the 'Ports' tab in the 'Properties' window.
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