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How to Install Printer Via IP Address In Windows 10, 8.1 and 7

Looking for Install Printer Via IP Address In Windows 10, 8.1 or Windows 7? Here this post we discuss how to share a local printer via IP address and access/install the same on another computer on the same network. Note: performing steps below are applicable to Install a network shared printer via IP address on Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7 computers. Let’s start:

Install And configure Printer 

First, install and the printer on A local Computer/Laptop. To do this first of all connect the power cable to the printer and also connect the printer to PC via USB cable. Visit the printer device manufacturer website, download and install the latest driver version for the printer. When you are ready Open Control panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers. Right-click on New installed printer select properties and click on print test page to check and make sure printer installed correctly and it’s in working state.

Print A test Page

Share Local Printer for Network Access

Now When you successfully print a Test page, Move to Sharing tab. Where we share the printer for access on the local network. Here on Sharing tab Checkmark share this printer option as show image below. Click Apply and ok to make save changes and share the printer for network access.

share printer on Local network

Note: You Can Click on Additional Drivers options to Add additional Printer driver such if your PC has installed 64-bit driver and you are looking for access the printer on a 32bit OS installed PC.

Additional Drivers option

After sharing the printer on Local Network, Open Command Prompt type “ipconfig” and hit the enter key. Here note down the IP address of that PC Where Local printer installed and shared for Others. ( next, we are going to use this IP address to access the printer from a different printer on the same network. For me, The IP address Is

Check IP address using IPCONFIG

Install shared Printer Via IP Address In Windows 10, 8.1 and 7

After configuring all these things ( such as install printer, Print test page to make sure printer installed and working properly, Share the printer on Local network ) Let’s move to the Computer where you are looking for install the shared printer using IP address.

Press Windows + R, type \\Ipaddress ( of the PC where local printer installed). for me its \\ and press Ok. This will Ask for username and password,

Enter network credentials

Type the username password of the PC where local printer installed to access the shared items. This will display the shared printer.

Install network printer

Right-click the printer and select connect This will install the driver for the printer.

Installing shared printer

You Can check the installed printer from the control panel -> Hardware and Sound ->Devices and Printers.

check Installed printer

Install Printer Via IP Address In Windows 10

Also If you are using windows 10, Then press Windows + I to open settings. Click on Devices option and tap on Printers & Scanners and then, on the right side, tap on Add a Printer or Scanner.

add printer scanner option on windows 10

Now, Windows 10 will search for printers and scanners, later you will see an option “The Printer that I want isn’t listed” tap on that option. A window will pop-up, here choose the option “Add a Printer Using TCP/IP address or host name” and tap on Next.

Add printer using TCP IP address

Now, type the Hostname or IP Address of printer in the provided space and it will get the Port name automatically of the Printer and tap on Next.

Type printer hostname or IP address

  1. Now, Windows should search for the printer if the printer is connected and configured properly. If it is not connected properly, it may ask you further for the more details to enter.
  2. Now, it will ask you to install the driver for printer. Now, choose your Printer and tap on the Next.
  3. Finally, just follow the on-screen instructions for installation. It will also ask you to share your printer with others if you wish you can share it.
  4. Now all set, you will get a pop-up which says that printer has been installed successfully. Now, you will be able to print a test page and tap Finish.

That’s all! You have successfully added your printer to Windows 10 Computer.

Did these tips helpful to Install, Configure, Access and install Local printer via IP address on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 Let us know on the comments. Also Read 7 Tips To Maximize Battery Life on Windows 10 Laptops 2018 !!!

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