How to find your printer IP address and WPS PIN

You may need the IP address of your printer or its WPS PIN in order to manage and set it up. This information can be used to connect Wi-Fi. You can find out the IP address for any printer from HP, Epson Canon Brother.

Even if you purchase the best printers, this information may be hidden deep in menu settings.

A group of four numbers, separated by periods, allows wireless access via a browser to your printer settings and information. WPS (WiFi Protected setup) PIN is a eight-digit code that allows you to connect a printer wirelessly without needing a password.

The methods to locate your printer’s network information vary, even among printers of the same manufacturer. Find out where to check for the information and what to search for.

How to find the IP address of your printer on Windows

You can easily find out the IP address of a printer on Windows if you know what to do. This information is hidden deep in Settings.

Step 1 Click the button to learn more. Windows-I Key combination to open The following are the most effective ways to reduce your risk of injury.. Choose the Bluetooth & devices Tab to then Printers & scanners.

A screenshot of Windows Settings, showing how to get to Printer options.

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Step 2 Select Device Information In the meantime, More Information Click on the link to view details about the printer. Click the “Clickable Link” labeled Website. If you see a group of numbers which looks like an IP address, note it down. An IP address is “”, for example. Sometimes, the IP address of a printer will start with “192.168.2”, while other times it may be different.

A screenshot of Windows Settings, showing how to see a printer's IP address.

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Step 3 If you are unsure, please contact us. Website If the page looks different, you can click on the link and open the server’s page for the printer. In the Network section, you can find your printer’s address. Log in first, and browse around to find the correct subsection.

The IP address might be in shown in the printer's web server.

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How to locate your printer’s IP Address on a Mac

You can find the printer information in System Settings on a Mac.

Step 1 Apple Menu: Select System SettingsThen scroll down and select Printers & Scanners From the sidebar.

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Step 2 Choose the printer that you wish to use from the list. Options & Supplies to see more details.

A screenshot of macOS Settings, showing a printer's Options button.

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Step 3 Your printer may not appear on your screen IP addressSelect View Printer Web Page.

A screenshot of macOS Settings, showing a printer's Web Page button.

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Step 4 Safari will now open a new tab and you can navigate to your printer’s website. Network You can also read about the IP address.

An example of a printer web page in Safari, showing a printer's Network tab and IP address.

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Find the IP address of your printer using the mobile application

The mobile app provides printer information from most printer manufacturers.

Step 1 Tap on the printer that you want to select. Printer information The following are some examples of how to use Network Browse connected printers for more information.

Three screenshots provide an example of finding IP address in Brother's mobile app.

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Step 2 You can find your printer’s IP by browsing through the information. You may see it labeled IP address You might also see four numbers such as “”, which you should write down.

Three screenshots provide an example of finding IP address in HP's mobile app.

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You can find your printer’s IP address by looking at the display.

In the printer’s menu, you can find your IP address under network settings. You may find it difficult to navigate on a small display, but with patience and persistence, you will be able to locate the IP address.

Step 1 You can also use the printer’s menu to find options. You can find options by looking for them in the menu system. Network, Connectivity, Wireless, Web services, Wi-FiOr WLAN section.

A finger points to a printer's Connectivity menu setting.

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Step 2 In those settings you will find a TCP/IP A section or group of four numbers with a label IP The following are some examples of how to use IP address. An IP address is “”, for example.

A printer's IP address is shown in menu settings.

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Find your printer’s WPS pin

The WPS pin to connect your printer will usually be in the same settings section with the IP address. You can find the IP on the printer display in the section above. You can use the same tips to find your WPS pin.

A finger navigates a printer's menus to find the WPS PIN setting.

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Check to see if your printer has a wireless connection. Look in the manual, or use the model number to search online. Some printers need a direct Ethernet cable or USB connection to a router or computer.

WPS may not be supported by your printer, even if you have Wi-Fi. Some printers include a WPS key. You can check the manual of your printer or do an internet search for the wireless features.

You may be able to resolve your printer problems by using our troubleshooting guide.

WPS dangers

Wi-Fi Protected Setup, or WPS as it is also called, is not as secure as standard Wi-Fi password protected. Hackers can crack an eight-digit PIN much more easily than Wi-Fi passwords that are longer, use symbols, letters, and numbers.

Use Wi-Fi instead of WPS if you can. Security experts advise disabling WPS if your router is not needed.

You can check the ink or toner level, update firmware, and access printer settings using your IP address.

WPS is less useful and is an old Wi-Fi technology relic. If your printer comes with a WPS button, it can be easier to connect than using passwords. The printer mobile app on a phone is typically easier. It’s better to avoid WPS PINs as they aren’t very secure.

Contact your printer’s manufacturer if you are still unable to find the network information after reading this guide.

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