how to find ip address of my mac printer

July 22, 2011 at 15:30:16
Specs: Macintosh
Cannot find the ip address of my mac printer (HP Deskjet 960c. The test page does't give any ip addresses

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July 22, 2011 at 16:34:36
Your Deskjet 960c does not have a MAC address unless it has a wired or wireless network adapter built into it.

The MAC address of a networking device has nothing to do with the operating system you're using. It's not specific to MAC operating systems. It's a unique code that no other networking device uses, except that routers can clone another network device's MAC address, or a MAC address can be typed into it's configuration. . It's a.k.a it's Physical Address,

The most common reason for a printer not working properly is you did not install the software for it properly by using the installation directions.


if it connects to the computer via a USB cable, you DO NOT plug in the USB cable until AFTER you have installed at least some of the software for the printer.

DO NOT install drivers for the printer when the operating system finds a new device that is the printer, BEFORE you have installed the software for the printer.

The printer may not be detected properly when it's plugged into certain USB ports.

Troubleshooting USB device problems
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Similar applies to any operating system.

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