what is my IP address

December 18, 2015 at 07:31:58
Specs: Windows 7
What is my ip address? Trying to connect to printer. I don't need to add anything else

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#1
December 18, 2015 at 08:22:02
First - delete your phone number. "Never" post an active/valid phone number, email address, nor street address etc. in any open forum... "never" post any personal details either; as any of the aforementioned can be used by spammers, con artists and more to cause problems for you (and others).

Now what make and model printer are you using; which operating system (presumably windows-7)?

How are you trying to connect and to what make/model computer?


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#2
December 18, 2015 at 09:17:50
The IP address is not something any outsider can give you. Mostly when you set up a printer the software will sort that out for you. If you want some sort of general idea you can go into your router settings and at least determine what range it is in.

"I don't need to add anything else"
Just to explain, the reason for the 100 characters is to try and avoid us going to and fro asking questions, such as the make and model numbers of the devices you are dealing with. Otherwise questions can be too broad for anyone to give a focussed response.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 18, 2015 at 11:15:36
If your setting up a printer on a network, what you most likely are asking for is the printer's IP address. The easiest way to get this is to print a configuration page on the printer. It will list the IP address.

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#4
December 18, 2015 at 12:42:22
Open a Command (DOS) window.
Type: ipconfig <enter>
Look at the adapter in use (wireless LAN adapter or Ethernet adapter )

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#5
December 24, 2015 at 10:00:33
I'm curious... Where does a printer get its IP address from?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
December 24, 2015 at 11:41:11
I you're letting the router assign ip addresses,the printer gets it from the router.

If you reserve a given ip address for the printer (you need to know the mac address for wifi or ethernet adapter in the printer in order for this to work) then the router will reserve that ip address for the mac address associated with it.

Equally you can set the printer to use a specific ip address too; but atill wise (necessary) to reserve it as well as above.

If you don't reserve and/o set the printer to use a specif ip address, then there is agood chance the printer will be assigned a diddrerent one at some stage. Whilst not always a problem, if you have to manually add a printer to your LAN (wifi and/or cat-5) then an ip address not, fixed as above, could become a problem when printing over the network.


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#7
December 24, 2015 at 15:25:10
Yes the router has a range of IP addresses and one is selected for the printer. It can change too, without you needing to know unless you are running router settings manually..

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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