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How to Print by IP address in Windows 7

How to Print by IP address in Windows 7

Before you get started you will need the IP address of the printer.  You can obtain this usually by printing a configuration page from the printer itself or it may be displayed on the screen of the printer.

1.       Go to start and select Devices and Printers

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2.       Click on Add a printer

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3.       Select Add a local printer

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4.       Select Create a new port, select Standard TCP/IP Port, and then click next   

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5.       Enter the printer IP in the Hostname or IP address box, name the Port name what you would like the printer to be named, and click next.

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6a.   If driver is not installed: Click on Windows update and select the printer make and model from the list provided

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6b.    If the driver is installed:  Select Use the driver that is currently installed and click next

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7.   Give the printer the desired name and click next.

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8. The printer should now be installing.

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9. Select Do not share this printer and click next

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10. If you would like the printer to be default check the Set as the default printer box.  You then want to test the printer by clicking Print a test page.  Once the test page prints successfully click Finish.

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