Locate your printer's IP address by scrolling through the printer's network settings until you come across the TCP/IP or IP address. Once you learn the IP address for the printer, you are able to connect the printer to your laptop computer and print wirelessly if you have a wireless printer.
- Locate the Setup button
Find the Menu or Setup button on the printer. This button often is located on the top of the printer in a fairly evident spot. Pressing this button allows you to delve deeper into further options so you can locate your computer's IP address.
- Navigate to the network settings
Use the proper buttons or touch keys on the printer to navigate to an option that says something like Networking or Network Setup. Once you find one of these options, press the Enter button. This selects the option for you.
- Navigate through the network options
Use the arrows or other buttons to navigate through all of the available network choices. When you arrive at an option that says TCP/IP or IP Address, press Enter to view the printer's IP address. Once the address is determined, you now can proceed to wirelessly connect your laptop computer to it.
In Windows 7, open the Control Panel, click View Devices and Printers, right click on the specific printer, and then select Printer Properties. In Windows 8 or 8.1, go to the Windows charm bar, type “printers” into the search box, right-click on the specific printer in the search results, and select Printer Properties. Open the Ports tab, select the specific port, click Configure Port, and then check the IP address next to Printer Name or IP Address.