Finding Printer Address on a Network
Get to know more about advantages of network printer and methods to find printer address on a network
Network printers are printers which are commonly used in home or business networks. With the help of the Network printer more than one person could have a proper network access even from the same location. Before using the network printer you need to install the network printer driver and other printing software on computers. The computer on which you are installing network printer must have network access. You need to be aware of the printer manufacturer, model name and IP address while installing the network printer. The network printer is usually installed on one computer. So it is always recommended to enable printer sharing in it. When compared to local printers the network printers have a lot of advantages.
The following are the advantages of network printers and the method to find the printer address on a network:
- Allows Multiple Users
- Other Advantages
- Method to Find Printer Address
Allows Multiple Users
Network printers allow more than one user in the network to use the printer. Any computer which is a part of network could access and send the print jobs to the print queue. The queue is managed by the primary computer to which the printer is connected. The users on the remote network could be connected to a home network through Internet and send print jobs to network printers.
With the help of the network printers you could save money and space. The need of buying printers for each computer on the network could be eliminated. You would not have to purchase cables, paper for individual printers, etc. The computers running on multiple platforms like Windows, Mac and Linux can access the same network printer by using appropriate drivers for each platform.
In order to find printer address on a network you need to follow certain steps. First you would have to go to the 'Control Panel' in 'Start' and select 'Printers and Faxes'. Then you need to find your Network printer from the list of printers and right click on it. After that locate the 'Print Test Page' button and click on it. Finally in the test page you need to find the entry which says 'IP address' and this address would consist of four numbers separated by a period.
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