Adding an IPP Printer to Windows XP

by Christopher Noyes on November 16, 2009

Last updated November 17, 2009

These steps will allow you to add and print to an IPP printer queue from Windows XP.

Beginning the Add Printer Wizard


Open the Add Printer Wizard either by going via Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes, or by opening Printers and Faxes and clicking the Add Printer icon.

Adding a Network Printer


After clicking "Add Printer", click the next button and configure this as a network printer. Click Next.

Configure the Printer Address


Click on "Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network" and set the address to "http://print:631/printers/printer". Replace "printer" with the printer that you want to print to, in this case we replaced it with okeefe. Click Next.

Selecting the Printer Driver


The wizard will prompt you to select a driver for your printer. In this case we have selected the 2200 Series PCL driver that corresponds to okeefe’s model. If the driver for your printer does not exist, you should be able to download it from HP’s site. Click OK.

Finishing the Wizard


If all went well, you should see this window. Click Finish.

Configuring Duplex Options


Bring up the properties for the printer you just added by right-clicking it in the start menu, or in Printers and Faxes.

Install the Duplex Unit


In the properties window, click on the "Device Settings" tab. Click on the combo box next to "Duplex Unit" and click on Installed. Click OK to apply the changes.

Enabling Duplex via Printer Preferences


While working on a document, open up File > Print. Click the preferences button to bring up the printer preferences.

Printing Duplex


Click on one of the "Print on Both Sides" options and click OK. You should now be able to print double sided documents.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Emanuele Viola January 29, 2010 at 11:39 am

Would it be possible to have a list of all public printers together with their location and driver?

David N. Blank-Edelman February 3, 2010 at 5:08 pm