Update Printer Driver IP Address (Windows)

This Ricoh Printer Driver Tutorial will guide you step by step through the best way to change the IP Address Ricoh Printer driver when printing using a Windows computer.

You will need to have already downloaded and installed the Ricoh printer driver from the website.

In this guide, we will be using the Ricoh MPC6502 as the example, please follow this guide using your own Ricoh printer model in place of the example in Step 2.

STEP 1 – Opening Devices and Printers

Click on the Windows icon (usually bottom left corner), then without clicking anywhere else, type in “printers”, the search bar will automatically show multiple results, Click on “Devices and Printers” from the list.

add printer open devices and printers

STEP 2 – Open the Printer Properties

Click on the Ricoh printer you want to change the default properties for and choose [Printer properties] from the list.

Printer Properties

STEP 3 – Advanced

The Printer Properties will open in the ‘General’ tab, if you choose the [Ports] tab at the top of this screen, choose [Add Port…] at the bottom of the page to add the new IP details.

Add Port

STEP 4 – New Port

Choose ‘Standard TCP/IP Port’ and click [New Port]. This will open the ‘Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard’.


new port

STEP 5 – Add Printer Wizard

When the wizard opens, click [Next].

add printer wizard

STEP 6 – Enter IP Address

Enter your IP address in the top box ‘Printer Name or IP Address: ‘ as you enter the IP address, the lower box ‘Port Name: ‘ will automatically enter the same address, if you already have that address entered, you will see an ‘_1’ at the end of the address in the lower ‘Port Name: ‘ box.

Click [Next >]

Please note the example below shows the IP Address of our printer (, please use your printer’s IP Address, this will be different to the address shown below.


enter ip address

STEP 7 – Detecting Port

You will now see the ‘Detecting Port’ screen, this will take a few seconds.

detecting port

STEP 8 – Finish

The screen should automatically refresh and show the ‘Completing’ page, click [Finish] to complete the process.

If you see anything other than the below window, see the ‘Fail’ note at the end of this guide.

add ip address finish

STEP 9 – Close the Window

You will now be returned to the ‘Printer Ports’ window, click [Close]


detecting port

STEP 10 – Apply & Close

The new port should now be showing in the window with a Tick in the box next to the address, you can now apply the settings by clicking [Apply] in the bottom right, and then close the window by clicking [Close].

Notes – If Step 8 Fails

If you get the below window instead of the complete window in step 8 then something is not correct. Check the following possible causes:

The Printer is not connected to the network (faulty/unplugged cable)

The Printer is Switched Off (turn on)

The IP Address is incorrect (check IP address)

Your network does not allow two-way traffic due to security settings (choose a Ricoh Type C Device Type and click next and see if you can print).


add ip address fail