How to scan the entire subnet and get the Printers IP address ?

People,

I wanted to list all printers  or MFD in my domain (various models from HP, Lexmark and Sharp brand) in all of my IP address subnet 192.168.0.0/16 so what's the best way to do it ?

Thanks,
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Suggestion:  Run an IP block scanner such as Angry IP Scanner.  This will find all devices sitting on an IP in the scanned block.  Then look at the device names to see what is what.  Note that not all devices return their device names to the scanner - however, in my experience, most networked printers do.

It will take a good long time to scan a /16 CIDR block.  If you can break it up into a group of smaller /24 blocks things will speed up at the cost of more manual intervention.

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hdhondtCommented:
Two other packages that will do it for you (and a lot besides) are Xerox' Centreware Web and HP's WebJetAdmin.

Both will find all printers on your entire network. However, they are not "lightweight" packages. They're intended to help you support the printers and to monitor printing costs across the network.
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Ok, I do not have many HP and No xerox printers.

Does that tools free ?

The IP scanner seems to be free.
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hdhondtCommented:
Centreware is free. It will find all printers that support SNMP (ie all network printers) , not just HP and Xerox.
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Angry IP Scanner is deleted automatically by my Symantec Antivirus.
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Thanks !
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