Summary: I purchased my printer in September of 2008, and it is still going strong. I have only hit a few glitches, but nothing horrible. For example, when I use the automatic document feeder sometimes the documents towards the back of the pile become crooked for the scanning process. This is only a few degrees and scans are legible and it works. I love that it can take a pile of papers and make a single PDF out of them.
Summary: This is a great product for home and small office. I have a Dell laptop with Vista and a Gateway desktop with Windows 7. Both computers and the Brother are networked through my NetGear wireless router. The enclosed drivers and setup CD worked in both computers without incident. The Brother ControlCenter3 software, enclosed in the box, is intuitive and straightforward to use.
good office printer be sure to have wireless capability!
sand piper, Amazon
8 August 2010
Summary: i have only had this printer for a few weeks now and have not yet used the fax so keep that in mind. this is a black and white printer, toner is easy to install and cheap to replace brothers setup disk (that is included) is easy to use and works with windows 7 everything was going swell untill i got to the point of choosing which way to install it (wirless, usb, or somthing else i cant remember) i chose wirless figuring it would be easy since i am using the printer with...
Summary: I went through a few hours of frustration setting up the printer in wireless, and here's a tip for someone who might be in similar shoes: If your wifi security is WPA2 (WPA2-Personal in my case), on the printer select AES as the security type, not TKIP. The difference was never much an issue with my Windows laptop (MS can be sloppy and "beginner-friendly" that way), but strictly, WPA2 should be AES only (which I found out after the hours of battling with the printer...
Summary: I received this printer in two days from Amazon. The wireless setup on this printer was pretty straightforward and it took me only 5 mins to get it connected, however, I did have problems during software installation on my laptop. Initially, I installed the software on one of my laptops with Windows XP Home Edition. This software kept complaining that no device/printers were detected in my home network.
Summary: Finding positive reviews on printers for more than home use has become a real challenge. I used to be an HP person but it was one bad review after another - especially for Mac users (which I am). So I went to Brother a while back - - I think it was the 5140dnl (?). It was a network ready model which I really needed. It was relatively fast but there were a lot of little things that would always be an issue.
Summary: This printer works great wireless. It's not too big and has some decent features. For the money, it's hard to beat. Now these are the things you may want to consider before purchasing this printer. Pros -Wireless printing/scanning -Price tag -Price tag of toner cartridge Cons -Wireless scanning, the process is not quick, data transfer via wireless is slow -No double-sided scanning/printing -Controls are not intuitive.
Summary: I love this printer, but had issues with the toner running out so quickly. The replacement cartridge started giving me "Low Toner" messages after 800 pages. Then it died at 1,000 pages. I was mad that I had to spend another $50 on toner so quickly. But then I read the reviews for "Brother TN350" and found out how to trick the printer into giving me many more pages of output. Thanks C. MACPHAIL for the great advice!
Nice product, documentation is lacking, no auto switching between wired and wireless connections
23 April 2009
Summary: This is being used in a public library setting where we have over 30 computers on a wired LAN. The operating systems include Windows 2000, XP, and Vista. There are several methods of installation in the print and CD-ROM instructions, but the only method that seemed to consistently work on all of our computers was the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). The instructions for this are found in the Network User's Guide, which is included in the HTML documents on the CD-ROM.
Summary: We purchased on Amazon last October and now have 7 months experience of use with this Brother for our home and small business. It is our first Brother product. The printer output has been exceptionally good, scanner function is acceptable, and fax is fax. A key benefit of this model of the wireless connectivity. It has been impressive and very easy using included installation CD. We have had no issues printing wirelessly from any of the 5 computers in our home.