Excerpt: Though I already own a scanner and laser printer, I make bulk copies of multiple documents for business. Thus, I went out to Fry’s and bought a Brother MFC-8890DW High-Performance All-in-One Laser Printer With Wireless Networking and Duplex. Similar to the high-tech copying and printing machines you might find at Office Depot, this machine has printing, scanning, faxing, and copying abilities.
Summary: The set-up for this all-in-one was a breeze. Only a rudimentary command of the Engish language and computerese is necessary to accomplish it! It took a while to realize that the toner cartridge fits inside a carrier before inserting. Kind of stupid! The supplies are inexpensive, a factor that needs to be considered whenever you purchase anything with expendables.
Summary: Hard to believe that a newer model printer could be worse than the older. We own two 8480dn and then bought this thinking it would be an upgrade. This printer is terrible. Constant paper jams from duplexing, scan to email function is horrible and hardly works properly. its just been a mess. Have had to send to repair many times, and we've actually given up. Don't waste your time here.
Summary: Printer purchased on May 30th. On July 6th, the network printing function stopped. I contacted Brother tech support who had me working with the machine and my computer for approximately 30 minutes. After it became clear it was not going to work, Brother told me to contact my router manufacturer. I did, walked though some steps with their tech support, and my router was working perfectly. I even had another router from another manufacturer, so I set that up.
Summary: Easy to set up wireless connection works like a champ! Duplex printing & scanning saves alot of time (and paper). ONLY DRAWBACK - "Remote" user interface for device setting (i.e., from PC vs. directly on device console) is NOT intuitive. Trial and Error is best method - Oh yea... and the password is "access" (this hidden in the bowls of their "not-so-user-friendly" guide...
Summary: I was looking for a printer to replace my aging HP LaserJet 1300, while adding network scanning functionality so I could get rid some of the bills and documents around the house. If you're looking for a printer with light copying/scanning functionality, this device is probably fine. I was personally disappointed with the scanning and copying capabilities for this price, so will probably opt for a more expensive unit to get scanning features that work well.
Summary: I had the HP 3390 laser jet for many years but when I recently switched from a PC to Mac, the printer would not work. I opted for the Brother (could not give another dime to HP) and have to say the experience has been very good so far. The setup was pretty straightforward to get the machine wireless and I even hooked up my old PC to the 8890DW and it works great. The scanner is slower, much slower than the HP, but the quality is good.
Summary: I bought this machine specifically because I needed it to be wireless. My office set-up does not support cable connectivity. I've owned this thing for six months now, and I've had to call Brother tech support half a dozen times to sort out problems with the wireless networking. This machine frequently gets "disconnected" from the wireless network. When it does, I run the WLAN utility and find that the machine is not "seeing" a single wireless network in the area.