Excerpt: Definitely would not recommend this printer. The daily ritual is to unplug power and plug in back it to get network connection back. I spoke with Dell support many times and could never resolve for any length of time. Other printers on the same network in the same location (same brand and other brands) do not have this problem.
Would be great if if could maintain a wifi connection...but it won't
Adam Long, Amazon
8 April 2014
Summary: The printer has great specs and features for the price--particularly wifi connectivity and airprint. That said, those are both absolutely worthless due to the fact that the printer won't stay connected to the network. Print quality is fine, scans are good, the printer software works acceptably well, but what's the point of a wireless printer if I have to go unplug it from the wall and let it reboot before I can print to it?
Excerpt: The printer has great features for the price, but the stupid printer will not maintain a network connection for more than a day. What's the point of a wireless printer if I have to get up and unplug it from the wall to get it to reboot before I can print anything? Never buying a Dell printer again. All the other feature are completely worthless since it won't maintain a network connection.
Excerpt: While this prints well, and we enjoy the wireless printing option, the toner cartridge has less than half the stated lifetime. My previous copier/printer/scanner would get at least 2500 copies for the same priced toner. This unit gets 700! I don't know what kind of blank pages they copied to be able to report getting 1500 copies per cartridge. and when it is out, it stops printing...no coaxing a few more copies. VERY DISAPPOINTING.
Summary: Needed a new scanner when my Canon would no longer work when I bought a windows 8 laptop. decided to give this Dell printer a try since it included a scanner. initial setup was easy, I was even able to install without having to use the CD as I was able to just download the software from the Dell website. the printer worked fine and I really liked the wireless feature and not having to use a printer cables anymore. until I changed a setting on my wireless network at home.