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Brother HL-2170W
6.7 out of 10

Brother HL-2170W

Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer with Wireless and Wired Read more

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Overall 8

Good quality for a low price

Kevin K., Newegg
9 August 2015
  • Summary: This is still going strong for me. I only use it wired to the router simply because I just didn't want to go through the set-up process to do it wireless. It spits out good quality prints and it does it quick.
  • Pros: Reliable. Quick. Quality prints. Easy to use.
  • Cons: Wireless set up is a bit tedious.
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Overall 8

Unbelievable price (not in a good way)

MARCUS H., Newegg
21 June 2015
  • Summary: Good printer, but only at maybe 10% of the current price of $799.95 + $40.99 shipping.
  • Pros: Great printer, I purchased a couple of years back, although from Office Depot I think, not Newegg. Running on home network through a wireless router, absolutely no problems whatsoever, all devices see the printer and install drivers without issue. Clear, clean printing, ideal for home use (unless...
  • Cons: I posted mainly because of the price being charged. Currently showing as $799.95 + $40.99 shipping through some party called "Action Packaged Inc." This is beyond ridiculous, and I wish Newegg were a bit more diligent about who they allow to sell on their website. I paid under $100 for this a cou...
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Overall 8

Still working

steve s., Newegg
17 August 2014
  • Pros: Always works no problems. I don't print much so I don't like to use a inkjet. This printer isn't the one that I returned and is still working. I had a refurbished one that I bought at (can't say where, apparently it is inappropriate, or so said the filters on this page) before this and it failed ...
  • Cons: The Ethernet failed they would replace it but I didn't want to I just used USB after that.
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Overall 10

Running as Expected

Stanley J., Newegg
23 February 2014
Overall 6

Solid Printer - Aside of WiFi

Jerry G., Newegg
24 November 2012
  • Summary: Happy with printer aside from WiFi issue
  • Pros: Fast Reliable Good with Printer Toner
  • Cons: Printer's WiFi is broken or bad coding. Tried to connect this printer for hours to wireless network before just giving up and using USB
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Overall 10

brother HL Series HL-2170W

Martin M., Newegg
18 November 2011
  • Pros: I’ve been play testing this printer for over a year…everything is working great!
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10

Works Well

Nicholas M., Newegg
21 April 2011
  • Summary: Bought as a combo deal with a toner cartridge for a total of $124.48.
  • Pros: Hasn't failed me. Does it's job well.
  • Cons: Need to use tape over sensor to get full life out of toner cartridges.
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Overall 10

Great Printer

Patrick B., Newegg
15 March 2011
  • Summary: I paid less than eighty bucks with free shipping to boot. You can't beat that. Wish I had the 2270 because of the automatic duplexing but you can't beat this printer very easy
  • Pros: Amazing printer. It's simple but it gets the job done. 2600 pages per high yield toner cartridge. Easily set up wireless. Had to hook it up with an ethernet cable first but then was able to just install the CD on each computer on my network. Prints fast too.
  • Cons: Not really a con but I bought a toner cartridge off Eb-ay that wasn't a manufacturer original I guess you could say. I had to put it in and out a couple of times for it to accept it but i finally did.
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Overall 2


Tim S., Newegg
31 January 2011
  • Pros: fine quality, fast
  • Cons: Wireless NEVER worked. Installed the software a dozen times over on three computers. Software is garbage. Printing via ethernet stopped after 6 months. No warnings, no error, explanation, no flashing lights, windows just says "Printing - Error" and the thing sits like a stone.
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Overall 10


Scott C., Newegg
3 January 2011
  • Summary: I have five kids. I have used this for home office and personal use for more than four years. This printer is the family workhorse and has gone through several 10's of thousands of pages of printing. I have had very good luck with the life of toner cartridges.
  • Pros: Excellent quality for the price. Reasonable purchase price (great price if you can get it as a special for under a "C" note), relatively cheap to print (toner goes a long way), fast printing, reliable, and on, and on. [See Other Thoughts]
  • Cons: Three main problems. 1) It will not deliver my print jobs from the basement (networked printer) to the first floor where I print some of my jobs. 2) It doesn't have a feature to prevent my kids from running multiple "junk" print jobs. 3) It doesn't truncate the mapquest print jobs from my wife to...
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