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Brother HL-2170W
6.2 out of 10

Brother HL-2170W

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

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Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-2170W

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Overall 4
4.0

Buy it, if you under Chinese instruction in English

Lee S., Newegg
18 September 2010
  • Summary: Message from Brother Setup stated "If the Ethernet cable is connected to this machine, please remove it." It should said, "Remove Ethernet Cable from your Printer Now to activate your Wireless"
  • Pros: Cheap, Small, Light and seem to be fast.
  • Cons: Take forever to configure. It's wireless. Yes, it is -- if you remove Ethernet cable, however you needed Ethernet cable to configure your Wireless. Other words you have a choice, Wireless or Ethernet, but not both at same time. Every time, configuration finished, it print 2 pages... and it still ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Read the instructions

Alton Crowell "Tony Crowell", Amazon
29 August 2010
  • Summary: This little fellow is a remarkable value. I am a Mac user (Snow Leopard system) and had allotted extra time for installation in view of some cautions from earlier reviewers. To my delight, I followed the instructions for a wired installation and it was running smoothly in just a few minutes.
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Overall 4
4.0

Toner Sucks

Gary S., Newegg
31 July 2010
  • Summary: This printer was extremely hard to get recognized by my network. The product manual could be a whole lot better for explaining how to get it to work on a b/g wireless network. Between the two main issues on this printer I gave it two stars.
  • Pros: Reasonably priced laser printer. Prints fast compared to ink jets.
  • Cons: Toner cartridge that came with the printer lasted about 12 pages (yes, pages) before getting a toner warning on the printer. Despite taking the toner cartridge out several times and shaking it to even out the toner, I still get the warning light and nothing will print. Will order a replacement ca...
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Overall 4
4.0

An excuse to sell printer cartridges

Ben Carter, Amazon
19 July 2010
  • Summary: I have this printer and I also had the 2140 before it. After about 1000 sheets I get a pop up on my computer telling me the toner is bad. I know, starter cartridge, low yield. The problem is, the print quality is fine so I know there is nothing wrong with the toner.
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Overall 4
4.0

Horrid Wireless Setup

California Dreamin, Amazon
27 December 2009
  • Summary: I just moved, and spent 12 frustrating hours trying to get this !@#$ 2170W to setup in wireless mode with my TrendNet 652BRP. I was not able to make the WEP mode work nor the WPA2 network modes. The "Failed to Associate" problem persisted until I dropped from WPA2 down to WPA mode.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wireless Setting PITA, Then Printer Can't Print!

Danny Lu, Amazon
26 October 2008
  • Summary: After reading everyone's review about how easy the wireless set up was, I decided to jump on this. The people who had an easy time setting this up, I don't know how they did it. I'm a very computer savvy type of person, who built several custom computers, etc...
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