Summary: Great little printer, no technical problems, fine on toner. Tossed it in the trash after about 2 years since the start up current surge blinks our UPS systems and lights throughout office every time it prints. Back to the original brand I had for 18 years and love it. Bye bye Brother printers. Great fax machine though.
Worked great, and then squeaky wheels and paper jams
Holl G. Bayonas "Holli B.", Amazon
23 November 2011
Summary: This printer was easy to set up and lived up to all of the previous great reviews on Amazon. I'm computer savvy, but not a network expert. I was able to easily connect the printer to my wireless modem and then add all of my laptops wirelessly with the install disk. I loved this printer but after having it since January, 2010 and only going through one toner pack, it has started having problems. The wheels inside squeak, which ends in a paper jam.
Summary: I bought this printer about two years ago. I needed something relatively cheap that would fulfill my rather infrequent printing needs. So after doing some basic research, it seemed that this device was a very good balance between price and functionality. When I first set the printer up, it worked perfectly. The setup was extremely easy, as Windows 7 includes the driver installations for this device and I didn't need to use any software that came with the printer.
Summary: The printer is a great printer as long as it's using USB. I use it in Linux and have used it in Windows. It's very nice. As for the networking; It's very bad and has never once worked. I followed the directions and it never worked. Both wired and wireless. I'm trying now to get the printer to use the DHCP server on the Ethernet. No luck. It simply won't accept it. I see it trying to communicate with the server, but it doesn't.
Summary: I have had this printer for over a year. I tried several times to get it to function via wireless on my network. I got it to work ONCE. Then, after I had to reboot the router I lost network connectivity and could not get it back. That was on a Windows XP PC. More recently, my husband and I tried to set it up on my husband's Windows 7 PC. He is a techie and could not get the thing to work via wireless. Via ethernet cable it works like a charm.
Summary: I purchased this printer back in September 2010. It is currently connected via USB, because I cannot setup WIFI on it (which was how I setup it up originally). In order to re-configure the wifi settings, which is what I was going to do, you have to reconnect the printer through the ethernet cable. However, the ethernet light briefly comes on during the printer reset/power cycle, and then it goes off again.
Fast printer, but toner rip-off and unable to go wireless
27 August 2010
Summary: I've been using this printer at my work place and I'm happy to work with such a fast unit as we print hundreds of letters. However, I was not able to set it up as a wireless unit, no matter what I tried. I'm usually good with technology and I'm considered an advanced computer installer and troubleshooter. So now I'm using it with the USB connection.
Summary: This printer is fairy easy to set up and get going - if you don't deal with the wireless set up. And the unit itself and laser printing is more cost effective than inkjets - if the goofy toner sensor doesn't prematurely indicate you're out of ink. I'm not a technophobe, but it took me over an hour to set this printer up on my wireless network. The instructions were like 20 pages long. Really?
Summary: It's quite easy to set up this printer with a cable, but good luck trying to set up wireless networking. I've tried everything in the manual and on the Brother website, but nothing seems to work.
Pros: Fast Print Time, Low toner consumption, Reliable, Sharp detail