I have no idea how all the other positive reviews found this easy. I am going to try hardwiring it with ...
James Weiner, Amazon
29 March 2015
Summary: More trouble than its worth. I'm fairly tech savy, and this was a nightmare. If you dont have a USB cable to set it up, dont bother. The manual setup takes a couple of hours and requires some very in-depth digging into your wireless network. "Deep Sleep" is awful.
Summary: The printer works mostly as advertised, but I ordered this printer over others because it was advertised as Apple Airprint compatible. Well, Airprint works- for about 5 minutes after you turn it on. After that, it won't work on any iPad, iPhone etc.
Summary: Bought this printer for printing from iOS devices via AirPrint. Printer kept going to sleep then deep sleep. If you don't pair with the printer BEFORE it goes to sleep it doesn't show up. You cannot turn off deep sleep.
Summary: I was told by a Brother technician that this printer could be hooked up directly (hard wire) to a router so I could use it with several printers. Not true. I wold have to use a wireless device whick interferes with other equpt. in my office, so I had to hook it up (USB) to just one computer.
Summary: I bought this printer due to it being labeled on the Google Cloud Print list as a "Cloud Ready Printer" meaning I can print from my phone, tablet, and Chromebook or other internet connected device without a host computer. Well so far that has not happened. Still working on it with Google.
Excerpt: Brother phone support was AWEFUL. This is the fourth Brother printer/office machine I have purchased (2 laser printers which were networked, 1 ink jet) and the phone support was rude, arrogant, insulting and would not listen or transfer me to a supervisor for advance support.
... a brother black laser printer before and it works amazing hence brother again
15 February 2015
Summary: I had a brother black laser printer before and it works amazing hence brother again. but disappointed with this one, thought newer version should be better, but no! when print black labels, the ink seems to be skiing on the paper, it goes everywhere, although it comes out ok if you print again...