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Brother HL-3170CDW
8.7 out of 10

Brother HL-3170CDW

Great Deal: $233.99

Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-3170CDW

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Overall 4
4.0

When printer goes to sleep it loses wireless connection

Roman, Amazon
29 March 2015
  • Summary: Print quality is great. The Sleep makes it so printer disappears from the network, and after Windows fails printing once, it doesn't print until network is reset or printer powered down and up (and most of the time PC as well). Never had this issue with older Brother printers.
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Overall 4
4.0

Oh brother, I wanted it to work out between us...

Muriel E.C.M., Amazon
4 December 2014
  • Summary: When you order this printer, you come with the understanding that yes, it is heavy (it weighs almost 40 lb), but when you turn it on, you also expect all the features to operate. Installation was easy and you need to have a USB male to B male cable (it doesn't come with the printer) to install the...
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor color quality

fisher, Amazon
20 October 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to replace an ~8 year old Oki C3200 color laser, and this Brother is superior in all respects except one: the color quality. I compared a couple of documents that I had printed a few weeks ago with the Oki to identical prints from the Brother and, wow, what a difference.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ethernet Connected Printer would not print most of the time

Kenneth S Morgan, Amazon
26 September 2014
  • Summary: We wanted an ethernet connection on a peer-to-peer network. Every other printer I have hooked up too this same network works fine. This printer did not. Even though I could view the IP address on a web browser, it had real problems communicating with the network.
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Overall 4
4.0

Annoyed with installation

Jesse J. Smith, Amazon
24 September 2014
  • Summary: VERY ANNOYED. Wireless printer requires a USB cable which of course does not come with this printer. I dont have time for this nonsense. Now I have to waste more time going to pick up a cable. Stop being cheap and give your customers a break, or at least make it clear what is required.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not what I expected

Truck Camper, Amazon
23 June 2014
  • Summary: I was looking for a color printer to use in the office. I use both the paper tray 1 and the manual paper tray. The Manual tray automatically recognizes that there is paper there, which is a plus, BUT it will only allow you to put one piece of paper in at a time!
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice but a toner hog!!

Mary, Staples
20 June 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a nice machine. I bought it in a pinch. I was given 2 hrs to get a new machine so unfortunately I couldn't get the one I originally wanted online as that would take 3-4 days delivery time. I went to the store and they only had 2 machines that were color and single function.
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Overall 4
4.0

I hate this printer...

Paul, Amazon
17 June 2014
  • Summary: Wow, "deep sleep mode" should be code for "doesn't work when you want it too." You have to physically turn the printer on and off to make it print. I have tried everything to disable it--you can't. The web is full of work-arounds. Work arounds? Really. Brother needs to get its act together.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good quality prints, but sucks the toner down like crazy

Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 June 2014
  • Summary: I like this quality of the prints this printer produces, but I really, really hate how much toner it uses. I have a Canon b&w toner-based laser printer, and the toner cartridge lasts for a good long time.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fine for text, awful for images

DorianaGraye, Amazon
30 May 2014
  • Summary: We bought this printer to replace our old workhorse, the HP2600. We were excited because this is an LED printer, and we thought it would add to the longevity of the product. I found the product easy to set up and the driver installation straightforward.
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