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Brother-hl-5280dw.271288
7.0 out of 10

Brother HL-5280DW

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Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-5280DW

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Overall 8
8.0

Pleased since 2006

SineLanguage, Amazon
26 September 2010
  • Summary: I have owned this printer since March 2006 and use it in a home/home office setting. I mainly have it set up with a wireless network, although I have used it occasionally with a wired LAN connection and the USB connection. I don't recall having any setup issues beyond those usually associated with entering all the correct codes and settings to connect to a wireless network. I had no issues when I changed routers and encryption protocols.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does what it's supposed to but beware of WPA setup!

raoul-sam daruwala, Amazon
3 March 2010
  • Summary: Nothing special to write here. It's tricky to set up. I couldn't get the wireless set up over WPA TKIP no matter how hard I tried (hours). I finally switched to WPA AES and it worked fine. I couldn't find any documentation about this on the Brother website or elsewhere. Pity. It could have taken 2 minutes to set up. I relayed this information to a friend of mine who has the same printer and he said he ended up doing what I had described.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buy no more Brother

Buy no more Brother, Amazon
19 February 2010
  • Summary: I bought this printer from another supplier and used it for about two years. It gave me a lot of trouble every time I moved it. After moving, it is always malfunction with red light saying "JAM INSIDE" which actually no jam at all. It prints at its own wish from time to time after we turn it on again. Sometimes it prints for a short while and then said jam again which actually no jam at all. This repeats again and again.
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Overall 10
10

Long time user

Yellow, Amazon
31 January 2010
  • Summary: Long time user of Brother printers. Have had about 15 printers thru the years, from HL-1240 up to the HL-5280 DW. Have six Brother printers in current use, three are MFC- in office use. All are Double side printers. Thru all these years only two problems and these were not the printers fault. #1. Lighting srike took out one MFC,it was on a surge protector, but the power line ran across about 500 feet of open water. The FAX and double sided copier function still worked.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Printer, but the fan noise drives me crazy

Stephen R. Starr, Amazon
4 December 2009
  • Summary: Great Printer for the price. But the cooling fan is unnecessarily loud. I will probably return it just for this reason, which is a shame, because otherwise I like it.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent printer

Gapich, Amazon
20 July 2009
  • Summary: I really like this printer: It is very fast and the paper curling problem I worried about is negligible.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth your time. Especially if you are a Mac user!

Joseph "Common book reader", Amazon
15 April 2009
  • Summary: The printer does not work as advertised. Half a day reading manuals. Most of it on the phone with Brother Support. The WiFi part of this printer is a double edge sword. After finally getting it to show up on the network, turns out that if you try to print large files, the wifi gets taxed and will not print. Also, it is a MAC users nightmare. There are no less than 27 steps to get this to work with your MAC.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent printer

David A. Hirmes, Amazon
1 April 2009
  • Summary: I was looking for a printer that provided: Very high resolution, dual-side printing, and wireless. Kind of a strange set of requirements, but if that's what you're looking for, this printer is for you. I've had it several months now and it has performed well. It's true, the lights dim a bit when it prints. Otherwise, no complaints. Set up was easy on my Mac/Airport WiFi.
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Overall 10
10

Easy install, fast and reliable operation

David, Amazon
6 January 2009
  • Summary: I'm using this wirelessly with both a Mac and PC and all the drivers installed flawlessly on both systems. The printer is fast, and output looks good. Haven't seen a jam yet, though envelopes can crinkle a bit if not lined up perfectly in the single-use tray. I love the duplex feature. Some of the driver settings are not as clearly described as they could be, but experimentation will teach.
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Overall 10
10

Love this printer

DJFinlay, Amazon
16 October 2008
  • Summary: Nice size, great price, easy to set up and works great. I am happy with my purchase decision.
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