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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I bought this printer for very specific reasons: 1) to waste less paper via the duplexing, 2) to print my 30 page docs fast, 3) to stop messing with ink cartridges every month, and 4) WIRELESS. It really works great for all of these things but I cannot get the wireless option to recognize my network. The manual which looks so thorough is no help. I really wish I hadn't paid extra for it now as I've got a long blue network cable strung across my living room.
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.