Summary: I, like many purchasers of Laser Printers, was looking for an economical route to replace the ink-guzzling color inkjet printer that costs over $100 per refill. I still plan on keeping it for those jobs that I or my children need color for, but that only accounts for about 10% of out needs.
Summary: I keep seeing reviews here where people are blowing through the genuine toner cartridges long before they're empty. This is caused by a sensor on the right side of the toner bay which matches up with a little window on the cartridge.
Summary: I needed a printer that had low ink costs, with wireless, and duplex. I found this at a great price $149 (not here though). This is a family printer, for kids' increasing school work and that much dreaded tax return time.
Summary: I've had this printer for several weeks now. Setup was VERY EASY. I've got it connected - RJ45 - to my intranet. I have 3 computers configured to work with this printer. Two of these are running Windows 7. On my wife's laptop I didn't use the supplied setup CD.
Summary: Really, the only downside to this printer is you really have to use the setup CD to do what you should be able to do easily from the web interface. I've set up hundreds of different printers using their web interfaces, and this is the first I could not get to properly operate (wirelessly) through...
Summary: This little boy is excellent. And you can't beat it for the price too. Also extremely easy to set up. I am coming from an HP LaserJet, also 30 papers per minute. So I was comparing it to the HP when I shopped. My HP, while it served me good, was not as sharp black as the Brother is.
Summary: So here's where I went wrong: I trusted the MAC address that the printer told me. An assumption that punished me for a week. You'll have a problem if you have a MAC filter on your wireless router that allows only those MAC addresses you specify.
Summary: Great printer once you get it setup. I tried the setup wirelessly but that failed. Then I tried it with using a ethernet net cable and that failed too. I call Brother's tech support and they gave me a secret routine to reset the printer and then setup was a snap.
Good home printer - wireless setup easy if you follow the instructions
Eric J. Lind, Amazon
25 March 2010
Summary: We just picked up this printer as a replacement for our 6-year-old Samsung and we like it quite a bit. I did a wireless setup using a Windows 7 laptop and had no problems whatsoever. I followed the instructions in the booklet and everything worked just like it was supposed to.
Summary: I spent many hours over a couple of weeks reading user reviews, magazine reviews and visiting all the standard office stores to research my printer. I was replacing an HP 5L that I have had more years than I can remember. First I had to decide, color or b/w.