Great Printer, but you'd better have a new Linksys router!
Hyla's Brook "hylabrook", Amazon
4 January 2010
Summary: I was able to get this printer at a good price & liked the wireless idea. But when I opened the box and read the instructions I learned I had to use a router with a "Easy setup" button - i.e. a recent Linksys router. My router is a Netgear and functions very well, thank you.
Summary: I bought this printer when it first came out. I have a MacG5 and it was super simple to set up. As soon as I turned it on, my mac found the printer over the network, I followed the instructions and let 'er rip.
Summary: We bought this printer as a combined plain text photo printer. In general, this is a great printer with one major flaw: it goes through ink incredibly fast. Pros: -Wireless: I love this feature!
Great printer...installation not for the faint-of-heart...
T. Nicol, Amazon
20 January 2008
Summary: In the end, this printer works fine. I bought it because most reviews rated it as good - even better than the 6988 that replaces it. I didn't want anything fancy, just a reliable printer that would communicate with my wireless router connected to Windows XP (wired and wireless) and Mac OS computers...
Summary: Nice for the wireless home w/ more than one computer. I have three wireless computer on a N network. Once I did get the install disk to work the rest was easy and everything prints from the network.
Summary: I am very pleased with the HP DeskJet 6980 Color Printer. The only thing that I was not pleased with was the printer setup. The instructions are not very clear as to what step is needed for installation, you are basically guessing your way through.
Summary: I purchased this printer in July 2007 and so far have no complaints. As others have noted, when this printer springs into action it shakes quite a bit. I have it set up in a printer drawer, so when it rock & rolls it doesn't bother my work on the desktop.