Summary: I have four of the units now and really like them. I agree with those who have setup this unit as a network printer. It is very confusing. For PC's, it is a little easier than for Mac's. And when setup using a Mac, the printer is delayed and sometimes requires resending. The setup is mostly done through the menu keypad on the unit itself and that is where it is confusing. I would advise writing each step down as you go, then xing out the steps that don't work.
Summary: I have used a Samsung ML-2151 Laser Printer for years now. I own a small fine dining restaurant and it is too costly for me to go to a commercial printer to print out menus or flyers. This baby does it all and relatively fast. The great features of this machine are the toner saver, and built in duplexing. You can print watermarks on you copies if you like. The print cartridge lasts forever and can be refilled by unscrewing the top and bottom.
Summary: At the under $600.00 range, this is an unbeatable 21 ppm network printer. Contrary to the previous review the manual does tell you how to setup networking on the printer via the control panel. It also explains how to setup clients to print to it. My problem with the manual is that it isn't clearly layed out and the instructions I refer to are located in three sperate sections many pages apart. It's a long read at 233 pages too.
Summary: I bought this laser because it had good reviews. I wanted to use it to "proof" black and white photos before sending them to the printing press. All images output from the ML-2151N have horizontal banding (faint lines) across them. I called Samsung tech-support and was told "that's just the way the printer is" "you'll have to take it back" when I asked what printer would work for me he recommended a color laser. Text is fast and great. Also use the double sided printing.
Great printer. But zero instructions for network install.
Harvey Motulsky, Amazon
7 November 2003
Summary: This is an amazing deal! Holds 500 sheets. Duplex (two sided) printing. Windows and Mac. Prints quickly. High quality. Can automatically print two pages on one. My only minor complaint is that it is a bit noisier than I expected when printing. But this is minor, because it is completely silent when at rest. The only problem is getting it installed. I imagine that hooking up a parallel or USB cable will be easy.