I purchased this item to replace my All-in-One that no longer worked. The fact that it had a fax included was great even though I won't need it. It prints quickly and quietly. It is great for home office or small business office. Really a phenomenal product for the price.
Excellent everyday home printer.Easy set up, prints fast, wireless works great, very well build and $49.99 at office depot 3 weeks ago great price.It puts my lexmark and hp to shame but I would not expect any less from a great co like brother.
I have 3 PC's on my wireless network: desktop with Windows XP Home, laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium, and work laptop with Windows XP Professional. The printer connected quickly to the network with my hidden SSID and WPA2 PSK key. I then started installing the drivers with the XP desktop, which connected quickly, but then when I installed them on the Windows 7 laptop, Windows 7 changed the printer configuration to a static IP address different from what the router had automatically assigned, so the WinXP desktop would no longer connect. The printer display showed me the IP address, but I could't find an easy way to adjust properties on the installed driver, so I un-installed and re-installed the software on the WinXP desktop. LESSON: If you have Windows 7 and XP PC's on the same network, better install drivers on the Win7 PC first. One time the printer lost the network configuration, don't know why, but it was rather easy to setup again using the same static IP and setting the IP address.
I concur with other reviewers that this printer does not give the highest quality print, but it is certainly more than adequate for home use.
I will update this review once I have tested the scan-to-email, scan-to-PC, OCR, and fax features.
Just bought this. My husband drives truck and needs to fax a lot of paper. I can't believe how fast it is and how quiet.
I read a review from a woman who said it would not work with wireless. If you have Sprint wireless it will not work unless you have a Sprint router. (How convenient for Sprint!) She also said that there was no USB hookup. There is but it is inside the machine. I am very happy with the product and feel for the price it can't be beat!
Pros: Value for Money, Features, Quiet, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Performance
I ordered this printer because I just got a new computer with windows 7 and couldn't use my older Brother MFC210. I really like Brother brand printers and this one is great. I like being able to print wirelessly from where ever I am in the house. I don't use it for pictures but for every day and business printing its the best.
Pros: Value for Money, Features, Easy to Use, Design, Performance
With a price of $99.99 I didn't think this product could live up to the descrirption and other reviews. But was I wrong. This could be the best bargain I've gotten in years. I've had the maching for only a couple of weeks but I've tried all ot the features and it works like a charm. Once I figured out how to configure my router, wireless setup was a breeze. Having one machine for printing, copying, scanning and faxing is a real space saver. Looks great too.
I bought one of these after reading the great reviews. The printer alone could not connect to our wireless network automatically. I was able to connect it manually. So far, so good. After I installed the software on my computer, it was not able to find the printer even though it was sitting right next to the computer and showing an active wireless connection on the printer itself. Spent several hours trying to get it to work trying different things and different installation options. Finally gave up. It also messed up my own instlaation of Paper Port 11, which seems to be part of the software suite that comes with it. I had to do a system restore, then put in my own PaperPort software CD before I could use my own PaperPort software again. I was extremely disappointed as I previously had a Brother MFD that I liked for 7 years. I had to return this one to the Staples store where I bought it for a refund. We have another wireless printer that works OK, just don't like the HP scanning interface, so thought this would be a cheap and better alternative. The instructions suggest installing via cable, however, there is no USB calbe option on ths printer. BEWARE.
I had originally planned on purchasing a different, more expensive, product. I then read a couple of reviews on it that were not good, so I kept reading and ended up with this. I spent $150 less than planned, and am so happy with the product. It was easy to set up and works beautifully.
Good price and decent quality. I would have rated this 5 stars except that the scanner doesn't work, an error message appears. This happened with my previous Brother MFC Printer also. This is obviously a glitch in the software that Brother hasn't, or can't fix. There should be a downloadable patch or update to remedy this ~ Brother, are you listening?
Pros: easy wirelss connections, scans to pc, quick printing, crisp prints
Cons: nothing really yet
we were looking for a low cost wireless printer with auto document feeder, low cost replacement ink and copy/scan function. A fax is something which we rarely use - but whenever we need it, it is a problem getting to one (located at the community office)... so at this price this was a super package ! The wireless operation is really quick and the scan to PC function is very useful.The printer design is compact and easily fits in the side board unit . Printing speed is quick enough & comparable to any other inkjet printer we have used .. in fact a bit faster than the lexmark before this. I really like the software package (version 3) it is bug free and lets you choose the quality of the print/scan/copy in just a few uncomplicated steps. When we bought this, there were very few reviews on the internet for this particular model - but iam glad we took the chance. Final recommendation-- Just go for it if you want if for low to medium printing needs around the house or Home office.
Pros: easy fast setup, software universal with other brother wireless, liquid ink
Cons: copy function is slow - expected for an inkjet
Bought this as a disposable printer for a temporary jobsite. I chose Brother because I am happy with the MFC-6490CW wide format version at home. This little printer was shared by 3 Engineers via a wi fi hotspot for over 3 months and when it came time to leave, I couldn't part with it. I shipped it home and it will be used in the RV. Wireless software and paperport is the same with either of my Brother printers so my laptop transfers between machines seamlessly. This purchase eliminates all of the troublesome dried up ink HP printers in my life.
This product works like a charm, wireless configuration was easy. Everything has been working fine so far. This is my second all-in-one printer from brother, i gave my first one to a friend, since i was moving to a different state. Never had problems with that one either.