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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    This printer is the way to go.

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    If you are looking for a compact printer for standard print jobs, this is a great printer for it! I am a college student and have had this printer for a year. I've printed many, MANY sheets of paper and only a few months ago did I have to replace the original toner. The print quality is great and the printing speed is surprisingly fast. Also, it's very easy to use and set up and Brother customer service has been great (I called for help setting up a new network to the printer, something that I could have done myself with a little bit more computer smarts). The wireless printing is very convenient, but even without wireless this would have been a great buy. Even though it does not print color or have other fancy features, it is low maintenance and gets the job done!! I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic printer with no hassles!

    Posted .

    This printer is perfect! The quality is exactly what one would expect form a laser printer and the speed is more than adequate. You have to connect to the printer on a LAN with a Cat5 cable to setup the Wireless part, but it's very simple to do. The only complaint is when the printer thinks the Toner is low it stops printing until you replace the Toner. I put this to the test and put a piece of tape over the on the side of the Toner cartridge and sure enough I have printed over 400 more pages that are absolutely perfect and there are no signs the Toner is on empty. That means the Toner that came with the printer will print well over 1,000 pages (the advertised amount). Best Buy sells the replacement Toner cartridges in two sizes. When I truly run out of Toner I will replace it with the bigger cartridge that advertises 2,300 pages. With some luck maybe I will get at least 3,000 out of it by taping the hole on the side!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great printer for the money

    Posted .

    While this printer was well worth the sale price; I would also consider purchasing it at its full price. The most significant benefit of this printer is its inclusion of wireless networking. If you need a small office or home B/W laser in a location that is difficult to string CAT cable, this printer should be on your short list. Once out of the box, it took me about ten minutes to get this printer fully connected to my network via 802.11g wireless conenction using a Buffalo AOSS compatible router. The easy setup with AOSS (and I'm assuming SecureEasySetup and Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is straight forward and very easy to use. If you have a newer router made by Buffalo (AOSS), LinkSys (SecureEasySetup), or whatever devices are certified for Wi-Fi protected setup, it should be as easy as using the CD to start the setup, pressing a button on the printer and another one on the router to initiate communications, and follow the onscreen prompts to finish the driver installation. If you have an older router, I'm not sure how easy or difficult it would be to setup without using one of these automated routines, but the instruction guide seems to be pretty straightforward. The print quality is on par with what I've typically seen from B/W lasers. It's a bit faster than the laser it replaced (an HP 1012); howeevr, it's also a bit noiser -- neither the speed nor the noise increase were enough to make me consider one printer over another. My only hesitation with this model is because of some negative experiences with Brother laser printers in the past. I'm an IT professional by trade, and I've seen Brother lasers have a tendency to develop print issues after a couple of years. However, this printer is replacing an HP that died after two years, so I guess many of the laser printers in this price range aren't made to last more than a few years.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good wireless printer

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    As stated by many of the other reviewers of this product, the one major drawback is the wireless installation. I followed the recommendation of hard-wiring to the router for setup, then disconnecting the cable once it was complete, and I think that is indeed the best way to do it -- it REALLY helps. But, I still had trouble because the onscreen setup instructions were not detailed enough and I ended up first downloading the online PDF manual (a pain), then calling the Brother help line. A plus here is that the help personnel were very nice and walked me through the steps for installation quickly (probably because they're so skilled at it now since lots of people probably call!!). Bottom line, make sure you know exactly what kind of wireless network you have and be careful in the options you select at each step, and you'll probably be ok with installing it. Otherwise, if it's taking longer than 30 min, just call the help line. Once it was set up, I had no complaints -- it's a great printer for the price, so now if I'm upstairs working on my laptop I don't need to go downstairs to dock my laptop and print to the hard-wired printer, I can just click "Print" and it's done.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Very solid printer for the money.

    Posted .

    I am a college student. I've had this printer for 2 months, and I've printed 800+ pages with it; usually 10-30 pages at a time. First, you should know that this printer does not come with a printer/USB cable. However, if you are replacing a fairly modern printer, you can just re-use that cable. Otherwise, you have to purchase the cable. Fortunately, the printer comes with a starter toner, which lets you print quite a bit before buying a new cartridge. Setup was ridiculously easy, even for wireless printing. I love the speed of printing -- it really comes in handy when printing medium-quality documents for personal use. Please note: This is not a high-resolution printer! Don't expect to print great black-and-white pictures with this equipment. This printer is for documents. While it's not so great for images, it really does a fantastic job at printing papers/essays/articles. My only complaint is that this printer does a poor job of double-sided printing for documents that are above 8 pages in length. I mean, the printer doesn't even have the double-sided print option -- you have to actually print the odd pages, and then insert them back into the tray in a certain orientation, and then print the evens so that they come up on the other side. I know it sounds complicated, but you get used to it (if you have to, like me!) What tends to happen, though, is that after a few pages of printing, the paper starts to curl up a tiny bit at the edges. Not a big deal -- except for that when you re-insert these pages into the tray (to print on the other side), the curls cause the printer to possibly skip a page, and then the orientation of the double-sidedness is completely messed up. So -- if you want to print a lot of double-sided documents, I really suggest paying a little extra for a different printer with that feature. Otherwise, this printer really gets standard jobs done well and is completely worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good utility printer for the money

    Posted .

    After years of ink jet printers and costly replacement cartridges that dry up we went for a simple laser printer. The Brother Network-Ready Wireless Black-and-White Laser Printer has been a solid perfomer for our needs. All we really wanted is a basic printer that can be dependable enough to support our home network of computers that consists of one Windows 7 64-bit laptop, two Windows XP desktops, one Mac Book Pro, and one iMac (both with Leopard). All machines work flawlessly with this printer. The iMac even uses Parallels to run Windows XP and we can print from there as well. The only real gripe I have with it is it is slow to be recognized hard-wired to the network (but fine once it is) during installing the driver on each machine and attempting to get it to connect via wireless was beyond frustrating. Since its footprint is so small we just placed it under our desk and have it hard-wired. Setting it up with a dedicated IP did not seem to help. So after two hours of messing with it I gave up and ran an Eternet cable to it. No big deal but I feel a little taken by HP's "wireless" claim being an easy set up. It is not. FYI: the router we use is a NetGear RangeMax 802.11g Wireless Router. I have had no issues connecting any other type of equipment with this router. Overall, if you want a basic and dependable laser printer that you can hard-wire to your network this little guy is a very good choice. I wish you luck if you want to connect it wireless. For the record I have 15 years in the tech field and have run multiple Windows 2000 servers to host web sites out of my home so I'm not new to networking.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best $100 I've Spent in a Long Time

    Posted .

    I was looking for a laser printer with a few basics: wireless built in, ease of setup, an actual tray to load a stack of paper, an optional manual-feed tray, speed and the ability to print high quality. This product meets all those expectations and exceeds them in speed, quality, ease of setup, and price. I was printing wirelessly from my laptop within 20 minutes of opening the box. Adding the drivers (and wireless-ready config) on additional computers takes less than 5 minutes each. The "starter" toner cartridge provides a reasonable 1000 prints (replacements offer 1500 or 2500). Perfection at a great price! Now we'll just see if it lasts.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great replacement for a HL2040

    Posted .

    I have been using Brother laser printers for many years and I am very happy with their performance. I don't need them for any sophisticated or complex printing (kids homework, assays, internet pages, maps, the usual home use). This was a replacement for a brother HL2040 which I had for few years. The drum light started blinking and when I went to get the replacement drum, I learned that it costs almost 120$. I saw this newer wireless model for 119$ on sale. For the same price, I got a faster printer with a new drum and a "starter" toner. The sad part is that high price of the drum compared to the price of a newer printer, encourages people to discard, throw away or recycle equipment that is still functioning.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Feature-rich printer at Best price

    Posted .

    If you are a student or business and print lots of B/W text this printer is perfect. And what a relief to be untethered from the printer! Although I wasn't planning to, I have gradually pared my home office down to one tall file cabinet in guest room closet. Goodbye clutter, hello space! Also, long stretches of time on the computer are less tedious & claustrophobic if you can move anywhere. SETUP/USAGE: Clear, easy instructions. Great tech support, if needed. Simple to use. GOOD DESIGN: Printer and drum are only parts consumer needs to access. Even paper jams are direct access and easy to fix. STRONG SIGNAL: Router is in hall closet, printer is in a living room cabinet with audio/video equipment, yet I can sit in the same room (or outside on patio) with my laptop and printouts are done by the time I walk across the room. Fast and quiet! PRINT QUALITY/VOLUME: As an online student, I can print out a textbook chapter without worrying about running out of ink. Extrafine print (like warrenties) prints clear. You can use a highlighter immediately without smudging. Easy instructions for manual duplex printing in CD manual. Also has toner save mode. SUPPLIES: The replacement toner cartridge cost is the same as an inkjet cartridge but lasts much longer (1,500 pages). Drum is inexpensive also, good for 12,000 pages. PRICE: I shopped the price online, and BestBuy had the best price. It seems to go on sale regularly, but even at regular price it’s feature rich.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    GREAT printer

    Posted .

    This is a great printer. I bought this printer at $99.00 when it was on sale. I might not have bought it at the regular price but at the sale price, I couldn't resist. If you are hesitant, you might want to wait until it goes on sale because this printer went on sale twice at $99 while I was waiting to purchase it. This printer is great, fast printing, quiet and generally a good printer. I needed a laser printer because i'm in law school and I needed to print lots of documents and have the ability to highlight without the ink smudging. I didn't need any frills, and the printer provides that. just a basic black and white laser printer at an affordable price. However, setting the printer to work wirelessly with a macbook was a pain. My friend set up hers rather quickly with the help of a friend (who works in IT) for her pc, but for the macbook it took hours to figure out. The instructions provided with the printer do not help at all. But, if you want to use it with an usb cable, it's quick to set up. Printer does not come with a usb cable by the way.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great printer - wireless setup tricky

    Posted .

    I bought this printer after reading reviews that it was difficult to install wirelessly. Being relatively computer savvy and comparing those reviews with others, I was confident I could handle it. It was WAY more difficult than I expected - simply because neither the provided documentation or online instructions covered what I needed to do to get the printer to communicate with my FIOS router. Brother DEFINITELY needs to update their instructions. IF YOU ARE USING FIOS, HERE ARE SOME TIPS: If you have FIOS, don't even bother reading the woefully insufficient enclosed instructions. Go straight to the online documentation at the Brother Solutions Center (google search) and read all the way and follow all the instructions in those 36 pages. You'll need every step. Disable ALL firewalls INCLUDING the one within the FIOS router. Actually the router just allows you to "minimize" the firewall but that is enough to get the installation done. I disabled windows and Norton firewalls and didn't realize FIOS had one, too. One piece of info I simply couldn't find in the FIOS documentation is that the authentication mode is "Open system" vs. "Shared Key." I had to learn that by trial and error. In the last step before physically installing the drivers, you will probably still not get the IP addresses of the printer and computer to be similar (i.e. 1st 6 numbers the same), and aftewards will need to go into the FIOS router network to manually assign the IP address to the brother printer. Then, when you are installing the drivers and are prompted to select the printer name, don't bother. Select the "IP Address" option and manually input the IP address. Hope this review helps FIOS users save some time.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic value

    Posted .

    I had originally set out to purchase ink cartridges for my color ink jet, but when I compared the ink prices with the then-current sale price, for about $20 more, it was a no-brainer to purchase this printer. I find this printer a terrific value even at the regular price compared to any other offerings currently available. considering that 95% of my printing is black and white, the value is even greater. Installation went smoothly for both Windows XP, 2000 and CUPS for Linux. The Status Monitor works more reliably for Windows 2000 than XP, but I have never had the printer fail to print (as long as I had it turned on!). Linux CUPS does not have this exact model listed, but I found one for a similar laser printer that works perfectly. This printer has a very quick warm up time. From its sleep stage, I can print a one or two page document, and by the time I get up and cross the bedroom, it has finished printing. The output is sharp and clear, even down to 6 pt, I have not tried it below that. Gray scale seems pretty decent. If I had any real wish, it would be for automatic duplex capability. I was spoiled by my ink-jet having that, but the Brother does have clear instructions on using the manual duplexing capability. Having said this, Brother may have just began ushering in a new era of affordable quality monochrome laser printers for the average home user and small business that does not need to do a lot of color printing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Meets all my needs

    Posted .

    This set-up is very easily. I have a PC connected via USB and then used the wireless feature to connect it to my home network (since I did not have an extra wired connection where I placed the Printer). My router supported the Automatic Wireless setup that this printer used which allowed me to have it on the network in 5 mintues. I then went into my router and made the IP address, on the printer static, (so, it would not change and potentially cause a problem for the other pcs in my home connected to this printer via the network). Currently have 4 PCs sharing this printer with no problems... Print quality and speed is perfect. This is my first Brother printer and I am very impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Performance, Wireless easy to setup

    Posted .

    This printer was the best value in small desktop lasers, when I conducted a recent search. I was somewhat hesitant by some other comments on wireless setup, but found that reading the directions carefully, it was very easy to setup, and working within about 10 minutes. No problems whatsoever. My network is NOT a "one button" setup network - we have a hidden SSID, use WPA2 with AES encryption, so I went with the "network cable" initial setup, then once configured, use it wireless. Installing the print drivers on the various machines in our house went great - each machine was printing within 3 minutes of putting in the installation CD. So far, this is one of the easiest wireless products to add to the network, and print quality is great. I am impressed with Brother's documentation and software. Nice work. I had ordered an extra toner cartridge with the printer - in hindsight, I would probably order the TN-360 cartridge (large capacity) instead of the TN-330 cartridge, but it's just a cost-saving - no functional difference.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded my expectations

    Posted .

    Brother got it right! Fast printing and great print quality. I have this printer connected wirelessly through a router on the network to three laptops and one desktop running XP Home, XP Pro and Vista Home Basic. Not a single issue of any kind! From unpackaging the printer to wireless printing took less than 20 minutes. JUST READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS! Bottom line . . . AWESOME value! P.S. NO MORE INKJET CARTRIDGES! Gotta love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Laserjet Printer

    Posted .

    When I went to Windows 7 I found that my HP Laserjet wasn't compatible, so I shopped around for another Laserjet. I checked HP's, Canon, Xerox, and Brother. I decided on the Brother Laserjet due to it being cheaper and the toner cartridges are cheaper. I have had it for several months and it is working just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a steal!

    Posted .

    Used a network cable to set up the wireless function and everything went smooth. Works with three different computers from rooms all over a two story house. Very quick from sleep mode to first page print. My experience with Brother printers in the past tells me that I must use Brother Toner or the quality will start to decline quickly. Reloads, and generics will ruin your printer. I have a 5 year old Brother multi-function printer that needs a new drum. I just use the MFC for faxing and bought this wonderful printer on sale for less than the price of a drum.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great printer for a low price

    Posted .

    Buy this printer! You'll love it. If you're setting it up for wireless use the direct network cable to router method. It will save you a lot of time and headache.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price I paid.

    Posted .

    I found out the hard way that Vista64 is not compatible with some older printers like my trusty ten-year-old network NEC SuperScript. NEC won't provide any 64 bit drivers for this printer because "it's at the end of its service life" (NOT!), nor would they supply the source code so I could recompile to x64 and make my own driver. NEC and I are finished doing business. I did my homework and decided on this printer mainly because of price and small size. I paid a whole lot less than the listed price now. I'm glad I bought it when I did. I set this one up as a local printer for my Vista64 machine using USB without any problems. Not all software installs automatically - I had to sniff around the CD to find some of the utilities that enable toner saving and other good stuff. When printing this thing is noisy - I thought it was falling apart the first time I used it. That's just the way it is. Print quailty is exceptional considering the price. I use it for printing reports and it does the job just fine using 600x600 resolution. It's interesting that the replacement drum unit costs more than the printer does! Disposable printer? I don't know how durable this printer is. Only time will tell that. It's fast, and if you can get it for what I paid, it's a real bargain.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast and affordable

    Posted .

    I bought this printer for my home office about two weeks ago. I totaly love it, coming from a junk ink-jet this thing has increased my productivity to where I can actually work from home on a regular basis. Wireless easy to set up, just follow directions and use the temp. ethernet cable method. As fast as the big printer at the office! I have printed about 75 pages and still on the original toner that came with it, I have it set to toner save mode but everything looks great! Sleep mods works well, I have it set for 15 min, when a job is sent to it while asleep takes less than 10 seconds for it to print the first page. It's sort of loud but all laser's I've used are. Does not come with ethernet cable just so you know. I am very satisfied with my purchase, especialy since it was on sale here for $89.00.

    I would recommend this to a friend