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Brother HL-2170W 23ppm Laser Printer with Wireless and Wired Network Interfaces

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Amazon.com Product Description Ideal for both home and office use, the affordable Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer features network connectivity via wireless/wired interfaces, and prints up to 23 pages per minute at a high-quality resolution, giving your … see full wiki

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Great text - photocopy quality graphics

  • May 16, 2008
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I was a little hesitant to buy this printer after reading how difficult it is to set up for wireless networking. Fortunately, since the printer lives a couple of feet from my Linksys wireless router, I could skip using the built in wi-fi and potentially a lot of time and headaches. With reading the instructions very carefully and perusing Brother's online faq, the process went smoothly, though plug and play this isn't.

The printer is fast and prints great text. 4 point Times New Roman is crisp and easily readable. One problem that I haven't seen mentioned is that this printer is pretty lame when it comes to printing graphics, and that's not just photos but Excel charts and clip art, anything with gradients. The graphics quality is about what I expect from a not too well calibrated Kinkos copier But, since I bought this for text, my main printing output, and I have an excellent Canon inkjet for graphics, that is a minor concern.

Conclusion: This is an excellent text centric machine at a great price for a printer with networking capabilities. Though, network setup is tedious. Don't give away your inkjet if you need to print nice looking reports.

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