Brother Business Smart MFC-J4310DW Inkjet Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop
Great -- when I can get it to work :-(
This printer has great features and potential. I am unable to get it to work consistently and properly with my Windows 8.1 PC and the various virus protection software I've tried. I generally have no issues printing over wi-fi from other devices. It just doesn't play well with my PC and for that I am disappointed.
August 1, 2014
I had an Epson all in one printer that I used for 3 years when it stopped printing, so I researched & thought the brother printer would be a better fit cause most offices have them and they are more of a work horse. This is a very noisy printer.
June 2, 2014
excellant no nonsense printer
4 stars because setup was a bit more difficult than it had to be. IMHO Brother should copy other sites, listing what Windows versions each driver will work with -- it would save them bandwidth & customers the time of downloading multiple versions to find out they're the same.
The 2nd problem was that while network capabilities & functions are excellent, getting them working was not. WPS would not work -- it's worked with everything else so it's not the network setup or hardware. Had problems using web services to install drivers for network printing as well -- wound up just running normal setup app which worked fine.
Finally a suggestion... I think it would be helpful if Brother posted/printed security guidelines etc. for the built-in print server. The printer comes with everything on & wide open, IOW minimal security. That makes sense, letting most customers get up & running ASAP, but they could be more up front in the docs etc. that once it's running, lock it down.
May 24, 2014
So far so good
Just bought this printer May 17th after going on line on Consumer Reports. I did a lot of comparisons and read customer reviews. I had 2 HP printers and both of them had the same issues I read about on Consumer Reports.
This printer seemed to be the best for my needs.
Tried to set it up myself from the CD supplied, but finally had to have the Geek Squad do it for me.
Otherwise, what little I have used it so far, I'm very happy with the quality. Still haven't printed photos, so I'm hoping they will turn out good.
I have high expectations for this printer. :-)
May 22, 2014