"Good printer, bad software, bad network capability"2.5 starson by iowaacreage
Pros: Document Feeder Tray. Nice AIO. HP has pretty reliable printers. 4 ink cartidges, so you only replace the color that runs out. Ink idicators on LCD display.
Network capability NOT friendly.
All the HP software.
WIll this 1 last more than 2 yrs like the last HP AIO we bought?
Last HP had CF slot, which my camera uses, this 1 only MS/DUO & XD/SD/MMC, but alternatives exist.
Summary: I like the general features so far, but the warm up is slow and print prep is NOISY!
The network capability is NOT easy to work with.
When I installed the 6500 wired-ready AIO according to instructions, connecting the printer directly to the router, it worked fine with the desktop that I was installing it on. (My desktop essentially manages router/network, and we have a laptop on network.) But when the printer is connected to the router and powered ON, it kicks the laptop off the network!
HP is known for aggressive, intrusive software. I've always had the best luck with HP printers, but if you want a network-friendly device, you either have to have an IT pro in your home to get this one to work, or try a different brand.
Perhaps hook it up to router first and use Windows to add hardware/find the drivers instead of HP software.
I uninstalled the wired-network configuration (installation and un-install takes a long time) and re-installed with USB, so back to the old configuration. *sigh*