"Good printer for the price."4.0 starson by FinchMan215
Pros: Wireless (b,g,n)
Fax, Scanner, Printer
Easy Install (unless computer challenged)
Decent quality, does the job.
Cons: Like any other "Ink Jet" there is the cost of the cartiges. They normally run for 24 bucks per cartige. In my opinion not to expensive.
Summary: I bought this printer for school work mostly. At $79 is not bad at all. It took me less then 40 mins to set this printer up on 4 computers and my phone. The install is not idiot proof so some basic computer knowledge is necessary. Yet it was fairly simple from my point of view given that my SSID is nonbroadcast and N-only.
Installation was as followed:
Plug into power outlet
Install printer using the included CD using the "Network" option only.
The install guides you, when prompted you plug in the USB cable (included) and hit next.(You only need to plug in the USB on the first computer you install in order to set up the network on the printer)
Follow onscreen instructions by simple READING and fill in the blanks. SSID and your KEY/Password. Hit next.
Hit next again and wait....done.
To add additional computers you simply install the printer using the same CD on each computer. Make sure to select the Network option only! not the USB. This time around the software will find the printer in the network and will show up on a list. Select the printer and hit next. Next.. done.
It prints slow and the ink usage can be mitigated by simply choosing a lower quality print. I only print black and white word documents so I set it to the lowest setting. I've had this for a lil over 2 weeks now and no problems.
My personal opinion people who have disconnection problems have other computer/network issues and are prob unrelated to the printer. I don't use mac, don't care to much for macs. So my experience is with Windows Vista only. Just to note save yourself the problems and READ the instructions and DON'T PLUG THE USB until the install prompts you.(If USB is required). Good printer Canon is a good brand and I've never had any problems. I recommend this printer HIGHLY for everyday document printing and photo printing(photo printing consumes more ink)its a good deal for the price.