"Very Difficult to setup as a Wifi"2.5 starson by polonerw
Pros: Once setup works well
Cons: mediocre print quality
Summary: I bought this after researching for awhile. It replaced an old HP 1315 all-in-one, which was not reliable and quite moody (seemed to work when it felt like it). The HP 8180 was purchased at Office Max on Sale for $339.00. I had read several mixed reviews on this printer. It seemed pretty universal that it was difficult and time consuming to setup; however, read that it had successfully been setup using drivers off the internet site. I wrongly assumed that some of the others had difficulty because they had not followed directions or that I might be Tech savvy enough to accomplish this task. I was sorely wrong. It took a matter of 6 hours to install and set up 2 laptops and 2 desktops to properly use the printer. The printer initially recognized and was easily setup on my network using my WEP security code. The difficulty was installing the software drivers on the computers. After going through level 1 tech support (in Phillipines) for 3 or more hours we were transfered to level 2 Tech support and our computers were accessed remotely (in India) by tech support and finally installed after several unsuccessful attempts. My computers are all still running Windows XP, and from talking with Tech Support it is much easier to install on Windows XP than Windows Vista. I can only imagine. The program utilizes a large amount of memory as I have also noted slowing of the computers and will need to upgrade RAM. Once installed seems to work well with mwdiocre print quality. Have not tried Lightscribe, bluetooth, or burning pictures to CD as yet. I will try to update as I use the printer more. Stay Away unless really want a WiFi printer. Note: the Level 2 Tech Support stated that they were working on some of these Windows bugs. If corrected could be a great printer.