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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy Network printer, March 5, 2012
This review is from: Brother MFC-J430W Inkjet All-in-One (Personal Computers)
My HP all in one finally stopped feeding paper, and I bought this MFC-J430W because we needed an economical printer. This is more than I expected. None of HP's software slowing everything down, and so easy to scan/fax/print anywhere on the home network. 2 desktop PCs and 2 laptops were easy to setup. It is a bit large,but that is because it fully contains the paper feed tray; which is good as the cats can no longer mess that up. Since it is WIFI connected to our router, the printer can be almost anywhere in the house instead of taking up space on the desk. The ink refills appear to be more economical in part because of the separate colors, and Brother is a bit less money, although not as readily available. Time will tell.
Only been running about 2 weeks, but so far so good.

Update October 9, 2012: Printer still running strong. Sometimes when ink is low it refuses to print the first time, but persistence eventually makes it print. Even when printing black only, if one of the colors is low, it will give a warning. Try again and it will print. Probably easiest just to keep spare ink around.

Update June 25, 2013: Printer still working as before. No new issues to report. Still very satisfied. Brother cartridges are easy to find, and slightly cheaper online.

Update January 5,2014: all still going well.

Update March 3, 2014: Stopped scanning to email or file on two desktop computers, one windows xp, the other 7.Eventually downloaded new files from Brother that fixed the problem, be sure to temporarily disable anti-virus while loading it. I believe that automatic windows updates created incompatibility with the original wi-fi drivers. Never stopped printing, just problems with scanning.
Also, some reviewers have mentioned problems with the ink level sensors. One can place a piece of opaque tape on the ink tanks and this will trick the printer into thinking it is full. You can continue printing until it is dry, if you like. I personally have not had to resort to this.

Update April 28,2015: Over the past year or so, the printer's WIFI connection to my home network stops functioning, preventing printing or scanning. The only fix appears to be unplugging the unit, which has to be done at the outlet. This has not always been convenient. I've relocated the power strip the printer is plugged to, onto the the top of the desk. A less than elegant look. If I haven't printed for a few days, the printer needs rebooted. It has begun to miff me. I have dropped my rating one star because of this issue.
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