Brother HL-L2340DW Compact Laser Printer, Monochrome, Wireless, Duplex Printing, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
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Easy to set up and share on your wireless network or connect locally via hi-speed USB 2.0 interface. Create two-sided documents and help save paper with automatic Duplex printing. 250-Sheet capacity paper tray adjustable for Letter or legal size paper, plus a manual feed slot for envelopes.
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1773 of 1821 people found the following review helpful.
Easy setup, make sure you enable toner "continue mode"
By Dan C.
The HL-L2340DW has replaced my decade-old HL-1440, and I'm completely happy with it.
Wireless setup is a breeze, even without a computer. It took me 8 minutes (timed) from unboxing the printer to my first wireless print on Mac OS X.
Thanks to the 16 character LCD display, you can pretty easily poke your way through menus to configure everything about the printer, including Wi-Fi networks (Network -> WLAN -> Setup Wizard). Or you can just use WPS: press a button on your router, press a button on your printer, and you're done. Both methods worked fabulously. Once connected, you can visit the printer's admin interface in your browser to tweak addition settings or configure Google Cloud Print.
The printer immediately appeared in Mac OS X 10.9's "Nearby Printers" list, and drivers were automatically downloaded and configured the first time I attempted to print to it. It took a bit longer to set it up in Ubuntu, but it did eventually work under Linux.
One word of warning: when the printer decides that it's time to replace the toner, it will simply stop printing, even if there's still adequate toner remaining. Per the user manual, you can "turn on Continue Mode to force the machine to continue printing even if the control panel indicates that it is time to replace the toner cartridge." Unfortunately, "when the Replace Toner error message is active, you cannot turn this mode on unless you change the toner cartridge."
...So make sure you turn on Continue Mode early in the toner's life. It's easy to set on the printer itself (General Setup -> Replace Toner -> Continue), or via the web interface.
Otherwise, I'm pretty happy. It's a printer.
889 of 911 people found the following review helpful.
The only two differences between the HL-L2340DW and HL-L2360DW, which are the two newest printers from Brother in this category are:
1. The HL-L2360DW has 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet port to connect the router directly into the printer, and the HL-L2340DW does not have this feature. It will connect wireless to the router, which is fine for most people.
2. The HL-L2360DW prints 32ppm b/w while the HL-L2340DW prints 27 ppm b/w. You might never tell the difference.
Other than that, all other specs are exactly the same between these two newer printers. Therefore, for most people, the HL-L2340DW will work just fine.
478 of 498 people found the following review helpful.
Perfect high volume printer for less than $100
I bought the Canon LBP600D or something like that, and it was awful. No mac drivers (we have a mix in our house). Come on Canon, it's 2014, not 2002, every device should work on Mac, Windows, and even iOS and Android! Get with the times. Anyway, I tried to install that and it didn't work on my PC. I went to install it like every other printer I've ever used by plugging it into power and my PC.. wrong! You're supposed to install the software first. Couldn't ever get it to work, and this is coming from someone who used to setup technology solutions small offices such as printers, servers, networks etc. If I couldn't figure that out, then how can the regular non-tech person?
Anyway, onto this printer. The Brother HL-L2340DW setup was a breeze. As easier as you could hope for, really. I placed it on the desk, pulled all the shipping tabs out, and protector pieces, installed the toner cartridge very quickly, then READ the instructions where it says to plug the USB into your computer (unlike the stupid Canon). I plugged it in, Windows immediately said "got it dude, you're good to go". Did a successful test print and moved on to downloading the driver software to setup the wireless. (I don't care to use the CD's hardware come with unless absolutely necessary as the driver on the site is much more likely to be updated). I downloaded the software at http://www.brother-usa.com/support/ModelInfo.aspx?R3ModelID=HLL2340DW#.VF0y6fldXch and installed it using the Wireless method (you have to be plugged in so you can easily setup WiFi on it via your computer, this option in the install is just telling the installation how you plan to use it so it can take the next steps accordingly). I setup the wireless, did a test print from my Macbook, success. Opened up my iPhone and went to the print option on a picture, and there it was, the Brother HL-L2340DW. Selected it, pressed print, and out came the print in absolutely perfect quality.
This was a very, very, easy to install wireless printer. I highly recommend it based on it's seamless install and print quality alone. If you search you can find replacement cartridges for $17 that offer up to 2600 full page prints. Not bad. The only complain I have is the built in power cable. Most devices will use the standard 3 prong power cable like you find in the back of a typical PC desktop computer. This one is permenantly attached, not making it easy to buy a longer one if necessary. I have about 4 inches of slack after setting it up, thankfully, but not everyone else will be so lucky.
My main purpose for this printer was wireless, random printing of documents. However, I bought it for my girlfriend as she's in her grad program and needs to print about 10-50 pages a day and she was waiting in line at school every morning for 30 minutes to use their printer. I believe, in my experience, that a black and white laser printer is the best way to go for any student looking to print a ton of essays, articles, documents etc. You are paying a bit more initially for the printer, but between the volume of prints it is capable of yielding on a single toner cartridge and the efficiency, it'll more than pay for itself! Think about it, up to 2600 prints for $50 (if you choose to buy the main brand toner replacement, or go ahead and buy the knock off brand for $17 and save money, or heck, look up on youtube "how to refill toner for Brother HL-L2340 printer" and you're sure to see some great tutorials and save even more money!) or you can go out and buy a $30 inkjet printer that gets 200-300 prints per cartridge, but how often do you end up replacing that cartridge? About 5x-10x more than a laser printer. Ink cartridges are about $35 for a complete pack. Multiply that by 5 (how many of those you'd go through to achieve the print volume of one toner cartridge for a laser printer) and that's about $175 depending on the inkjet/cartridges. Suddenly you're in the hole, and the laser printer may still have some life left in it's toner.
It really depends on what you're trying to accomplish. We have no plans for photos on this, that's what our simple all-in-one is for. Periodic use, never in volume.
Leave comments and I'll answer any questions you might have. Good luck!
Summary: I love it, it works great, it was easy to setup, and the design is very modern and incredibly compact!