suggestions for all-in-one
henry at paulfam.com
Wed Feb 1 19:58:56 MST 2012
On 02/01/2012 02:21 PM, Brett Rasmussen wrote:
> I'm wanting to buy a wireless laser printer-scanner-copier that works with
> no headaches in linux (currently running ubuntu w/kde). I'm in a new
> place, and the all-in-one pretty much has to be in a storage closet where I
> can't run a cable (or at least really, really don't want to), so wireless
> printing and scanning are musts. I'm thinking about the Brother MFC-7860DW
> which gets good reviews on Amazon, but I don't know how the linux support
> Here are my two questions for you guys:
> a) Does anyone have any experience with the Brother MFC-7860DW and does
> it work well wirelessly w/linux?
> b) Does anyone have any experience with any other wireless laser
> all-in-one that has worked well for them with linux?
Brother is good for reliability and has decent Linux support. My dad has
an older Brother laser MFC that didn't have very good drivers for Linux
- at least I haven't been able to get all of the functions to work on
it. He has since bought a newer Brother desktop laser and I have a
wireless model that both work well in Linux right out of the box. In
fact my HL-2170w is easier to setup in Ubuntu than it is in Windows 7.
I would check out the Brother support site if you need specific
information. They usually have a decent list of firmware and drivers for
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