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Brother HL-6180DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and paper handling. The value for money and usability also get good feedback.

performance, usability, value for money, paper handling, print quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-6180DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Brother HL-6180DW


Although you wouldn't guess it from the model number, the Brother HL-6180DW $229.06 at Amazon is best understood as a heavier-duty version of the Editors' Choice Brother HL-5450DN $191.20 at Amazon that I recently reviewed. It adds Wi-Fi and a few...

Duplexer and 550-sheet capacity standard, 1,050-sheet maximum. Low running cost. Ethernet. Wi-Fi.

Although acceptably fast for the price, it's slower than you might expect for the rated engine speed.

The Brother HL-6180DW monochrome laser printer's balance of speed, paper handing, and running cost makes it a good fit for heavy-duty printing in a micro or small office or workgroup.

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Brother HL-6180dw Review: Less Frills, More Skills


Check out our full review of the no nonsense single function monochrome Brother HL-6180dw, packing plenty of business features into a low cost, compact footprint!

Print speeds ; Print quality ; Wireless connectivity

1-line display ; No front side USB

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Amazon review summary for Brother HL-6180DW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Brother HL-6180DW from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother Printer HL6180DWT Wireless Monochrome Printer


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Good but bad


I've always liked Brother products but lately it seems they have issues with feature sets. You would think a high speed printer would have certain features (like toner continue) but some don't and yet the lower priced-slower ones do?? Umm.. Ok,...

Fast printing, cheaper supplies than competitors, fairly quiet, easy to setup

After printing about 50-60 pages it will go into 'cooling down' mode and the prtiner will stop printing and chill for about 5-7 minutes before it will start printing again. If you need a continuous printing machine, this is not it

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Another fatal problem


I have had more than one of the newer black Brothers break a few months after beginning to use them, and it was light use at that. I miss the old HL-1440's, which were troublesome but RELIABLE. I discarded my last two 1440's reluctantly after 8 years...

Initially a very well performing printer all around, similar to the hl-2470dw but faster but with both greater paper storage and larger toners

After several months of light use, at the very end of the original cartridge's life, the 5470 began to print with a long distortion down the length of the paper that smeared the toner and actually crinkled the paper when I printed duplex. After I...

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Excellent printer with one caveat


Fantastic printer for the money. I would have given the printer 5 eggs if not for the troubles with the wireless. Also, I have not had any issues with the printers tripping breakers, but all our circuits are 20 amps.

Fantastic, fast printer. I like having the LCD display panel on this printer, as it tells our end users the exact problem. Previous models might have simply indicated an issue by illuminating an LCD light (Paper LCD = paper jam or paper out or it needs...

I cannot get this printer to attach to our Cisco enterprise wireless network. It will not join the network either with a basic WEP key or with WPA2-Enterprise authentication. Mind you, I've done this loads of times on the older Brother wireless...

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Good not great


Bought this printer to replace a heavily used HP 4240. I was attracted to the positive reviews and high efficiency rating when it comes to the toner. The printer is capable, and very easy to set up over wifi. However my main gripes are that the...



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Brother keeps getting better


Brother has been hitting it out of the park with this line since I started buying them back with the 5250DN. Web support is tight, simple driver packs or universal bundles both work well in and out of TS. BR Admin is a great free tool to manage a host...

Quick Setup ; LCD panel means no need for web interface (still nice) ; USB, Ethernet, Wifi, Airprint ; Duplex? Why not ; Simple software

Can't get it to do dishes

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I\'m happy with the performance


Print print print


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This is the second one I buy! Love it!


I print the same PDF twice so having two that print that fast is great!