Canon ImageCLASS MF236n All in One, Mobile Ready Printer, Black, 2.3

4 out of 5
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The all-in-one, Canon imageCLASS MF236n laser printer offers high quality output, feature-rich capabilities and reliability that is ideal for any small office or home office environment. The imageCLASS MF236n has print, scan, copy and fax capabilities so you can accomplish all necessary tasks…

3 reviews for "Canon ImageCLASS MF236n All in One, Mobile Ready Printer, Black, 2.3"

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    Just finished installing this printer. My PC is connected via ethernet cable to a wireless router, so it was necessary to connect the printer to the wireless router via ethernet also. Unfortunately, this printer does not come with an ethernet cable. It ALSO doesn’t come with a USB A to USB B cable for a direct connection. What kind of sense does it make for a non-wifi printer to come with NONE of the connection cables necessary for connection? Luckily, I had a spare ethernet cable lying around, but if you are buying this, make sure you also order the required cables you need because Canon didn’t bother. Seems stupid to me, but whatever. Maybe I missed some other means of connection, but for certain this printer doesn’t come with either of those two cables.It comes with a telephone cable. This is not an ethernet cable and it will not connect your printer to your PC or to your router. Just a heads up if you aren’t a network admin and didn’t pick up on that right away.So far I have printed a test page. It works. Set up was straightforward outside of the cable issue; the downloaded driver software detected the printer immediately and it was set up in under a minute. It took longer to peel the stickers off everything than it did to install the drivers, so that part was nice. The actual design of this printer is very smart; nothing pokes out too far or requires a lot of clearance which is great because I put it under my desk. Haven’t tested scanning functions yet but I’ll be doing that soon and will update with any issues.3 Stars for not putting the connection cables in the box, or at least giving customers a heads up.UPDATE: Scanning through both the feeder and using the glass works perfectly once you download the MF Scan Utility. In fact, everything on this printer is working so easily and flawlessly that I have no choice but to increase my review to 4 stars. If I didn’t have my own ethernet cable to spare I’d probably leave it at 3 stars, because it’s honestly ridiculous not to include Ethernet or USB connectors, but this is a solid product at a good price. I recommend it anyway.

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    Just finished installing this printer. My PC is connected via ethernet cable to a wireless router, so it was necessary to connect the printer to the wireless router via ethernet also. Unfortunately, this printer does not come with an ethernet cable. It ALSO doesn’t come with a USB A to USB B cable for a direct connection. What kind of sense does it make for a non-wifi printer to come with NONE of the connection cables necessary for connection? Luckily, I had a spare ethernet cable lying around, but if you are buying this, make sure you also order the required cables you need because Canon didn’t bother. Seems stupid to me, but whatever. Maybe I missed some other means of connection, but for certain this printer doesn’t come with either of those two cables.It comes with a telephone cable. This is not an ethernet cable and it will not connect your printer to your PC or to your router. Just a heads up if you aren’t a network admin and didn’t pick up on that right away.So far I have printed a test page. It works. Set up was straightforward outside of the cable issue; the downloaded driver software detected the printer immediately and it was set up in under a minute. It took longer to peel the stickers off everything than it did to install the drivers, so that part was nice. The actual design of this printer is very smart; nothing pokes out too far or requires a lot of clearance which is great because I put it under my desk. Haven’t tested scanning functions yet but I’ll be doing that soon and will update with any issues.3 Stars for not putting the connection cables in the box, or at least giving customers a heads up.UPDATE: Scanning through both the feeder and using the glass works perfectly once you download the MF Scan Utility. In fact, everything on this printer is working so easily and flawlessly that I have no choice but to increase my review to 4 stars. If I didn’t have my own ethernet cable to spare I’d probably leave it at 3 stars, because it’s honestly ridiculous not to include Ethernet or USB connectors, but this is a solid product at a good price. I recommend it anyway.

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    from BPS on September 2, 2017Good value, terrible software setupI would have given more stars but the setup was horrible. This was a replacement for an HP M1522nf All-in-one Laser Printer that had served me well for probably 10 years or more.The good: Careful packaging, compact printer. Easy to unpack and physically set up. Print quality is good. First page out is fast. Control panel is relatively intuitiveThe bad: Software setup, driver installation, etc. was horrible.Issue 1 – Out of the chute it wants you to be a local administrator (this is on Win 7 Enterprise, SP1). Even though I am a member of the Administrator group, I had to create a Local Computer Admin user and log in as that. This after calling Canon Tech Support and being told they “had no idea, must be a Windows issue…” Searched Google for the error and got a dozen hits before finally coming upon the local administrator lead.Issue 2 – even after installing the software (download from Canon’s support site ), I couldn’t scan. Turns out I needed to download the MF Scan Utility separately.Issue 3 – Trying to add to Google Cloud Print – Don’t bother with the printer control panel route on the printer, nor with going to your Google settings to add. Use the web interface for the printer (browse to the Printer UI at the assigned IP address so – Printer_IP_Address/m_network_cloudprint and manage it from thereIssue 4 – See attached photo. Some piece that was broken off when I unpacked the printer. Everything works so I’m disinclined to return the printer but opens the question as to whether there is further damage that will manifest itself later. Stay tuned for updates on that…Issue 5 – The printer control panel ( I am referring to the physical panel on the printer itself) rotates up nicely so you can see what you’re doing but you have to hold it up with one hand while pressing buttons with the other as it doesn’t lock up in place. A minor annoyance but would be nice. Maybe that piece that broke off…?Bottom line – Would I buy this again? Right now I would say a qualified Yes given that I now know the issues. Time will tell after I use it for a while. The price was good, print quality and overall usability is good once past the setup issues.

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