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Is your wireless printer slower than your old printer?

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Is your wireless printer slower than your old printer?

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Sure seems like my Brother MFC-J480DW is, and I've acually got it hard wired. It shouldn't even need to bother with wireless connectivity.
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I have that exact same model, and I don't feel it any slower on WiFi. Why?
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Brother HL-L2380DW here. Its super fast. Tons faster than my old one years ago that was a wired inkjet. This one is basically instant.
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Re: Is your wireless printer slower than your old printer?

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Kasey Chang wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:42 pm I have that exact same model, and I don't feel it any slower on WiFi. Why?
I guess I'll try mine wifi, I thought good ol' wires should be quickest but maybe not.
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It's more about receiving the data, composing the page to be rendered, THEN printing it out. Transmission speed should have very little to do with it.
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Kasey Chang wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:43 pm It's more about receiving the data, composing the page to be rendered, THEN printing it out. Transmission speed should have very little to do with it.
I think the fact that my minimal amount of data is coming from Crystal Reports that's the culprit. I probably need to switch to the laser printer if I want people occupying and breathing in my space for as short a period as possible. :wink:

Something about the default fonts of the printer as opposed to the fonts used in crystal reports. yada yada yada ...and yes the laser seems much faster. :dance:
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em2nought wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:29 pm
Kasey Chang wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:43 pm It's more about receiving the data, composing the page to be rendered, THEN printing it out. Transmission speed should have very little to do with it.
I think the fact that my minimal amount of data is coming from Crystal Reports that's the culprit. I probably need to switch to the laser printer if I want people occupying and breathing in my space for as short a period as possible. :wink:

Something about the default fonts of the printer as opposed to the fonts used in crystal reports. yada yada yada ...and yes the laser seems much faster. :dance:
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Check with Crystal Reports. They may have a specific driver they recommend that works better. I have had to troubleshoot similar issues with similar programs and there have been times where you needed a specific driver to have it print properly. One example would be a printer model 123 that works better in Crystal reports if you use their model 100 drivers. Ive seen it go so far as to have the vendor recommend drivers from a different vendor! So A canon printer would need an HP Model X or universal driver to work properly (You obviously lose a lot of specific features of your printer that way in most cases)
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Or use the most generic PCL driver, the HP Laserjet II. :) Or is there a "HP Generic" somewhere in there?
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