Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer – does what is says

Small, light, quietif there had been a version in black and a dust tray for the paper it would have merited 5 stars.

Very cheap considering the quality, but not perfect. . I am actually very pleased with this printer, the resolution/quality is truly excellent. But there are two small issues:turning it / your router off will stop it working wirelessly (i suspect i could fix this by assigning a fixed ip address, but i’ve not figured this out yet). Second, it struggles with transparencies unless they have a paper backing sheet. Neither of these are huge issues to me, but i thought i’d share them. Absolutely, for the price it is an amazing printer, and, it looks like you get a pretty full ‘starter’ toner cartridge (i’m still using my first one).

I helped a friend set this up, and it works very well. Like some other reviewers, my friend had trouble with the wi-fi connection, but i updated the printer’s firmware and it has been fine since. Note that this is not the driver that you install on your computer, but software that is uploaded and installed on the printer itself. (click on the link that says “how do i update my printer’s firmware?”, or “see all” if it isn’t on the list). The original firmware was version 3. 14, and the settings menu showed a wi-fi signal quality of “poor”. After updating the firmware to version v3. 15 (october 28 2013), the signal quality changed to “good” and my friend had no more problems with it. One way of finding out the printer’s current firmware version is to press and hold the wps button for about 10 seconds until the green led blinks slowly, then release the button. ]

  • A minimal-footprint printer
  • A stunning little printer that is excellent value for money
  • Good little printer but

It starts quickly, prints fast with almost no delay, dead easy to use, good quality printouts, using the cable is easier than the wireless setup but the wireless does work if you persevere.

Delivered in two days, switched on set it up for wi-fi and off it went good as gold, doesn’t tell jokes.

Features of Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

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  • Discover the power of easy mobile printing – release the full productivity of your mobile devices with MobilePrint, available for both Android and iOS
  • Make better mobile connections with Wi-Fi Direct – devices with Wi-Fi Direct functionality can all connect to each other directly and communicate quickly
  • Improve efficiency with compact design – save space and hassle
  • Protect you printing with a Dust Free design – innovative design features a dust free cover, helping prolong the life of the printer
  • Give your print-outs standout detail – high resolution printing ensures that important printouts are sharp and impressive

Installed my printer a while ago, very easy, prints very good and the wifi solution fit me perfect, today printer is placed under a bed, small place.

Fantastic portable lightweight printer, very easy to use and put away, works well and a great price and a good reliable brand.

One comment on “Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer – does what is says

  1. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    Working very well till now since i bought a few years ago.
      1. Bought this a very while ago, i am still using, i really like this printer, sometimes had to connect the wireless, but i am not really very technical guy.
  2. Bought this a very while ago, i am still using, i really like this printer, sometimes had to connect the wireless, but i am not really very technical guy.
    1. The wireless printing was not working perfectly at first, but now it’s good and instantly printing without any cables.
  3. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    The wireless printing was not working perfectly at first, but now it’s good and instantly printing without any cables.
  4. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    Recommend youtube instruction video. Only just figured out how to make it wireless. Recommend youtube instruction video.
    1. Recommend youtube instruction video. Only just figured out how to make it wireless. Recommend youtube instruction video.
  5. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    The built-in drivers in mac osx works fine too. I got this one in may this year at cad60 plus tax. It has been working well so far. Wireless connection is a breeze to setup and the printer quality is very high. This is for home use and the print speed is more than sufficient for our light use. I connect all my home computer to this printer without any issue, including windows 7, windows 8, mac mini, and macbook pro laptop. Latest printer drivers can be obtained from microsoft updates. The built-in drivers in mac osx works fine too.
    1. The built-in drivers in mac osx works fine too. I got this one in may this year at cad60 plus tax. It has been working well so far. Wireless connection is a breeze to setup and the printer quality is very high. This is for home use and the print speed is more than sufficient for our light use. I connect all my home computer to this printer without any issue, including windows 7, windows 8, mac mini, and macbook pro laptop. Latest printer drivers can be obtained from microsoft updates. The built-in drivers in mac osx works fine too.
  6. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    Great little printer for the price and easy to set up. Haven’t had to replace the toner yet so that’s a massive win over previous frustrations with unreliable inkjets. There is an app for ios that while not brilliant mostly does the job. You have to access your email or web site from within the app though rather than printing natively, this can result in some inconsistencies eg. With some websites but only rarely. In one case i struggled a bit with page layout options on a pdf. Experience on android much better. If you want to use primarily with ipad i would recommend you get one that specifically supports airprint although they are more expensive. Tip: just don’t unplug it as it might forget what network to connect to.
  7. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    Great little printer for the price and easy to set up. Haven’t had to replace the toner yet so that’s a massive win over previous frustrations with unreliable inkjets. There is an app for ios that while not brilliant mostly does the job. You have to access your email or web site from within the app though rather than printing natively, this can result in some inconsistencies eg. With some websites but only rarely. In one case i struggled a bit with page layout options on a pdf. Experience on android much better. If you want to use primarily with ipad i would recommend you get one that specifically supports airprint although they are more expensive. Tip: just don’t unplug it as it might forget what network to connect to.
  8. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    I have had this printer for 18 months so feel i can comment fully. It’s a good, neet small printer for a home office or similar. Initial setup with usb is easy and straightforward, and it does what it says on the tin mostly. There are 2 main issues with it. The ink is expensive – around £60 per cartridge. I have tried non manufacturer inks but they cause problems and some don’t work, although i have not damaged my printer trying them. Typical with other small lasers they are programmed by the manufacturer to rip you off further. The ink usage is done by programming not physical ink used. Your ink cartridge has a chip in it which counts the number of pages printed and communicates with the drivers on your pc.
  9. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    I have had this printer for 18 months so feel i can comment fully. It’s a good, neet small printer for a home office or similar. Initial setup with usb is easy and straightforward, and it does what it says on the tin mostly. There are 2 main issues with it. The ink is expensive – around £60 per cartridge. I have tried non manufacturer inks but they cause problems and some don’t work, although i have not damaged my printer trying them. Typical with other small lasers they are programmed by the manufacturer to rip you off further. The ink usage is done by programming not physical ink used. Your ink cartridge has a chip in it which counts the number of pages printed and communicates with the drivers on your pc.
  10. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    I really need to thank my friend who recommended this to me.
      1. This printer is very good and fairly easy to set up. It is not an airprinter as thought so i have to use the samsung app on my apple devices but that seems to work fine.
  11. This printer is very good and fairly easy to set up. It is not an airprinter as thought so i have to use the samsung app on my apple devices but that seems to work fine.
    1. Not impressed as all my copying comes out crinkled. However for the price it does the job. Will replace once the ink expires.
  12. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    Not impressed as all my copying comes out crinkled. However for the price it does the job. Will replace once the ink expires.
  13. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    I helped a friend set this up, and it works very well. Like some other reviewers, my friend had trouble with the wi-fi connection, but i updated the printer’s firmware and it has been fine since. Note that this is not the driver that you install on your computer, but software that is uploaded and installed on the printer itself. ] (click on the link that says “how do i update my printer’s firmware?”, or “see all” if it isn’t on the list). The original firmware was version 3. 14, and the settings menu showed a wi-fi signal quality of “poor”. After updating the firmware to version v3. 15 (october 28 2013), the signal quality changed to “good” and my friend had no more problems with it. One way of finding out the printer’s current firmware version is to press and hold the wps button for about 10 seconds until the green led blinks slowly, then release the button.
  14. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    I helped a friend set this up, and it works very well. Like some other reviewers, my friend had trouble with the wi-fi connection, but i updated the printer’s firmware and it has been fine since. Note that this is not the driver that you install on your computer, but software that is uploaded and installed on the printer itself. ] (click on the link that says “how do i update my printer’s firmware?”, or “see all” if it isn’t on the list). The original firmware was version 3. 14, and the settings menu showed a wi-fi signal quality of “poor”. After updating the firmware to version v3. 15 (october 28 2013), the signal quality changed to “good” and my friend had no more problems with it. One way of finding out the printer’s current firmware version is to press and hold the wps button for about 10 seconds until the green led blinks slowly, then release the button.
    1. Perfect choice – samsung ml-2165w wi-fi mono laser printer. Hii have compared few mono laser printers. This one suite me perfectly. Very cheap, enough toner for home use. Compact with wi-fi connection, so i keep it far from computer.
      1. Perfect choice – samsung ml-2165w wi-fi mono laser printer. Hii have compared few mono laser printers. This one suite me perfectly. Very cheap, enough toner for home use. Compact with wi-fi connection, so i keep it far from computer.
  15. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    This samsung ml-2165w is perfect for me. Not expensive, fast, good print small foot-print and light and as i don’t print much, i don’t mind what otherwise would be my major reservation, it is flimsy and probably would not stand heavy use. On the plus side, it is wi fi enabled, very useful when there is a shortage of desk space. On the minus side, it has no straight path to print on heavy card. In short, perfect for small to medium jobsjlv.
    1. This samsung ml-2165w is perfect for me. Not expensive, fast, good print small foot-print and light and as i don’t print much, i don’t mind what otherwise would be my major reservation, it is flimsy and probably would not stand heavy use. On the plus side, it is wi fi enabled, very useful when there is a shortage of desk space. On the minus side, it has no straight path to print on heavy card. In short, perfect for small to medium jobsjlv.
      1. I couldn’t setup wifi connection by my macbook air. I m not sure if this feature is compatible with mac s.
  16. This review is from : Samsung ML-2165W Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    I couldn’t setup wifi connection by my macbook air. I m not sure if this feature is compatible with mac s.

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