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Set-up and cashback problems
on 1 April 2016
WiFi set up seemed a bit hit and miss from my main PC. From my other PC, after turning off the Windows firewall during configuration, it worked fine. In the end, I used a Cat 5 cable to physically connect the main PC to the printer (as the firewall trick didn't work on this PC).
Only had the printer a week or so, so still a bit early to give a full product review. However, the set-up inks seem to be holding up well.
I did purchase a set of CYM inks at the same time, as Epson were running a cashback promotion when printer and inks were ordered together. However, actually getting the cashback from Epson is turning into a real nightmare.
My initial review was 2 stars based on the Wi-Fi issues and the hassle of getting the cashback described above.
I eventually received the cashback although it really was a lot of hassle. I think the Wi-Fi problem was related to me having multiple Powerline adapters, which showed up as duplicate wireless network names on the printer. Anyway, I still have it connected via an Ethernet cable which is probably better anyway.
The printer has been performing very well and, after 3 months, it is only now just beginning to show a 'low ink' warning for the black cartridge. This is quite impressive when considering that the inks that come with the printer are only set-up cartridges. Aside from an A1 printer used for CAD plots, this is my main office printer and is used on a daily basis.
The multiple document feeder works extremely well together with duplex copying/printing. Photo printing on glossy paper produces extremely good results on the highest setting - this was surprising considering it only has CMYK cartridges (my old Canon had 6 cartridges and the results weren't as good). The touchscreen is responsive and fairly intuitive.
The bonus of being able to print and copy at up to A3+ makes this a very versatile machine for the price. When I want to print an A3 page, I simply use the rear paper feed (instead of swapping around A4/A3 paper in the cassette). I don't use fax so can't comment on this functionality.
So, after a somewhat bumpy start, I am very happy with the WF-7610.