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Fuji Xerox DocuPrint M205 FW

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Post time: 2013-3-4 14:51:51 |Show all posts
this post was editedDon't buy one! Bad software & firmware.. Read this thread.. Anyone had any experience with problem solving the scan to email settings of a docuprint printer? I have tried everything, I'm certain all the settings are correct, but it just does not want to connect or send an email. I keep getting an error regarding an inability to read the smtp server.
Any tips would be appreciated.
The software and support for this machine are really lacking.

Post time: 2013-3-6 09:18:34 |Show all posts
Hey guys,
Very briefly, I purchased this printer from Officeworks a few days ago. Almost walked out without buying as I did a quick google and stumbled upon this thread. It was (what I would consider) fairly cheap at $197 so I thought I would take a gamble.
Setup was quite easy using LAN though I haven't delved into WLAN yet.
Had a months worth of bookwork to catch up on so she got a bit of a workout in the first day and no problems as of yet. Quick to warm up, quick print speed, more than I need for my small business. Sent a few FAXs no problems. No paper feed issues as of yet. No need to scan yet but will report once I do.
My family has been in the offset/digital print industry for 30 years so my standards of print are quite high.
So far I have been nothing but happy.
Will report back if issues arrise :-)
Hilly

Post time: 2013-3-6 07:32:02 |Show all posts
Hi all,
Just bought the CM205FW from harvey norman for $388 due to excellent reviews.
Installation was a breeze, its very important to follow this guide if you're planning to set it up on your home network:
http://youtu.be/KIrkgH4OhE0
The guide explains you need to use the USB connection first, secondly it takes you through wifi settings, lastly at the very end it teaches you how to prevent the printer IP address changing, I also had my modem(Fritz 7390) remember the printers IP. Then all there was left for me to do is go to each PC and "Add new printer", no drivers required.
Print Quality 9/10
Setup: 9/10
Design: 9/10
Functionality: 10/10

Post time: 2013-3-6 05:38:02 |Show all posts
M205 fw – installation nearly drove me mad! This is what I did to get it going on my home network after many previous attempts several uninstalls etc.
Plugged the USB cable from my Pc into the printer.
Plugged an Ethernet cable from my router into the printer.
On the printer control panel set network via Ethernet.
This gave me an IP address
From my web browser I entered the IP address into the address bar.
This got me "into" the printer.
In the properties TCP/IP page I chose dual stack as IP mode and DHCP/Auto as the IP address mode and ticked "enabled" in DNS domain name settings.
THEN I :-
Plugged a USB cable between my laptop and the printer
Connected my laptop and the printer with an Ethernet cable.
Followed the on screen instructions very carefully which included unplugging both the USB and Ethernet cables.
Continued to follow the instructions till I got to print test page screen.
It worked – I can now print from my laptop from anywhere in the house.
I think I flunked it really but anyway it's working. What a carry on. People knock Lexmark. I have just bought this unit because our Lexmark MFS died after about 5 years – but it was a walk in the park compared with this.
Must say though it prints beautifully!!

Post time: 2013-3-6 04:21:26 |Show all posts
help with setting up on ubuntu 12.04 please?

Post time: 2013-3-6 03:12:20 |Show all posts
can some one tell me how to install this creature into my notebook? i can neither scan my documents nor set up my wireless to this creature.
can someone help me up?

Post time: 2013-3-6 01:51:57 |Show all posts
Hi there;
I just bought one of these and had some initial problems configuring the email and after finding this thread I almost gave up.
Anyway, in the end it was actually easy if you get it right. Here is my config:
TCP/IP – I have set up the printer to use a fixed IP address, the important thing what I forgot first was to specify the IP of the DNS server you are using!
Email: I am with Optus and specified the name of the mail server in SMTP server (also tried the actual IP and both work)
Under Send Authentication I choose SMTP Auth (Plain) and then specified user and password.
Saved all of this and it works like a treat. Haven't tried it without specifying a user and password, working now so I don't want to break it.
Hopefully this will help others.

Post time: 2013-3-6 00:42:48 |Show all posts

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Have to set it to DHCP to scan to email
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This just shows that you do not understand the basics of how the internet works.

Post time: 2013-3-5 23:22:00 |Show all posts
Finally got the little bugger to work as I want it to, but after a few hours. I have to say the bundled software is pretty much useless!

Post time: 2013-3-5 21:26:20 |Show all posts

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Just don't give this thing to your mum!
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Your mum will no doubt find an Apple product easier to use. But she'll pay twice the price for the equivalent product.
So I guess it comes down to "you get what you pay for" :-)

Post time: 2013-3-5 19:36:30 |Show all posts
I have mentioned in a previous thread about this machine why it's not suitable for non-technically inclined people. The drivers and software are absolute rubbish. You need to either scan via wireless or wired network via the TWAIN driver to access all the scan resolutions. The wireless networking is very hit-and-miss, although I believe this is due to my poor network signal as I'm upstairs from the router and the signal is weak. My PC has the same intermittent issues.
The fact that you can't scan via USB and still get all the available scan resolutions is stupid. Printing and scanning over wired network connection is stable and fast. At the end, you get what you pay for. This thing cost me $299.00 from Officeworks and I'm under no illusions as to what to expect from it.
I have an HP Laserjet 4100DTN for most of my printing needs and only really needed this one for its scanning and occasional colour printing. It seems to be a very popular device, so naturally there will be more problems reported than an unpopular printer. I would say 99% of buyers are happy with it, but of course only the people who have problems will come on forums like this to complain about it! I wouldn't recommend it to anyone though. Too much hassle to set up, especially if you have multiple machines to scan and print from.
This machine is a clear example of why Apple is the world's most valuable company, not Fuji-Xerox. No attention to detail, sloppy, half-baked archaic software, looks and feels cheap, problems with wireless out of the box. Have to set it to DHCP to scan to email, unintuitive controls, flimsy construction.
Having said all that, I'm actually happy with it — it does what I want and it does it well and quickly. I'm printing and scanning via ethernet — wireless is just a "nice to have" feature. Just don't give this thing to your mum!

Post time: 2013-3-5 18:05:02 |Show all posts
I've owned an FX CP205 for over 12 months and have to report I'm VERY happy with it. Okay, not the same model as this thread but had to respond to the FX haters.
I've had no experience with contacting FX service as mine has never misbehaved.

Post time: 2013-3-5 16:49:49 |Show all posts
Fuji Xerox are crap.
Do not Buy one.
Worst decision ever – constant problems – wont connect to wireless network –  wont print out more than 3 pages without problems of Jamming or the laser toners.
AVOID FUJI XEROX!

Post time: 2013-3-5 15:01:59 |Show all posts

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Just looking at the drivers (last update looks like it was about 10 months ago) it seems that it's windows host based :-( That's a shame IMO. I was hoping to have a Linux PC throw jobs at the printer but I cannot find any Linux drivers
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umm, linux?.. ur prob better off spending more on a postscript. it supports win7 and mac osx.
update. looks like website is missing drivers. cant get scanner working yet.

Post time: 2013-3-5 13:24:56 |Show all posts

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i think you might be right about this. mfc's have multiple devices to setup on the pc driver wise. easy to skip some steps to save time.
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i've had a look at the website support for drivers and software, for a consumer soho printer it looks updated. not too bad compared to more corporate heavy duty models that probably get higher priority sw updates.
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Ahhh – I didn't realise the M205 uses S-LED and silly me didn't even notice the M205 has a higher print resolution – thus it may be able to print off colour photo's too? (My Canon Pixma 5000 died a few months back – I have no ability to print colour photo's at present, not that I do a lot, bulk stuff we just go to officeworks but 1 off's I'm stuck for)
I was looking at the Xerox CM305df and wrongfully assumed the lower numbered printer (M205) was less featured
Just looking at the drivers (last update looks like it was about 10 months ago) it seems that it's windows host based :-(  That's a shame IMO. I was hoping to have a Linux PC throw jobs at the printer but I cannot find any Linux drivers

Post time: 2013-3-5 12:11:23 |Show all posts

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Thus your in a perfect position to comment on reliability as your printer been around for a bit and has some real world wear on it – please let us know how it handles
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no complaints from previous owners/users. they said it worked out of the box. as its black n white , they just upgraded to a colour laser mfp. the 1200 x1200 dpi output was the main thing, as well as the wifi.
Love to hear your experience with this printer though – I'm assuming that the printer you got as a hand-me-down has done a reasonable amount of mileage?
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yeh, when i get around to unbox it and power on with all the software installed.
unless of course the OP and others posting negative comments here don't really have issues with the printer and perhaps it's a learning issue?
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i think you might be right about this. mfc's have multiple devices to setup on the pc driver wise. easy to skip some steps to save time.
i've had a look at the website support for drivers and software, for a consumer soho printer it looks updated. not too bad compared to more corporate heavy duty models that probably get higher priority sw updates.

Post time: 2013-3-5 10:43:17 |Show all posts

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did u actually have one? a m205fw , or even a fuji xerox printer?
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Looking at the comments from others here I don't think I will be buying one to be able to comment on woes experienced first hand – gleaning off the experience of others is a sufficient way for me to learn at this stage of venturing into colour laser printing
I was looking at this printer as my first venture into colour but judging by the comments I have found it seems to not be as reliable as I want in a printer – unless of course the OP and others posting negative comments here don't really have issues with the printer and perhaps it's a learning issue?
As to the context of my earlier post, older printers such as the HP 4's in some cases are still going even to this day – some 20 years later! I seriously doubt the printer depicted in this thread will be kicking on after even half that length of time. Yes, quality and complexity have gone up dramatically in that 20 years and operating costs have come down so it's not really comparing apples with apples as such
I've now switched my focus to the OKI's as they seem to be more reliable but it's hard to tell as the OKI's seem to not be as popular so it's harder to find comments about them. Mostly I have found comments that say OKI's just keep on going and give little or no trouble but that they lack in the graphics output department
Love to hear your experience with this printer though – I'm assuming that the printer you got as a hand-me-down has done a reasonable amount of mileage?
Thus your in a perfect position to comment on reliability as your printer been around for a bit and has some real world wear on it – please let us know how it handles

Post time: 2013-3-5 09:31:37 |Show all posts

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It seriously is rather frustrating shopping for a good mfc laser printer
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If I had the real estate I'd go for a stack of individual reliable peripherals but alas – I don't
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/End of rant (sorry)
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did u actually have one? a m205fw , or even a fuji xerox printer?
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Anyone had trouble setting up the wireless connection for the M205 fw? Other wireless printers I've used in the past have had the ability to detect the wireless network directly from the interface whereas this is asking for the setting to be entered manually via the driver and set up software.
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I hate this machine!
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Would like to know more about it, before i start to setup. can you post more details about your setup. maybe someone can help.

Post time: 2013-3-5 08:28:29 |Show all posts

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was close to buying one of these, thanks for the heads up, I will find something else
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+1
wtf – can't printer manufacturers make reliable products anymore?
I used to install hp 4's many many years ago – some I have heard are still going – unlike today's rubbish that break down or have issues even fresh out of the box
I want to get a colour laser for a small home office but for the life of me every time you start to narrow in on something you find out it's broken in some important ways
I have an all in one HP inkjet that has the national debt ready to double every-time I print a colour printout so I want to replace it now with a colour laser because I want to increase my colour printing usage
I'm ok with paying up to around $800 for a decent one but everything seems to be a compromise. It's either crap document storage, poor wireless, poor output quality, small cartridges, expensive drum replacement or jamming issues or a footprint that's larger than the lie my boss told me about why there is no pay rises this year, or the next or...
When a print manufacturer finally manages to nail reliability with reasonable cost and quality output I predict they will corner the market (ok – that's my wishful thinking)
It seriously is rather frustrating shopping for a good mfc laser printer
If I had the real estate I'd go for a stack of individual reliable peripherals but alas – I don't
/End of rant (sorry)

Post time: 2013-3-5 06:34:51 |Show all posts

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Don't buy one! Bad software & firmware.. Read this thread.. Anyone had any experience with problem solving the scan to email settings of a docuprint printer? I have tried everything, I'm certain all the settings are correct, but it just does not want to connect or send an email. I keep getting an error regarding an inability to read the smtp server.
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Any tips would be appreciated.
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just got a hand me down one. is it really that bad? ... will setup the wifi and scan for a small office. any feedback on the bad and good? limits? or should i just sell it and buy some other brand?
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