• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Printer

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    Great printer/scanner. Only issue was a big one when I went to OS 10.9 Maverick, it stopped scanning to computer over wireless, then it would not even recognize any printers when restarting all over. Over many months of deleting and reloading HP software and reading web comments, I finally just selected Configure IPv6 as Automatically and it surprising started working again (under Systems, Network, Advanced, TCP/IP)

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product. I own it since 2 years

    • Written by from GRENOBLE

    It works with My Mac, PC, IPhone, IPads, they all found it easily.
    Printer is shareable by Ethernet and wi-fi.
    Printer is silent and pretty fast.
    I like to be able to print, copy and scan multiple documents.
    Also it print on two sides. Cartridges are not as expensive as on other printers.
    Very flexible product. I Highly recommend if you have more than a personal use.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection Problems with Macs - not Mac friendly

    • Written by from Chicago

    Works flawlessly with my son's PC Windows machine.

    However, for some unknown reason, it would suddenly stop printing from my iMac when I installed a new printer cartridge. All other functions worked (except scan to computer which never worked). Hard reboots would restore printer connections.

    Now nothing works. It's only 3 months old. I run 10.9.1 on my mac laptop and 10.8.6 on my desktop iMac. Neither can print. Test prints from computers using the HP software work fine. Static IP addresses didn't work (my ISP doesn't allow static IPS anyway I found out). I have now spent many hours trying to get this printer to print. It is the worst HP printer I have used since my first one in 1990.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not recommended

    • Written by from Berlin

    - Ethernet auto-negotiation with Netgear switch not working, manual config required
    - DHCP with Synology Server not working, manual IP set-up required
    - Scanner via LAN not working on all MacOS 10.9 machines (three), Printing unreliable
    - USB connection is working, needed in parallel to LAN to use scanner, so only one of three computers can use the scanner.
    - password protection of config webserver unusable
    - No WPS-EAP support for WIFI
    - no ntp support, time has to be changed manually twice a year.

    This printer is advertised as a network printer for small workgroups and offices - it's not!
    Worst network set-up for any printer I've ever encountered, took me hours to get all functions working in a LAN with three computers.
    Not recommended for unexperienced users or people who have no time to waste to find workarounds for bad programming.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finnaly it works with my macbook pro OS 10.7.5

    • Written by from Austin

    First it didn't work with my Macbook pro, but I found the solution.
    Try this:
    1. Log in to the embedded web server (ews) on the printer
    2. Go network/advanced setting-bonjour
    3. Change Bonjour Highest Priority Service from "LDP" to "9100 printing"
    4. System Preference/print&scan, add the printer
    5. now it's ready to use :)

    To log in your printer's ews: type in your ews URL into your web browser
    To find your printer's ews URL: setup/network/view network summary/view wireless
    IP numer is your ews URL.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for a MAC

    • Written by from West Palm Beach

    Works ok with my PC for now, but on an IMAC OS 10.8.5 very unstable. Can't scan to computer can't print wireless. From the 8600 control panel I can connect to my wireless network ,also during installation, but when I try to print, the imac can't find the printer. Updated firmware used latest software for OS10.8. After many 8600 factory resets, uninstalling, reinstalling, purging printers, and deleting anything with HP from the IMAC's Library still no success. The latest drivers from Apple for HP made things really bad. With every suggestion from the HP web experts the situation degraded. I'm using it wired to network, wanted an air printer. Scan to computer option disappeared from scan options under HP utility on the IMAC. If you are using a MAC and you like spending a lot of time trying to get a printer to work as advertised without success, the 8600 is the product for you.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good with Mac Book Pro

    • Written by from St. Charles

    I wanted an air printer for my Mac Book Pro and apple devices. This printer was listed as a recommended printer for Apples. It did link easily w/ all air devices, but would not link wirelessly to my Mac Book Pro. I spent HOURS trying to get it to link! I tried all the trouble-shooting recommendations on the HP website regarding use with Apple, none worked!
    I should not be this Difficult!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I agree with all the negative reviews

    • Written by from Louisville

    I had had an older but similar version of this HP. It worked fine for my husband on his non-mac but didn't work well for my daughter and I with our macs. I wanted a new printer and much to my horror he bought yet another HP . Seemed he believed everything the sales rep said but nothing I said! This printer has wasted hours of my time. I have had 2 network techie people here who can't figure out why it won't print wireless. I don't mind using a hardwire for printing but that doesn't solve the impossibility of getting it to scan. Even hardwired, the scanner can't seem to find the computer. Aside from hours wasted trying to get it to san, I have also spent over 2 hours on the phone with HP. Nothing was resolved except in the end, they blamed the problem on Apple. I am ready to throw this piece of junk out the window.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too many bugs

    • Written by from North Hills

    The scan/email functions won't work after a few months and HP cannot resolve the issues. However, they will consume hours of your precious time with tech support that ends with no resolution.
    Don't buy this printer.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked fine for 10 months

    • Written by from Rancho Palos Verdes

    Worked fine for 10 months - then imager went out making the scan/copy/fax function worthless. It's a known hardware failure. I would not recommend. I'm out of warranty and out of luck.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great printer

    • Written by from Bradford West Gwillimbury

    really easy to use and fast to print i love it.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Endless hassles

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    Over a year and a half of use I have had a series of problems with this machine's scanning functions--first bands (eventually solved); fairly consistent communication problems between my MAC OSX 10.7.5 and the scanner that require annoying and continual manual resets; and now a complete failure to scan from the flatbed to the computer in color.
    The problems have mounted with MAC OSX and HP updates. None of the service/support suggestions or online chat groups ideas have resolved this. The functions are fine--when they work, but I would not recommend this printer. Too bad as I've used HP printers for years. This one in my experience is a dud.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    HP Officejet Pro 8600

    • Written by from Winston-Salem

    The printer was purchased in September of 2012 and has worked very well with my PC and Macbook Pro (purchased in February 2012) It was easy to install and set up wireless on my Home network. It functions better with my iPhone and and iPad. The only drawback is that it will not allow two sided printing on the Macbook Pro. All the other devices do the two sided printing. Must be some gap in either the Mountain Lion software of the HP driver; but can find no answer from Apple nor HP.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Rolla

    I just bought The HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus. I received it in the mail yesterday and only until today did I finally get the Airprint feature to work on it.
    When I opened the box and got the printer set up everything worked great. I could print through wifi, I could print the eprint center, copy, scan and I dont have a hardline to fax but it all worked. The next task was to figure out the AirPrint feature. I wanted to print using my I phone but could't figure out how to print using AirPrint. Mostly because I didn't have all of the know how about my iPhone. So I talked to Apple Care and talked to a lady named vicky and she showed me how to search for the printer on my phone and then print. It really does have AirPrint people it just takes a little work to get there.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to setup

    • Written by from Irvine

    I am blown away by all of the negative reviews. I've had this printer for 6 months and I've never had an issue with it.

    The setup menu makes things very easy. I have this printer hooked up to my Macbook Air, iPhone, iPad and Windows Computer. I think people that attempted making the printer work most likely shouldn't be touching computers if they're having a lot of issues with it. This is VERY simple to work as it is basically plug and play.

    The only issue I had was trying to figure out how to setup the scanner to scan to my MBA through WIFI but after 5 minutes or so I was able to get it figured out.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad printer

    • Written by from Waxhaw

    When I bought this printer the store employee told me that it would take about 20 minutes to get the printer installed. Well, after about 2 hours of work, I did get it installed on the LAN. However, none of our computers would recognize the printer even though the installation process indicated that the printer software had been successfully installed on each computer. At that point I left the whole mess and left the office. Surprisingly, the next morning our computers did recognize the printer. Unfortunately, when the computers gave a command to print a document, the printer only succeeded in printing about five pages before it quit working. The printer continued to attempt to pick up sheets of paper, but it failed to do so. We tried different weight sheets of paper, but no success. We have used many HP printers without serious problems, but this one is something different.

    24 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Has been awful as a networked printer

    • Written by from Plano

    My MAC's constantly lose touch with the printer which requires rebooting MACs and then printer. Getting rid of it.

    28 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless functions unreliable

    • Written by from Parker

    A simple review:
    Wireless function unstable and intermittent.
    Same result when wired to a network, intermittently nonfunctional.
    Air print feature worked at first, then hopeless.
    THIS PRINTER IS NOT A NETWORK PRINTER OR AN AIRPRINT PRINTER.
    All this experience on a professionally set up and maintained network with no other problems.
    Enough said.

    35 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from chula vista

    I had this printer for about 6 month and it work great...Easy to install and very fast, I will print from my Iphone, Ipad and network 4 computer. I will recomend.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Workhorse. Does the job well.

    • Written by from Chicago

    I love this printer and hope that it lasts a very long time. It is fast and accurate, the wifi features are flawless. Thank you HP!

    7 of 11 people found this useful