Just upgraded from an OfficeJet 8600 to the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 Wide. This printer is used in a networked community setting and not all users should have access to the printer's settings via the built-in web server. With the 8600 this was simple, you just needed to set an admin password. With the 7740 however, if you set the password it also blocks the non-admin user scan from web feature which was a primary reason HP was and has been selected.
Let me translate.... This design makes the feature completely useless!!!! And means that you wasted your time. OK, I will spill it out:
A feature to password protect, administrative features is so that users don't mess up the settings NOT to stop them from using the printer!!! Seriously!!!
The design is a MISTAKE. And it is so upsetting to see such poor quality work coming from so many engineering teams these days. The fact that someone actually thought this is OK, leaves me shaking my head.
Its basic common sense that a product designed to be used in a business in a networked environment needs to have a separation between administration privileges and user privileges. Previous HP printers we owned had this ability and got it right. This is simply a design bug unless you call stupid "by design".
The more we use this printer the more its poor quality is coming out. Bug and bug. Unless you want to call dismiss / later buttons on warnings that just immediately pop-up the message again vs dismissing "by design" as well. Or how about the scan drivers that were clearly a poor port from another printer... returning streaked lines, doesn't support the full scan bed.
This product is unfortunately a good idea with terrible execution. NOT IMPRESSED.
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