The HL-2280DW supports USB, ethernet, and wireless connectivity. The simple control panel includes a two line, 16 character monochrome LCD and a handful of labelled buttons. The CD-based installation is well documented and progresses very smoothly.
Paper handling includes automatic duplexing (two-sided printing), a somewhat bendy 250-sheet input tray and a front manual feed slot, discreetly hidden behind a shiny logo panel. The 100 sheet input tray lurks in a small, dark hole beneath the scanner unit. The letter/A4-size colour scanner has a telescoping lid.