After much research and trial and error I have finally gotten my smoothie board installed and firmware configured. I can connect via usb and print files just fine. This gives me really nice quality prints. Now I went to enable the networking and set a static ip address. When I enter the ip address in my browser, I get what looks like pronterface. I can read temps, make the printer motors move and operate the heaters. I can upload a file just fine and it reports file uploaded successfully. But it won’t print. I don’t know why. There were no error messages. Where do I look to fix this?
Yes. And then the file disappeared. It’s still on the sd card as I can see it in file manager on my computer.
I wonder if it would be possible to port the Duet Web Control to a Smoothieboard? I might have to go learn how to write code.
Well, I updated the web interface according to what I found in the documentation. The web interface still does not work. Now the file shows up as available to print, but when I click print, everything freezes up. I have to power cycle everything to get it to operate again.
So. Is this such a common problem and nobody has fixed it? Just curious. Since a format and reinstall of firmware and all other files has not solved it. I’m beginning to think that I made a poor buying choice.
Going to list this board on Ebay. It apparently works like it is supposed to, but I can’t get the web interface to work. I just purchased a Duet Ethernet to replace it. I know their web interface works.
Web interface works for thousands of users. I’ve seen problems like yours before ( though not in a long time ) and they had to do with specificities of the local network ( partial internet access, or some weird router things ).
Can you try on another network ? In another browser ? Can you try formatting your SD card ?
Only one network to hook up to. Tried formatting the sd card. Tried Chrome and Firefox. You can’t pay me enough to open any web browser from Microsoft. I can open the web interface. I can home the printer. I can move all axis’ via the control buttons. I can turn on and off the heat bed and hot end heaters. I can turn the parts cooling fan on and off. It all works. Until I try to print a file. Doesn’t matter what file I try. It just freezes up. Nothing heats up, nothing moves. I have to power cycle the machine to get it to respond again. I can print a file just fine via usb from Simplify3d.
I bought this Smoothie board before I found out the short coming of the web interface. From what I’ve read, you can’t close the web browser once a file is started. You can’t access it from a different computer on the network once a file is started to be able to monitor it. What’s the point?
On my Duetwifi I have, once a print is started, it is on the sd card and the Duet takes over from there. You can shut that computer completely off and access the web control fro a different computer without causing problems for the print.
My new Duet Ethernet is scheduled to arrive on Monday. I will swap it for the Smoothie board and then sell it at a loss on ebay with full disclosure that I was not successful in getting the web interface to fully work.