Connecting…. never fully connects



  • I'm a new DuetWifi owner.
    Installing in a BigBox Dual.

    I went to try to update the firmware (first power on after install into BigBox) and the web control shows Connecting… when trying to connect.

    The DuetWifi is on my local wifi. I've tried using a USB cable and I get the same thing.
    What am i doing wrong?



  • You might have erased the firmware
    Try re-flashing it


  • administrators

    You may have ended up with incompatible versions of DuetWebControl, DuetWiFiServer, and DuetWiFiFirmware. Try this:

    1. Edit sys/config.g on the SD card, commenting out the M552 S1 command that enables the network. While you are at it, put the latest versions of DuetWiFiFirmware.bin, DuetWiFiServer.bin and DuetWebControl.bin ni the /sys folder of the SD card. Make sure they have exactly these names, i.e. remove the version numbers from the names of the files you downloaded.

    2. Put the SD card back in the Duet and see whether you can connect via USB.

    3. If you can't connect via USB, check whether your PC can see the board as a Duet. If it shows up as an unknown device, then you don't have the correct device driver installed.

    4. If you still can't connect via USB, download sam-ba, then erase and re-flash the firmware.

    5. When you are connected via USB, run M115 to check you are running the latest DuetWiFiFirmware (1.18.1). Then use M997 S1 and M997 S2 to update DuetWiFiServer and DuetWebControl.

    6. Send M552 S1 to re-enable WiFi, and you should be able to connect via WiFi.

    7. Edit config.g over the network to re-enable the M552 S1 command.

    HTH David



  • I will try these steps tonight. Thanks.
    That info should be made into a sticky forum note for all to see.


  • administrators



  • @dc42:

    You may have ended up with incompatible versions of DuetWebControl, DuetWiFiServer, and DuetWiFiFirmware. Try this:

    1. Edit sys/config.g on the SD card, commenting out the M552 S1 command that enables the network. While you are at it, put the latest versions of DuetWiFiFirmware.bin, DuetWiFiServer.bin and DuetWebControl.bin ni the /sys folder of the SD card. Make sure they have exactly these names, i.e. remove the version numbers from the names of the files you downloaded.

    2. Put the SD card back in the Duet and see whether you can connect via USB.

    3. If you can't connect via USB, check whether your PC can see the board as a Duet. If it shows up as an unknown device, then you don't have the correct device driver installed.

    4. If you still can't connect via USB, download sam-ba, then erase and re-flash the firmware.

    5. When you are connected via USB, run M105 to check you are running the latest DuetWiFiFirmware (1.18.1). Then use M997 S1 and M997 S2 to update DuetWiFiServer and DuetWebControl.

    6. Send M552 S1 to re-enable WiFi, and you should be able to connect via WiFi.

    7. Edit config.g over the network to re-enable the M552 S1 command.

    HTH David

    Hi Dc42 David,
    I can not at all connect to my Wi-Fi network. I installed the latest version of the FW stable with 1.3 DuetWifiServer, but nothing When I type M552 S1 does not appear to enable the connection of IP Duet. He did the procedure with Sam Ba, then erase and re-flash the firmware. (Windows)
     the latest DuetWiFiFirmware (1.18.1). I used the commands M997 M997 S1 and S2 to update DuetWiFiServer and DuetWebControl (iMac) But nothing to do does not come out to me the IP Duet with M552 S1 command. Use Windows to re-flash with Sam Ba and Mac / Crome to update Server / DWC. I do not see the end is five hours that I try in every possible way but nothing. Problems with DuetWifiServer? Very bad my English, sorry


  • administrators

    Does the WiFi module start up in access point mode, and are you able to connect to it, selected your access point, and enter the password?

    A known issue is that passwords containing accented characters will not be processed correctly.



  • @dc42:

    Does the WiFi module start up in access point mode, and are you able to connect to it, selected your access point, and enter the password?

    A known issue is that passwords containing accented characters will not be processed correctly.

    My PW os very simple is only number and letter
    i not abile to set the PW
    see the image ….duet is dialUP ?

    i send email whit various screenshot



  • non able to send image …

    DuetWiFiServer version 1.03 (ch fork)
    Flash size 4194304, free RAM 32072 bytes, WiFi Vcc 3.10V, host name: duetwifi, reset reason: Turned on by main processor
    WiFi is running as an access point with name DuetWiFi
    serial: M105

    NOT SEE the IP

    my network work on

    Tiscali network DHCP
    Net mask: 255.255.255.0
    Roter 192.16811.254
    DNS 192.16811.254

    AirPort Mac see the DuetWIFI but i non possible to set PW


  • administrators

    Do you have a smartphone that you can use to connect to the DuetWiFi access point?



  • @dc42:

    Do you have a smartphone that you can use to connect to the DuetWiFi access point?

    YES
    but i see the 192.168.1.100 ( iPhone)page from setup i set the TISCALI NETWORK and my PW….send and reboot me please....send from HOST M552 S1 / M552 S0 but not set the password same problems



  • Hi Dc42
    –----When you are connected via USB, run M105 to check you are running the latest DuetWiFiFirmware (1.18.1)

    M115 version of FW !! on wiki M105 Temperature check

    FIRMWARE_NAME: RepRapFirmware for Duet WiFi FIRMWARE_VERSION: 1.18.1 ELECTRONICS: Duet WiFi 1.0 FIRMWARE_DATE: 2017-04-09

    Help me for wifi ?


  • administrators

    Can i just triple check something.

    When you have the DuetWifi in access point mode (it says so in the pronterface output you pasted in a previous comment), you then connect to the DuetWifi access point. When you go to 192.168.1.1 in your web browser, do you get a basic screen showing your WiFi network SSID (and maybe other nearby networks?) You then have to enter your WiFi network password and save, then reboot.



  • @T3P3Tony:

    Can i just triple check something.

    When you have the DuetWifi in access point mode (it says so in the pronterface output you pasted in a previous comment), you then connect to the DuetWifi access point. When you go to 192.168.1.1 in your web browser, do you get a basic screen showing your WiFi network SSID (and maybe other nearby networks?) You then have to enter your WiFi network password and save, then reboot.

    SOLVE : I have very large 20/25 nearby wifi SSID on my listing and the Duet wifi attact on the this router … now Duet wifi work perfect on my network .... thanks


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