Can Duet boards be used without an internet connection?
Hi, I'm just researching whether a Duet board is the right solution for me and I see they use the browser based Duet Web Control interface to configure and compile settings for the board. These settings are then downloaded as a .zip file and sent to the printer - if I've understood it correctly.
Is it possible to do this without an internet connection and just a local network, or is a net connection required to use these boards?
Sorry if that's a stupid question I just want to make sure any future lack of internet wont render my printer inoperable.
No internet is required, can use local network with dhcp or set static ip in duet config if the network does not have dhcp server.
Updates etc can be done by moving downloaded files onto SD card for offline updating as well.
Brilliant thanks. That's what I was hoping.
Just a side note, there is usually no need to compile anything. Just place the config g-code in
/sys/on the SD card, power on and thats it.
You can also connect using USB and enter the g-code to set up networking, at which point you can access Duet Web Control and edit/upload configs in the browser from your local network.
Ok I understand, thanks. It's this user friendly "simplicity" that appeals to me as programming is not my strong point.
programming is not my strong point.
There's no programming, exactly, but there is configuring. You'll need to get a basic understanding of the gcodes being used for configuration.
@Phaedrux Thanks for that link, I'll be reading that over the next few days. I've not began to learn any actual gcode yet as I'm still waiting for delivery of my printer. But it seems allot easier to get simple commands in gcode, than using C++ in Marlin.
There's a lot of documentation to get your started with the board and firmware.
And of course the forum if you get stuck.
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Also, those commands are DYNAMIC. Real time. So if you are experiment because your not quite certain about something in the documentation, you can enter the command on the console, try it, see what the printer does, and enter a slightly changed command.
All via the web interface. All in seconds. Instead of edit/compile/reset dozens of minutes.
@Danal Yes I saw people doing that. It looked really useful. This does seem the best platform for 3D printing.
This does seem the best platform
Not limited to 3d printing:) And while most of us will agree, I'll admit to a little bias:)