Constant 'connection interrupted'
My main printer is a HEVO, run by DuetWifi v2, which sits about 20' from my router and has excellent WIFI coverage. It has been there for over a year without issue, however recently I started to get a huge number of network drop outs when I didn't get any before. I have a laptop in the same location as the DuetWifi and on the same SSID and it never has any issues, nor is it hogging the WIFI.
So I decided to start a fresh with the DuetWiFi and the Duet2and3Firmware-3.1.1.zip
Disconnected mains power from DuetWifi and then connected it via USB to my laptop, which uses the same SSID and has no issues. Pressed Eraze button, then reset button
Ran Bossa on laptop and wrote Duet2CombinedFirmware.bin to it selecting Erase all, Lock, and Boot from Flash – verified once complete – all OK
Disconnected from laptop and power up DuetWifi, console showed update progress and all was well. Still disconnecting almost constantly.
Re-did the above process and, after rebooting copied these files to the sys folder (whilst SD was in my laptop)
Connected DuetWifi to laptop and from console issued M997 S0:1:2. Console showed upgrade process completed OK. Rebooted and still almost costant network disconnects. Not once did my laptop have any issues, it’s on the same SSID and is right next to the DuetWifi.
Checked SD card, have tried 16 & 32GB, in Windows and it is OK – formatted as FAT32
Typically connection issue
Version info reported
Files on SD card
11/8/2020, 3:08:54 PM: Connected to 192.168.1.52
11/8/2020, 3:11:45 PM: Connection interrupted, attempting to reconnect...: Network error
11/8/2020, 3:11:47 PM: Connection established
11/8/2020, 3:12:37 PM: M122: === Diagnostics ===
RepRapFirmware for Duet 2 WiFi/Ethernet version 3.1.1 running on Duet WiFi 1.02 or later
Board ID: 08DDM-9FAM2-LW4S8-6J9FD-3S86R-9MYVX
Used output buffers: 3 of 24 (24 max)
=== RTOS ===
Static ram: 27980
Dynamic ram: 93868 of which 52 recycled
Exception stack ram used: 552
Never used ram: 8620
Tasks: NETWORK(ready,308) HEAT(blocked,1224) MAIN(running,1852) IDLE(ready,80)
Owned mutexes: WiFi(NETWORK)
=== Platform ===
Last reset 00:10:11 ago, cause: software
Last software reset time unknown, reason: User, spinning module GCodes, available RAM 8956 bytes (slot 2)
Software reset code 0x0003 HFSR 0x00000000 CFSR 0x00000000 ICSR 0x0441f000 BFAR 0xe000ed38 SP 0xffffffff Task MAIN
Error status: 0
MCU temperature: min 27.7, current 29.9, max 32.3
Supply voltage: min 24.4, current 24.6, max 24.8, under voltage events: 0, over voltage events: 0, power good: yes
Driver 0: standstill, SG min/max 0/90
Driver 1: standstill, SG min/max not available
Driver 2: standstill, SG min/max 0/745
Driver 3: standstill, SG min/max not available
Driver 4: standstill, SG min/max not available
Date/time: 2020-11-08 15:12:37
Cache data hit count 1012732619
Slowest loop: 5.50ms; fastest: 0.13ms
I2C nak errors 0, send timeouts 0, receive timeouts 0, finishTimeouts 0, resets 0
=== Storage ===
Free file entries: 10
SD card 0 detected, interface speed: 30.0MBytes/sec
SD card longest read time 1.0ms, write time 0.0ms, max retries 0
=== Move ===
Hiccups: 0(0), FreeDm: 169, MinFreeDm: 167, MaxWait: 81144ms
Bed compensation in use: none, comp offset 0.000
=== MainDDARing ===
Scheduled moves: 36, completed moves: 36, StepErrors: 0, LaErrors: 0, Underruns: 0, 0 CDDA state: -1
=== AuxDDARing ===
Scheduled moves: 0, completed moves: 0, StepErrors: 0, LaErrors: 0, Underruns: 0, 0 CDDA state: -1
=== Heat ===
Bed heaters = 0 -1 -1 -1, chamberHeaters = -1 -1 -1 -1
=== GCodes ===
Segments left: 0
Movement lock held by null
HTTP is idle in state(s) 0
Telnet is idle in state(s) 0
File is idle in state(s) 0
USB is idle in state(s) 0
Aux is idle in state(s) 0
Trigger is idle in state(s) 0
Queue is idle in state(s) 0
Daemon is idle in state(s) 0
Autopause is idle in state(s) 0
Code queue is empty.
=== Network ===
Slowest loop: 204.50ms; fastest: 0.00ms
Responder states: HTTP(2) HTTP(0) HTTP(0) HTTP(0) FTP(0) Telnet(0), 0 sessions
HTTP sessions: 2 of 8
- WiFi -
Network state is active
WiFi module is connected to access point
Failed messages: pending 0, notready 0, noresp 0
WiFi firmware version 1.23
WiFi MAC address ec:fa:bc:0b:ef:f2
WiFi Vcc 3.45, reset reason Unknown
WiFi flash size 4194304, free heap 20976
WiFi IP address 192.168.1.52
WiFi signal strength -52dBm, reconnections 0, sleep mode modem
Socket states: 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
I usually stay away from beta firmware but may try 3.2beta to see if the issue remains.
Just trying Duet WiFiServer.bin v1.24 first
- WiFi -
From the usb terminal console can you send
M997 S1and report the results?
It should show the wifi module flash progress.
When you lose connection, does the wifi module light go out?
Can you also test the Duet in Access point mode for a while to see if the module works without disconnections in that mode? That would isolate the problem with the router side.
Just doing a test print on it. After uploading Duet WiFiServer.bin v1.24 (15 mins ago) I have not had a single dropout - which is 100% better already. Likely the kiss of death I know.....
Will feedback on your requests shortly. Pretty much 100% guarantee it's not the router side - IT rather than 3D is my thing and I've double checked that side
Hadn't read the part about putting the Duet into AP mode - what is the benefit/purpose to that feature
M997 S1 shows that it is erasing the firmware and the counts in 5% increments up to 100% at which point it says Upgrade, or update, complete and the WIFI comes back on
The drop outs have returned sadly
Not sure if blue WIFI goes out or not - will need to sit at it and glare at it for awhile on that one
Update (good timing) - just went to glare at it and it dropped out right away
No - the WiFi light does not go out when it reports
Connection interrupted, attempting to reconnect...
HTTP request timed out
Setting AP mode 'appears' to work but I don't see the SSID 'DUETTEST'
The SSID would be duet according to your image.
Yes, 'DUET' sorry, does not show, which I presume isn't a good sign
Does the module light up when in ap mode?
@Phaedrux Yes it does
And nothing shows up on your phone or laptop?
Nothing new at all
Could be a failing module. Do you have the means to replace it?
Not really, would need hot air soldering tool and at least the WIFI module I guess. Not something I've done before, have soldered quite a lot but don't fancy completely frying the board though. Probably have to live with it until it dies and then figure something out. Do you know off-hand if the WIFI module is still either ESP-12S or ESP-07S (from an old dc42 post)
OMG - I'm sooooo sorry about the AP test. Seems my brain is stuck in DFU mode as I did NOT send M552 S2 to enable the AP SSID. Oddly enough when I do i can see it. I was able to sign into it briefly too
Able to sign into in on my laptop, but still get drops
I noticed in the diagnostics that i do NOT see what I should, I see
WiFi Vcc 3.45, reset reason Unknown
WiFi Vcc 3.42, reset reason Turned on by main processor
Although there weren't any reported issues with either sd card I reformatted my 32Gb one, 64k clusters and did NOT use the quick option and then copied back the files. Left the Duet off overnight, plugged in the sd card and powered it on and left it alone for an hour - 0 drops - ran a couple of G39's to warm up the MCU and again 0 drops
(forgot to mention Duet is enclosed in a case with a fan for cooling-https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2812834)
Had more drops now, very few when it's completely idle. Just for shiggles I plugged in a WiFi extender right next to the printer. Once firmware has been updated we'll see if that makes any difference
So it seems like an SD card issue?
@Phaedrux Sadly no, even when the printer is idle I get drop outs. I have a Wi-Fi extender 12" away from the Duet, and it's connected to it. Still get drop outs. Connection stats for the Duet to the Wi-Fi extender are -21dbm 53Mbps.
So.... looks like your initial prognosis was correct Wi-Fi module is fubar'd and on it's way out and needs to be replaced
I will try another, 3rd, SD card to triple check
Just to clarify because I may have missed it in some edits, but were you able to get access point mode working? And were the drops still happening?
If that was the case, then yes, it's likely the module is failing given that your signal strength is good, no other devices in the area are having issues, and it happens even with the router removed from the equation. We've tried reflashing the wifi server and new SD card.
Replacing the wifi module isn't the most difficult process but it's not for beginners either.
Here's an example of it being done with an external antenna version, but it's basically the same.
@Foden Same issue with 3 different sd cards, all error checked and formatted FAT32
@Phaedrux Yes, was able to get the AP mode working and connected to it, same network drop problem. Will take a look at the link - thanks again
I think this is an indication of an issue "WiFi Vcc 3.45, reset reason Unknown" as it doesn't match the expected output
I left the Wi-Fi extender, for now, blasting into the ear of the DuetWiFi, as I don't see it hurting anything - other than the folks across the street
In desperation, as I don't really want to have to replace the Wi-Fi module - but will if required, I spent the morning redoing everything from scratch, just in case - no change. UNTIL I changed the "Number of maximum AJAX retries" from 3 to 4. No drops in the last 4 hours, for the first 1 1/2hrs I was re-leveling the bed - I mean why not - to see if raising the MCU temp was an issue - seems it was not.
Usual KOD statement, but looks like the issue, possibly symptom only, was AJAX retry # brought about with a recent upgrade to Duet Wi-Fi 3.1.1. Which I had completely overlooked as a possible culprit. I had upgraded it but then not used the HEVO for awhile as I was using my MakerSelect IIIP.
Will see if I get any more connection drop outs now I have tempted fate again
Last post on this, I know everyone will be pleased
So, indeed it was the KOD - 30 mins ago back to constant drops again. Best get out the hairdryer, solder and BBQ tongs then......
Can you turn the DuetWifi into a DuetEthernet?
Can you turn the DuetWifi into a DuetEthernet?
Yes I believe so. Instead of soldering on a replacement module you could install the socket for the ethernet module.
Hmm, OK that's an option then, except for the hole I'd have to put in my case Oh well
Thanks again Phaedrux