Also, not sure what has changed, but the latest version of DuetWiFiServer.bin shipping with 3.3RC1 is v1.26, you're on v1.25. May be worth updating to that.
The firmware I'm currently running is:
RepRapFirmware for Duet 3 Mini 5+ version 3.3beta3 (2021-04-22 13:48:16) running on Duet 3 Mini5plus WiFi (standalone mode)
Recv: - WiFi - Recv: Network state is active Recv: WiFi module is connected to access point Recv: Failed messages: pending 0, notready 0, noresp 0 Recv: WiFi firmware version 1.26 Recv: WiFi MAC address f0:08:d1:02:ec:f2 Recv: WiFi Vcc 3.33, reset reason Power up Recv: WiFi flash size 2097152, free heap 22376 Recv: WiFi IP address 10.0.0.201 Recv: WiFi signal strength -42dBm, mode 802.11n, reconnections 0, sleep mode modem
That appears to be the versions you're referring to, no?
Here is the
; Configuration file for Duet 3 Mini 5+ (firmware version 3) ; executed by the firmware on start-up ; ; generated by RepRapFirmware Configuration Tool v3.2.3 on Sun Apr 18 2021 18:45:52 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) ; General preferences G90 ; send absolute coordinates... M83 ; ...but relative extruder moves M550 P"Archie" ; set printer name ; Network M552 S1 ; enable network M587 S"White Lotus" P"exampl'e password" ; Configure access point M586 P0 S1 ; enable HTTP M586 P1 S0 ; disable FTP M586 P2 S0 ; disable Telnet ; Drives M569 P0.0 S0 ; physical drive 0.0 goes backwards M569 P0.2 S1 ; physical drive 0.2 goes forwards M569 P0.1 S0 ; physical drive 0.1 goes backwards M569 P0.3 S1 ; physical drive 0.3 goes forwards M584 X0.0 Y0.1 Z0.2 E0.3 ; set drive mapping M350 X16 Y16 Z16 E16 I1 ; configure microstepping with interpolation M92 X80.00 Y80.00 Z400.00 E359.92 ; set steps per mm M566 X900.00 Y900.00 Z60.00 E300.00 ; set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min) M203 X6000.00 Y6000.00 Z300.00 E3600.00 ; set maximum speeds (mm/min) M201 X500.00 Y500.00 Z200.00 E2500.00 ; set accelerations (mm/s^2) M906 X900 Y900 Z900 E1100 I30 ; set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent M84 S30 ; Set idle timeout ; SILENCE M569 P0 D3 V0 M569 P1 D3 V0 M569 P2 D3 V0 M569 P3 D3 V0 ; Axis Limits M208 X0 Y-30 Z0 S1 ; set axis minima M208 X220 Y195 Z250 S0 ; set axis maxima ; Endstops M574 Y1 S1 P"io5.in" ; configure active-high endstop for low end on X via pin io5.in M574 X1 S1 P"io6.in" ; configure active-high endstop for low end on Y via pin io6.in M574 Z1 S2 ; configure active-high endstop for low end on Z via pin io2.in ; Z-Probe M950 S0 C"io3.out" ; create servo pin 0 for BLTouch M558 P9 C"^io3.in" H5 F3500 T6000 ; set Z probe type to bltouch and the dive height + speeds G31 P500 X-54 Y6 Z0.558 ; set Z probe trigger value, offset and trigger height M557 X15:190 Y30:190 S30 ; define mesh grid M851 Z-3.32 ; set the z offset accordingly ; Heaters M308 S0 P"temp0" Y"thermistor" T98801 B4185 ; configure sensor 0 as thermistor on pin temp0 M950 H0 C"out0" T0 ; create bed heater output on out0 and map it to sensor 0 M307 H0 R0.307 C472.0 D2.21 S1.00 V23.8 ; disable bang-bang mode for the bed heater and set PWM limit M140 H0 ; map heated bed to heater 0 M143 H0 S120 ; set temperature limit for heater 0 to 120C M308 S1 P"temp1" Y"thermistor" T100000 B4725 C7.06e-8 ; configure sensor 1 as thermistor on pin temp1 M950 H1 C"out1" T1 ; create nozzle heater output on out1 and map it to sensor 1 M307 H1 B0 S1.00 ; disable bang-bang mode for heater and set PWM limit M143 H1 S285 ; set temperature limit for heater 1 to 280C ; Fans M950 F0 C"out3" Q500 ; create fan 0 on pin out3 and set its frequency M106 P0 C"PartCool" S0 H-1 ; set fan 0 name and value. Thermostatic control is turned off M950 F1 C"out4" Q500 ; create fan 1 on pin out4 and set its frequency M106 P1 C"HotEnd" S1 H1:0 T45 ; set fan 1 name and value. Thermostatic control is turned on ; Tools M563 P0 S"HotEnd" D0 H1 F0 ; define tool 0 G10 P0 X0 Y0 Z0 ; set tool 0 axis offsets G10 P0 R0 S0 ; set initial tool 0 active and standby temperatures to 0C ; Custom settings are not defined ; Miscellaneous M501 ; load saved parameters from non-volatile memory M911 S10 R11 P"M913 X0 Y0 G91 M83 G1 Z3 E-5 F1000" ; set voltage thresholds and actions to run on power loss T0 ; select first tool
No, it's just connecting the Duet WiFi to the Pi WiFi, then the Pi WiFi connecting to the xfinity WiFi. The Pi bridges the connection between the two. There should be guides around on the Pi side to do this.
This sounds like it can be really helpful. I'll have to research this.
Duet 3 Mini 5+ version 3.3beta3
Okay, so it's not that, though would be worth updating from beta to release candidate (3.3 RC1). Update the DuetWiFiServer to 1.26 at the same time; it fixes a minor bug whereby it was transmitting a small amount of extra unwanted data on the wifi module SPI interface (says @dc42, though I doubt this is the issue).
For pi network bridge, see https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point-bridged.md
However, I was slightly wrong; the Pi would be wired via Ethernet to your hub. However, this should test if the Duet is at issue.
@dessiverse Sorry, by hub I mean your xfinity router. I assume it's got at least one ethernet port! So you would have an Ethernet cable going from your xfinity router to the raspberry pi. The RPi would allow your Duet to connect to its WiFi, and bridge the connection between the WiFi and Ethernet.
@dessiverse, FWIW I recall some time ago that a Duet WiFi user was unable to get good WiFi connectivity from the Duet on WiFi Channel 1, but switched to another channel (6 AFAIR) and it worked much better. However, that's no help to you if your ISP won't allow you to change the channel.
@dessiverse The guide I linked to earlier, https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point-bridged.md does the right thing:
In the above image, the 'Router' is your xfinity box, which is connected by Ethernet ('LAN') to the 'RPi', with a wireless connection to the 'Laptop', which is where the Duet 2 WiFi would be.
Edit: Just checked, your Xfinity TG4482A should have 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/broadband-gateways-userguides
@droftarts I just finished setting that up, going to test in a few.
To my understanding, it creates a new network that you connect to that is a bridge between the two networks?
@droftarts An Xfinity technician is coming over as some point today to check the network for any issues regarding the duet and my extenders, see if that'll help in anyway.
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I didn't read the whole thread so apologies if this was already in but ESP module is nice and cheap but does not play nice with all wifi hw out there... There are AP's that ESP will just not talk to. I had terrible issues with few AP's (one was some PRC noname repeater, one was tp-link dual something, and one was some xfinity router) ... the noname one I gave to a friend who use it for travel, works great but just don't work with ESP, no matter what you do, xfinity I tried everything also, does not work, got rid of it, tp-link, I changed the original firmware with openwrt and it not works ok with ESP modules ... I see you are using xfinity, might be impossible to solve the problem (maybe, dunno, maybe someone can), the easiest solution is to have second, el cheapo, access point that works ok with ESP modules connected to that xfinity with it's own SSID that you can use for your "internet of things" that's using ESP in huge percentages..
I had purchased a Netgear Nighthawk router, and the router is working great with it. Annoyingly, I still don't know what the issue was exactly with the Xfinity Modem / Router combo. Given the scale of Xfinity, I think it is something that should be looked into going forward.
@dessiverse is the Nighthawk also using WiFi channel 1 ?
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@dc42 It is not. I actually had to return that router as it crapped out overnight. Netgear support wasn't quite sure what happened. I ended up getting a linksys something and I set the channel manually to 6 but it's being quite finicky.
After a couple of refreshes, I was able to get it to work, and it's being consistent at this speed. It does seem that I have to manually run
M552 S-1; M552 S0; M552 S1a few times to get it to connect to the router correctly. Not sure why that might be.
And that's with M552 S1 in config.g?
M552 S1. I run the others to disable the WiFi then re-enable and connect. That's just what has worked in the past.
Here is the config.g file
; Configuration file for Duet 3 Mini 5+ (firmware version 3) ; executed by the firmware on start-up ;
config.gwas posted there ^
Ok, but we're also at 113 posts in this thread now, so can be hard to keep track and I still wouldn't know if it's current, so I'd still ask again.
Might want to try something like netspot or some other wifi analyzer tool to see what kind of a wireless network environment you've got