Complete download needed for new installation… confused!



  • The files are both named correctly and in that folder on the SD card. However, Windows 10 is translating or opening them during the download from the web into something other than a .bin file. It won't allow me to download without a file association of one sort or another. I have tried a sam-ba association, but that doesn't work. I can't find a way to have no file association at all. Revert defaults perhaps?


  • administrators

    Windows shouldn't require a file association fo you to download a file. However, it has an annoying habit of not displaying the file extension for "known file types". You can suppress that in the options in File Explorer.

    If you go to https://github.com/dc42/RepRapFirmware/releases and click on the links to the .bin files, you should get a "Save as" prompt.



  • Progress?
    This what Pronterface tells me:
    SENDING:M997 SO:1
    Trying to connect at 460800 baud:
    success
    Erasing 244400 bytes…
    Uploading file...
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    Upload successful
    [ERROR] Can't read from printer (disconnected?) (SerialException): call to ClearCommError failed
    [ERROR] Can't write to printer (disconnected?) (SerialException): WriteFile failed


  • administrators

    That's normal. It's uploaded the WiFi firmware successfully and then closes the USB port while it upgraded the main firmware. Assuming you left it.powered up for a minute or so to complete the upgrade, you should be able to reconnect.



  • OK. I have redone it all and those files are installed, Pronterface is connected and the SDHC card is mounted.
    I remain lost past that.
    Where should I install RepRap Firmware 1.19? Were all files that exist on the SD card uploaded, i.e., /www folder and /macro folder? And I'm still nowhere with Duet Web Control.
    I'm dense with ignorance and you must be shaking your head dealing with a NOOB such as I. I don't know why this is so difficult for me - I've managed to blunder my way through Arduino (for RAMPS), Smoothieboard setups and a couple of others along the way, but this is somehow wicked confusing to me.
    I truly appreciate your time and efforts on my behalf!

    Dean


  • administrators

    When you send M115, what firmware version does it report? If it reports version 1.19, that's good. What you need to do next is send M552 S1 to enable WiFi networking.



  • This is the message: FIRMWARE_VERSION: 1.19 ELECTRONICS: Duet WiFi 1.0 FIRMWARE_DATE: 2017-08-14
    ok T B:2000.0 /0.0

    M552 S1
    SENDING:M552 S1
    WiFi module started
    WiFi reported error: no known networks found

    So, when configuring, do I use 192.168.1.1 and "preprap"? Or my own router?


  • administrators

    So you need to use M587 to tell it what SSID to connect to and what password to use. Doing this from Pronterface won't work because any lowercase characters in your password will be converted to uppercase. You can either use a terminal emulator instead (I use YAT under Windows), or set up a macro file to do it as described in the instructions for upgrading to firmware 1.19.



  • So close!
    This from the duet web control all connected and working:
    Firmware Name: RepRapFirmware for Duet WiFi
    Firmware Electronics: Duet WiFi 1.0
    Firmware Version: 1.19 (2017-08-14)
    WiFi Server Version: 1.19
    Web Interface Version: 1.19

    I cannot find config.g to modify for auto connect. I have sent motion and homing macros with appropriate settings. Tried to do necessary 1.19 updates and those look good, but why no config.g? Should upload RepRap firmware 1.19? still no machine movement or anything, but probably need to activate tools?

    So far, one step per message. As ever, thank you!


  • administrators

    You are already running RepRapFirmware 1.19. Go to the Settings page of Duet Web Control, then the System Files Editor tab, there you will find the config.g file and you can edit it. If for any reason isn't there, go to https://configurator.reprapfirmware.org to generate a new one. You can upload just config.g or the whole zip file generated by configtool through the Settings General tab of Duet Web Control.



  • Finally. Although I've yet to print (having motion and homing difficulties) I can interact with the machine with consistency on both WiFi and PanelDue. I've got heat everywhere I need it and the extruder is working accurately from my previous steps/mm config. I release you to roam freely in new vistas and stop coddling me through my incompetencies.
    Thank you very much, David. The Duet seems great and I have no doubt I will get it figured out sometime this week. It is better for me to struggle a while right now so I can learn it more effectively.

    Cheers,
    Dean



  • Good day . please tell me .I accidentally pressed the ERASE button and flew all the firmware reading on the website I realized that you need to install Bossa . I installed it but do not understand which files and where to download please tell me .DuetWiFi



  • Good day . please tell me .I accidentally pressed the ERASE button and flew all the firmware reading on the website I realized that you need to install Bossa . I installed it but do not understand which files and where to download please tell me


  • administrators

    All you need to know should be at https://duet3d.com/wiki/Updating_main_firmware#Fallback_procedure_.233. If there is anything there that you don't understand, feel free to ask again.



  • Good day . The link you advised . I did SC was listed on the page of the link . but that does not work out . can you write the process how to do it and what firmware need and do I need a flash drive for flashing process.


  • administrators

    I have written the process, it's on the page I linked to. What didn't work for you? What do you mean by "SC" ?

    You don't need a flash drive to install new firmware, you need either the SAM-BA program or the Bossa program in your PC as described on that page, and a USB cable between your PC and the Duet.



  • I use the Bossa program is ran the program and connected the DUET cost WIFI downloaded DuetWiFiFirmware.bin and did as said If you can't run SAM-BA (e.g. because you want to update the firmware with a Mac), you can also use Bossa 1.18 (not earlier versions) with https://github.com/shumatech/BOSSA/releases Interactive version (Bossa) does not work on high resolution screens, but you can still use the command line version (bossac). If you use the interactive version, you need to select to Wipe everything, Lock, and Boot from the Flash before pressing the Write key. If you are using the command line, try this command line: After that I pressed reset and no result


  • administrators

    Did Bossa or bossac report "Verify successful"?



  • Yes exactly . report from Bossa was . now that's just . filled it with firmware 1.18 . uploaded it has disabled the usb wire put the flash drive with my settings and the result has not changed . diag lamp continues to burn


  • administrators

    Ignore the diag lamp, whether it will be on or off depends on your Z probe configuration.

    After programming, if you reset the board then the Bossa port will disappear from your mac but the Duet 3D port should appear.


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