No duet web control for 0.8.5



  • I am very new to this but have been completely immersed for the last 3 days. I have finally managed to get a ping back from my Duet 0.8.5 in a cmd window after assigning a static IP address in my config.g file and bridging my wireless network adapter with my ethernet port. I just get nothing when I type the IP address into my browser (Chrome or Firefox). By nothing, I mean I get the message that the page can't be found.

    Networks are a mystery to me but seem to have been required reading in order to use one of these boards. I am trying to revive a printer that up until 3 days ago ran beautifully with a smoothieboard. I bought this 0.8.5 duet a couple of years ago when I was gathering materials for a second printer that never happened. Now I just want something that works.

    It is unclear to me whether the 0.8.5 is really supported/compatible with the current firmware releases. All of the old links in forum posts and setup guides that used to go to 0.8.5 specific information don't work anymore- they just go to a more general location: duet3d.dozuki.com, which doesn't seem to address the use of this older board.

    Any ideas about what I might be missing?


  • administrators

    Regarding the links not working, if you search on dozuki you will find the information, it was all migrated however migration of each individual link was not practical.


  • administrators

    The current firmware for Duet 085 is version 1.20, available at https://github.com/dc42/RepRapFirmware/releases.

    If you can ping the board but the web interface isn't working, check that the web files are in the right places on the SD card, see https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Wiki/Firmware_Overview#Section_SD_card_structure.



  • Thanks for the responses. I have firmware 1.20 installed- I will take a look at the web files when I get home from work.

    I am sorry if I sounded critical of the site when I said the links didn't work- I didn't intend it that way. I let this board sit in its box for 2 years before trying anything with it. It is nobody's fault but mine if the technology progressed beyond it in the mean time. I am seeking support for an obsolete board.

    One other possibility I dug up somewhere is that my router might not be setup to allow the web server on the duet. I just can't find any information on how I would verify any of that.

    Thanks again- I will let you know if reloading the web files on the sd card helps.


  • administrators

    If you are running firmware 1.20 now then I suggest you delete or rename the old /www folder on the SD card, create a new one, and extract the contents of DuetWebControl.zip into it. Then check it has the right structure.



  • It looks like I got it working. I didn't see any change when I extracted the www files directly to the sd card folder. I was poking around at the rest of my settings and saw that the ethernet port I had bridged with the wifi port did not have internet access. I deleted and then recreated the bridge and this time checked both the Local Area Connection and the Wireless Network Connection boxes as adapters I wanted to use to connect computers on the network. The instructions I used yesterday made me think I only wanted one of those checked. As soon as the bridge was created I typed the IP address into my browser and the duet web control came right up.

    Thanks for the help. Now I need to connect motors and heaters and see if I can revive this printer!


 

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