Confused as to which firmware I should be using.

  • Good Morning

    My system has been working reasonable well for so long I have not been keeping up to date with the updates.
    Should I be using RepRapFirmware 2.0 or stable firmware 2.01 I dont want to loose all my settings by choosing the wrong one.
    Please advise

    System is currently as below:

    Firmware name RepRapFirmware for Duet Wifi
    Firmware electronics: Duet Wifi 1.0 (the pcb is marked Duet Wifi 2)
    Firmware version : 1.19.2 (2017-09-01)
    Wifi server version: 1.19.2
    Web interface version: 1.19.3

  • @flyingscot If you are going to switch to 2.x firmware then you should use the latest which is 2.01 with a lot of bugfixes. I know there was some manual work required when switching from an older version but I think it was upgrading from 1.18.x to something newer. You should look check Installing and Updating Firmware before going on.

    As an aside regarding your comment that the board is marked Duet Wifi 2 whereas the copied output states 1.0. Both is correct. Duet Wifi is 2nd generation of Duets hence the "2" whereas your board is hardware revision 1.0 (out of 1.0 up to 1.04).

  • administrators

    • To upgrade 1.19.2 to 2.01, you will need to rename the downloaded Duet2CombinedFirmware.bin file to DuetWiFiFirmware.bin before you upload it to your Duet WiFi, because that is the name that your existing firmware expects.
    • You will need to add M564 H0 to your config.g file if you want to continue to allow axis movement before homing.
    • If you are using a BLTouch Z probe then you should change the P parameter in your M558 command to P9.

    HTH David

  • Thanks guys
    All up to date now and seems to be still working.
    What is the ReprapFirmare V2 for?

  • @flyingscot Apart from all the usual improvements and bugfixes that come with every new version of RRF the upgrade to 2.x also brought RTOS as a basis. This stands for Real-Time Operating System and allows tasks to be very strictly constrained in when and how often they need to run, e.g. to have a very close and strict check on temperatures.

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