Cant get connected using a mac

  • got the board fitted all wires connected and ready to go found instructions how to connect using windows but nothing on using a mac . i have tried a few thing but no luck just cant get the web based interface up and running . Any help would be great thanks

  • I have a mac too : here you find the information :
    first download print run for mac aka pronterface =>
    klick on port connection you must see this :/dev/tty.usbmodemFA431
    clic on connect and than follow From step number 4 from the link i set before .
    it is very easy !
    if your printer don't show in your port driver , it is possible you have to install FTDI driver for mac.

  • I had already downloaded pronterface and my printer doesn't show up on any com port i will try what you suggested thanks for your help

  • These instructions are atrocious. Step one says skip this step if you aren't using Windows, then the rest of the instructions are all windows based anyways. I hope Duet3D can update the documentation some.

    Will, did you ever get it working on your mac?

    StefanC, How were you able to determine the right port?


  • For anyone else who finds this via Google, the way to determine your port on a Mac is :

    1. Open Terminal (cmd+space, type terminal, hit enter)

    2. Type 'ls /dev/tty.*' without the single quotes obviously. Hit enter.

    3. You should see a not too large list of ports that are in use. Mine looked like:
      /dev/tty.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port /dev/tty.SOC
      /dev/tty.MALS /dev/tty.usbmodem1442345

    4. You're probably looking for one like /dev/tty.usbmodem1442345, but it will have a different number. If you have multiple ports that look like possibilities, just try them in pronterface.

    Good Luck!


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