Using WiFi Router on Maestro



  • Hi!
    New Duet user here, haven't received my Maestro yet, plan on putting it on my CR-10S.

    I ~can~ get an ethernet wire to my current CR-10S's location, but it would be a less than optimal situation and I'd really not like to change its location.

    I was wondering if I could use a spare WiFi router in bridge mode to add WiFi to the Maestro.

    Anyone tried this yet? Thx! 🙂


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    That should be possible. Before the Duet WiFi, I used a TP-Link WR710N mini router in client mode to access my wired Duet from the WiFi network.



  • i used an old router with relayd to act as a wifi bridge
    see
    https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/network/wifi/relay_configuration



  • @dc42 and @Veti -

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    I thought as much ... I must have a dozen old (and some pretty new) routers of all sizes and types floating around, I'll set one up in Client / Bridge mode while I await my new Maestro.

    Thanks ! 🙂



  • @puterpro said in Using WiFi Router on Maestro:

    Hi!
    New Duet user here, haven't received my Maestro yet, plan on putting it on my CR-10S.

    I ~can~ get an ethernet wire to my current CR-10S's location, but it would be a less than optimal situation and I'd really not like to change its location.

    I was wondering if I could use a spare WiFi router in bridge mode to add WiFi to the Maestro.

    Anyone tried this yet? Thx! 🙂

    I'm doing the same thing with my Ender 3 / Maestro. Things get a little cranky at times routing traffic. The routers don't seem to reliably route traffic between the two domains. Even though they are in the same IP range. I think maybe Netgear is deciding some of the traffic is undesirable. Their firmware isn't exactly dependable when it comes to settings reflecting what the router is actually doing. We'll see what happens when I install a switch on the extender ethernet port and start adding more devices there. In general both my Maestro and my Duet WiFi seem to disappear from the network randomly as if the DWC has died, but they keep printing. Sometimes they come back, and sometimes I have to wait for the print to finish before I can reset the board. At least the Ender has the 12864 display so I have some remaining control.



  • @3dmntbighker said in Using WiFi Router on Maestro:

    Things get a little cranky at times routing traffic. The routers don't seem to reliably route traffic between the two domains.

    LOL Yeah, that's WiFi in a nutshell!

    Fortunately, I have several (like a dozen) of various makes and models, Computer Tech if you didn't guess by my name ... 😉

    So if I find it being naughty I'll swap out for another. Doesn't seem like there would be all that much traffic most times.

    Fortunately I'm in an undense WiFi environment, except for all MY stuff LOL, and that I spread around the spectrums, so I don't expect to have much interference.

    A great app to get a handle on what's around you is WiFi Analyzer (Android only, Apple doesn't allow such things in their store). Works for both 2,4 and 5GHz spectrums, and it's free.

    Very much appreciate the heads up! Thx!! Also a big thanks for your other activity here, I've read a lot of your posts since the Ender is a cousin to my CR-10S.



  • @puterpro said in Using WiFi Router on Maestro:

    @3dmntbighker said in Using WiFi Router on Maestro:

    Things get a little cranky at times routing traffic. The routers don't seem to reliably route traffic between the two domains.

    LOL Yeah, that's WiFi in a nutshell!

    Fortunately, I have several (like a dozen) of various makes and models, Computer Tech if you didn't guess by my name ... 😉

    So if I find it being naughty I'll swap out for another. Doesn't seem like there would be all that much traffic most times.

    Fortunately I'm in an undense WiFi environment, except for all MY stuff LOL, and that I spread around the spectrums, so I don't expect to have much interference.

    A great app to get a handle on what's around you is WiFi Analyzer (Android only, Apple doesn't allow such things in their store). Works for both 2,4 and 5GHz spectrums, and it's free.

    Very much appreciate the heads up! Thx!! Also a big thanks for your other activity here, I've read a lot of your posts since the Ender is a cousin to my CR-10S.

    I'm over 20 years SysAdmin for NASA. #eyeroll

    I don't do Android.



  • @3dmntbighker LOL indeed. It's not (ummmmm) super secure in critical environments, eh? Sure we'll chat again.

    BTW - I worked for Wang Labs as a Senior Tech back in the day and had a badge for Canaveral as we had a number of machines out there. Engineering types like them they ran a modified Fortran with a bunch of cool coprocessors and math extensions. Cutting edge stuff back then, Now Gramma's flip phone would blow it away!


 

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