Duet3d wifi vs duet3d ethernet



  • Which would be the best buy Duet3d wifi or duet3d ethernet?



  • None....
    This really deepens on you application if you wish to have Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
    They is no more difference between Wi-Fi and Ethernet version.



  • The only different is how it is connected to network, so its all up to you how you want to connect it to.



  • So can i send the sliced print files via wifi or do i use sd card?



  • @andornot you can send files over WiFi or Ethernet (depends with board you buy) or use sd-card if you buy PanelDue too (on both boards).



  • @dragonn thanks for the info, i already have a paneldue so i will go for duet3d wifi.



  • @andornot

    Just one more thing to consider maybe, you can always make an Ethernet Duet hook up to some WiFi Access point or client device via the Ethernet cable, with the WiFi version you are stuck with WiFi and have no option to connect in any other way.

    Regards
    Jan


  • administrators

    The other consideration is that the WiFi antenna on the Duet is very small, so it doesn't handle weak WiFi signals well. If it is along way from your router, then you might need to install a WiFi repeated in the same room as the Duet. Also, don't bury the Duet in a metal box where the WiFi signal can't reach it.



  • I have ordered an ethernet one as these are the only ones in stock, i tend to use SD card on most of my printers apart from the Cetus3D. I am looking forward to building my new delta.



  • @andornot said in Duet3d wifi vs duet3d ethernet:

    I have ordered an ethernet one as these are the only ones in stock, i tend to use SD card on most of my printers apart from the Cetus3D. I am looking forward to building my new delta.

    Just in the interest of clarity the current boards for sale are the "Duet 2" units (WiFi or Ethernet).

    There are new designs in the works and it seems they will be named "Duet 3".

    Your question was about "Duet3d" - were you looking to buy the new boards or the current boards?

    Frederick



  • I probably would have ordered the Ethernet versions, but they cost more than the WiFi versions, so...

    In general, I like the inherent security of wired connections. I would have the WiFi entirely turned off in my house if it were practical. As is, the WiFi has additional security, which is annoying, but I put up with the inconvenience because I can. There's a guest network which has filtered Internet access, no access to port 25, 465 or 587, and restricted DNS access. Approved devices only get access to the internal network.

    I don't have an additional SD cars slot for my Duet, so I always have a backup of the SD card, since read/write operations do wear on the SD card, so I am anticipating its eventual failure. I would have liked to never have to write to the SD card, so that it would last longer, but I suppose that they're cheap enough. One day when I'm feeling more wealthy, I might buy a PanelDue, but it seems like a lot of expense for an SD card slot.



  • I got a wifi, it's in the same room as my router and I've had zero connecting problems. This was my main concern, but it's real nice. I use an old 40$ Android tablet for a screen at the printer.



  • @kungpaoshizi said in Duet3d wifi vs duet3d ethernet:

    . I use an old 40$ Android tablet for a screen at the printer.

    Which one, exactly? I've tried a couple and they were slow, laggy, and generally motivated me to get a panel-due.



  • @danal I've got an RCA Voyager 2. Sucks tho because no root, Android 5, and I get a message every time I connect with chrome that the browser version is unsupported, but it works fine for a printer screen.



  • @danal Hi,

    Would a Kindle Fire work? You can get a new 7" unit for $50.

    Frederick



  • @fcwilt said in Duet3d wifi vs duet3d ethernet:

    @danal Hi,

    Would a Kindle Fire work? You can get a new 7" unit for $50.

    Frederick

    That's probably a good choice. Reasonably speedy and reliable.



  • @kungpaoshizi said in Duet3d wifi vs duet3d ethernet:

    @danal I've got an RCA Voyager 2. Sucks tho because no root, Android 5, and I get a message every time I connect with chrome that the browser version is unsupported, but it works fine for a printer screen.

    I had another RCA that I picked up at Wal-Mart (in the USA) and it was too slow to use.



  • Ya, definitely better tablets out there now. But the only thing I do on it is manually control the printer if I'm sitting in front of it.. 🙂
    Never will buy another RCA again though because they have taken efforts to prevent root.


 

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