Connecting to your M3D Crane Series Printer via your local network is very useful as you get access to the Duet Web Console. You can connect your M3D Crane Series Printer to your local network via the Ethernet port on the Duet Maestro. Once the network settings are properly configured, you will be able to connect to the Duet board and access the Duet Web Console.
The M3D Crane Series printers are pre-configured to easily work with the most common network configuration, DHCP. If however you have a more complex network configuration, it may be necessary to further edit your network settings.
Pre-configured network settings are loaded onto every SD card before the printer goes out our door, these network settings utilize DHCP in order to get an IP address from your router. This should allow your M3D Crane Bowden to connect automatically to your network.
Once connected via Ethernet yourM3D Crane Series printer will display an IP address on it's LCD screen.
IP address displayed on the LCD Main Menu
Once connected via Ethernet yourM3D Crane Series printer will display an IP address on the Main Menu of the LCD screen. After your printer has had the time to start up, direct your browser to the address http://<IP address>. If the connection is successful the Duet Web Control should be shown. You have completed the network setup. If you are unable to access Duet Web Control you may need to contact your Network Administrator.
M3D Crane Bowden Duet Web Control Interface
In the next section you will learn how to navigate through the LCD menu of your M3D Crane Bowden Printer.