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Hi guys,

I want to ask around replacement original mainboard UM2? It's possible replace behind this board - MKS-BASE V1.0,

 

link: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Maker-Based-MKS-BASE-V1-0-3D-Printer-Control-Motherboard-Compatible-With-RepRap-Ramps1-4/32472493028.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.62.DvEwKL&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_7,searchweb201602_4_10017_10005_10006_10034_10021_507_10022_10020_10018_10019,searchweb201603_1&btsid=ffa94eee-f010-462a-8279-b4ed9eb155c0

I need find solution for wireless connectivity because UM2 mainboard is not supported wifi module.

Thanks guys

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Hi,

and welcome on the forums.

I'd advise against another board that's not made for the Ultimaker 2. At least not if you "only" need wireless printing.

Take a look at OctoPrint. It runs on a Raspberry Pi and has a very nice web interface where you can drop .gcode files for printing.

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I don't think you can replace the board - at least not with lots of hacking.

I think you are better off if you fix OctoPrint <-> Rpi somehow. It could be just something stupid like a broken USB cable or a bad sd card that acts up just when the printer is connected.

What happens exactly? It might be a good idea to ask on OctoPrint Google+ or directly on Github. There are lots of people using OctoPrint on a RPI with the UM2, so it should work.

Also find out what kind of Raspberry Pi you use. I had lots of problems with the China clone...

And make sure that you use a power supply that has enough power to drive the Rpi.

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how hacking you mean please? Of course at the earliest I start debugging about USB connection and configure opi (power supply and etc)

What happens exactly? - Printing stops in the middle of print job but often after print job it is impossible a new assign print job in the octoprint... :-( Exactly not working preheat bed and after I can see error message that Z switch is broken...

I think that is problem mainboard and USB connective. Z stopper is normal without defect.

I read in the forum that - print-over-USB for the Ultimaker 2 is currently not "officially supported" by Ultimaker...

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