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Posted · can't connect to Cura but printer is actually connected.

Hi all,

hope you can assist me....I am having this issue to connect my Ultimaker 3 to my mac.

It only appeared today as yesterday the printer has been working fine. Not sure what is happening.

Basically the printer is connected , but when i go to Cura properties / printers it is listed but i can't connect to it.

Please refer to Snapshot below to view the issue...

 

I am thinking to  try to reinstall Cura maybe downgrade to 3.4 ? (ATM i have latest version 3.4.1)

 

Did any of you had the same issue?

 

Many Many thanks

 

Chiara

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Posted · can't connect to Cura but printer is actually connected.

Latest cura and latest firmware should be fine.  You shouldn't need to downgrade.  In the case above there are 2 entries with the same name name.  If there really are 2 printers maybe it would help to rename one of them( maybe).  If not, then definitely delete one of them.

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Posted · can't connect to Cura but printer is actually connected.

Same here.  I have an Anet A8 that worked great with 15.4 because I was able to configure the port and com speed settings.  I can't seem to find that in the 3x Cura series.

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Posted · can't connect to Cura but printer is actually connected.

Cura team doesn't appear to spend too much effort on printing through usb as only the UMO supports that anymore.  Cura is mostly just a slicer.  I recommend you use Cura to slice and for printing through USB you use pronterface.  It has so many more features.  Or use octoprint and you can print through your network (purchasing a raspberry pi and octoprint costs about $35 per printer).

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Posted · can't connect to Cura but printer is actually connected.

Hi all,

 

when i down grade i had no more issues with Wifi, I only have one printer really not sure why it was not connecting.

 

gr5,

thanks a lot for suggesting octoprint , i will check it out looks super useful.

does it allows you to remote check while printing?

Does it allows you to log in to their website and check live your prints progress through the Ultimaker camera ?

 

C

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Posted · can't connect to Cura but printer is actually connected.

Octoprint does not use any hardware on the UM3 but the camera attached to a Raspberry Pi. It is not an online service that you use but a small application which runs on the Raspberry Pi mini computer. You then connect the printer to the Raspberry Pi via USB.

I wouldn't recommend OctoPrint for an UM3 but rather for the UM2(+) since the UM3 has a working remote printing feature through Cura (and Cura Connect).

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Posted · can't connect to Cura but printer is actually connected.

Did anyone solve this? I have the exact same problem. I can find the printer on my network when clicking refresh but not connect to it.

 

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Running on a freshly installed  linux mint 19.

 

A colleague can connect and print from a Mac so the printer works just fine...

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Posted · can't connect to Cura but printer is actually connected.

Just FYI: I solved the problem by upgrading the firmware on the printer and erasing all hidden cura folders and now it works on version 3.6.

 

 

 

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Posted · can't connect to Cura but printer is actually connected.

I was working on Cura 3.6 (with current firmware) but now on Cura 4.0, having trouble connecting to the existing printer (only change was to upgrade to 4.0).  Worked yesterday, not today after restarting Cura.  Browser can access the printer (Swagger APIs work, camera shows, etc) but Cura only has the option to "Save to File" after slicing.

 

Adding the same printer again seems to have tricked it into working.  Restarting Cura, the printer no longer works again.  Adding the printer yet again (3 printers now all point to the same printer) made it work again.

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Posted · can't connect to Cura but printer is actually connected.

Same problem, networking on Cura 4 is shit

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Posted · can't connect to Cura but printer is actually connected.

I think it's not a problem of Cura. On my Linux machine establishing a /dev/ttyUSB0 connection with a baudrate of 250000 is not supported.

I changed the Marlin settings to 115000 bps (search for 'serial' in Configuration.h). Now Cura connects fine.

Don't forget to add your account to the dialout group.

 

Good luck,

Michael

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