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Posted · S5 jumping around on IP addresses

My S5 loses connection many times, buit I noticed today that it is also changing its IP address. Was 192.168.1.3 then 192.168.1.4 and then today 192.168.1.5.

 

I have no idea is this is the S5 or Cura Connect or something else.

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Posted · S5 jumping around on IP addresses

It has nothing to do with your printer or Cura.

You printer asks when starting, your local DHCP service which is in most private cases your router and the router send an IP address back to printer for its use. So depending on the leased time, your printer get the same IP address after a restart or a new one.

 

Best practice is to reserve an IP address in your DHCP service (router), so the printer gets always the same IP address.

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Posted · S5 jumping around on IP addresses

Okee Dokee....thanks for the response and clear explanation. AND!!!!!

 

It is good to know it is not a UM related issue :) This makes me very happy.

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Posted · S5 jumping around on IP addresses

Unbelievable nowadays, but yes there are also other candidates ? 

 

I don't know how familiarly you are with your router, but check it and setup a reserved IP address for your printer. Normally you have to enter the MAC address of the printer and then the IP address you want to use. The MAC address should be shown in the network menu of the printer (I just guess, I am not at my printer at the moment) but you can also see it normally in your router gui. There should be a something which shows you the currently connected devices and there is normally also the MAC address. Some routers makes it also easier, there you just view the list of connected devices and you are able to directly reserve an IP address to it. Depends on your router.

 

And don't forget, you have to restart your printer to get the new IP address.

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Posted (edited) · S5 jumping around on IP addresses
7 minutes ago, Smithy said:

Unbelievable nowadays, but yes there are also other candidates

I would not say unbelievable. I would say relieved as I really had no idea. So, I would say that answers the question about familiarity with routers. ?

 

Edit: I really do not know how I get most things to work since I just feel my way through things. Been that way since tearing apart my first computer.

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Posted · S5 jumping around on IP addresses
6 minutes ago, kmanstudios said:

I would not say unbelievable. I would say relieved as I really had no idea.

 

With unbelievable I meant it in a kind of sarcasm in regards to the current problems popping up with Cura, Cura Connect, S5 and so on ? But my English is not that good that I can bring such sarcasm in the right words.

 

9 minutes ago, kmanstudios said:

I really do not know how I get most things to work since I just feel my way through things. Been that way since tearing apart my first computer.

 

If I can help you some manner, let me know.....

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Posted · S5 jumping around on IP addresses
17 minutes ago, Smithy said:

 

If I can help you some manner, let me know.....

I will take you up on that at a later time. I am in the middle of making some models. By models, I mean printing out 3D parts to be assembled as if a store bought model, trying to beat the holiday rush and a health issue, so when the brain is a bit more free, I will be happy to ask for your assistance.

 

17 minutes ago, Smithy said:

With unbelievable I meant it in a kind of sarcasm

No, that carried through. But I do not want to add to the issue. I criticize out of love of the products, not to give heartburn. Maybe not as politic as could be, but hey, it is a limitation I experience.

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