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Connecting UM3 Extended to the a wireless AP without wifi


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Posted (edited) · Connecting UM3 Extended to the a wireless AP without wifi

I've worked out a solution to connect my Ultimaker 3 Extended to the cloud without using the onboard wifi (could not complete wifi setup wizard).

 

Problem: I encountered a problem connecting the the AP generated by my UM3 Extended and could not complete the wifi setup. The only internet connection available to me is via wifi.

 

Solution: I used a wireless bridge that connects to wifi and provide a few Ethernet ports which I connected to my UM3 and a laptop (using a usb to Ethernet adapter). I used a Linksys WUMC710 Wireless-AC Bridge (product page) because I had one lying around but any wireless bridge that connects to your wifi should work. Things to keep in mind is if your wifi signal is 2.4GHz or 5GHz and what flavour of 802.11x it uses. You will have to follow the instructions on your specific wireless bridge to set it all up. I noticed a few people posted about their wireless setup not completing but I don't see anyone getting help from Ultimaker so I hope this solution will work for you if wireless networking is the best way to connect your printer to the cloud.

 

Diagram:

Wireless Bridge LAN <=> Ultimaker 3 Extended LAN

            ^

            ||

Computer LAN

 

 

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