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Posted (edited) · S5 losing network connection

On long prints, my S5 loses periodically its internet connection (ethernet cable). The first few hours of any print are OK, then I start getting messages on the browser that "the printer cannot be reached" and that "no detailed information is available". That goes for a few minutes, then the printer reappears - for a while - and then it disappears again. The printer is pingable at all times, and the video stream from the camera is always available. I wonder whether I am the only one with this issue.

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    Posted · S5 losing network connection

    Nope happens on both my S5's, they got lost for a min or so then come back, then bit later it happens again. It's a pain but at lest they come back by selfs after a min. It seems to have always happened from launch of the printer for me. Both ethernet linked also.

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    Posted · S5 losing network connection

    OK, thanks. I thought that my LAN may have a problem, but this is the only device that does that. For a printer in this price class, this is not a great assurance of quality...

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    Posted · S5 losing network connection

    When I got my S5, last week,  I first tried to connect to it via wifi to discover it tries to create it's own wifi hotspot. WHY!!!??

    This is a MAJOR security failure, don't give my neighbors another hotspot to connect to, how is it securing that hotspot?

    Bottom line I never saw the hotspot and to connect to so I gave up and just connected it directly to my Ethernet network.

    Only to discover that this is a challenge as well. Come on Ultimaker devices have been effortlessly connecting to Ethernet for 2 decades now, this is not a difficult thing to do.

    So I connect to my network, when I press network it show the IP address which is in range of my available IP addresses.

    But I can't ping the printer.

    So I turn the printer off and turn it back on and it then comes up with a wild ass ip address that is not even within the ip range for my network.  I can also ping the wild ass IP address and it comes back.

    So fine this will be the IP address lets print.

    By the end of the print the IP address switches back to the IP that is in my network range, and once again I can't talk to the printer.

    WTF Ulimaker, you can create a machine that does amazing things but can't figure out how to put it on a network?

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