Network setup via USB

As of firmware 6.1.0, the S-line printers offer network provisioning via USB.

This introduces a new way to connect to a Wi-Fi network, and the option to assign static IP addresses. This page explains how to create a configuration file and import it to the printer from a USB drive.

Tip: You can download this template file and modify it with your settings.

The configuration file is a plain text file that must be named ultimaker_network.config. The file can be used for multiple services at once, both Wi-Fi and Ethernet. You can use any plain text editing program to configure the file.

How to

  1. Create the configuration file and fill in the network details.
  2. Save the file as ultimaker_network.config file to the root folder of your USB drive.
  3. Insert the USB drive into your Ultimaker S3/S5.
  4. In the network menu, select "Setup network via USB". Click the import button.
  5. The network overview should display your configuration within 30 seconds. In case you are setting a static IP and it is not assigned yet, try to re-enable the connection manually.

Important: Make sure you are disconnected from Wi-Fi and internet when importing the settings.

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Insert a USB drive containing the ultimaker_network.config file and "Setup network from USB".

Example

The examples below show the configuration to connect to the Wi-Fi network "myWifiNetwork". The password is entered as "Passphrase". We will look at both the minimal requirements for Wi-Fi setup, and setting up static IP for Wi-Fi and Ethernet.

Setting up Wi-Fi, minimal requirements with DHCP

[service_wifi]
Type = wifi
Name = myWifiNetwork
Passphrase = p&ssw3rd

Setting up Static IP

[service_wifi]
Type = wifi
Name = myWifiNetwork
Passphrase = p&ssw3rd
IPv4 = 192.168.1.42/255.255.255.0/192.168.1.255
IPv6 = off
Nameservers = 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4

[service_ethernet]
Type = ethernet
IPv4 = 192.168.1.42/255.255.255.0/192.168.1.255
IPv6 = off
Nameservers = 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4

For more details on the configuration file, please refer to the following article:

https://manpages.debian.org/testing/connman/connman-service.config.5.en.html

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