Node can be easily set up by storing WiFi setting in a text file at the root directory of the microSD card. During boot up, Node will load the configuration file and connect with the latest setting.
The configuration file name is config.txt
Download a generic copy here.
Open the config.txt downloaded in a text editor and you will see this
ssid:wifiname pass_word:12345678 device_name: Node1 filament_detect:0 0
ssid specify WiFi Access Point name. Change the WiFi name to the name of access point you preferred.
pass_word: Your wifi password. Enter plaintext, this configuration file will be deleted after the wifi is configured, please don't worry about password leakage. We only support WPA2
device_name: The device name of your Node. In the same local area network, please try to use different device names for different Nodes.
fliament_detect: Whether to add material break detection sensor. If not, set this value to 0
The last line ends with a 0.
Please note: after each colon, do not have a space to separate text. The last line must add a 0.
After configuring the wifi file of the SD card, we need to insert the SD card into the Node.
Node is powered by standard USB 5V power source to its USB-C port. Please locate and use the 5V charging adapter included in the Node shipment.
Connect USB Cable to Node Type C port.
Best to use included USB 5V Charger. Some USB PD Charger may have over 5V current that could damage Node.
As shown on the right,
PS:If the IP is displayed as 0.0.0.0, it means that the config network has failed
Open the browser and make sure that your computer or mobile phone is connected to the same local area network as Node. Enter in the ip on the Node display into the browser.
Using previous page example:
It would be http://192.168.2.12:88/version
Check the version number on the top left corner
Note the use of http, not https