Strictly speaking, you do not need to keep the USB cable plugged into the MOD-t after setup. If you are looking at the desktop printer utility and it says "disconnected" in the lower left-hand corner of the app window that's only referring to whether or not you have the MOD-t connected to the computer via USB. Put another way, your MOD-t CAN be connected to the New Matter Store via Wi-Fi and the message on the desktop printer utility will still say "disconnected" if the printer is not connected via USB.
As long as your MOD-t is connected via Wi-Fi you can send files to your printer through our online store and print normally. If you want to use the desktop utility to interface with your MOD-t (to send/print files via GCode, load filament, update the firmware, connecting to a new wireless network), you will have to connect your MOD-t to your computer via the USB cable.*
*If you are using USB Mode to connect your MOD-t to the New Matter Store you must keep the USB cable connected and the MOD-t Printer Utility open at all times to maintain your connection to the New Matter Store.
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