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New Matter Blog: USB Mode

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2017 04:50PM PDT

You might need to use USB Mode if your Wi-Fi is not compatible with the MOD-t or if you use hard-wired Ethernet to connect to the Internet. Examples of incompatible Wi-Fi networks are:

  • 5GHz networks
  • WPA Enterprise networks
  • Networks with security settings that the MOD-t does not support

When using USB Mode, a MOD-t without a Wi-Fi connection will appear to be online and you can use all of the functions of the Store like printing designs, changing filament, and checking your MOD-t’s status.

You can still use the other functions in the MOD-t Utility App when you are on USB Mode. That means, users can still use the Utility App to send GCode files, load and unload filament, upgrade firmware, etc.

To use USB Mode:

1) If you do not have application version 1.40 or higher you must update the application to access USB Mode. You should also update to the latest firmware as USB mode requires version 0.11.0 or higher.

2) Connect your MOD-t to your Internet-connected computer using the USB cable provided with your MOD-t.

3) To access USB Mode settings, open the MOD-t Utility App and go into Printer Settings.

4) Click on USB Mode.

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5) Select both boxes.

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6) Check the bottom of the Utility App for confirmation that your MOD-t is connected to the Internet via USB Mode.

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7) You must keep the USB cable connected to the MOD-t to interact with your MOD-t during USB Mode. However, you may disconnect your MOD-t from your computer once a print job starts (the first layer of filament begins to extrude after calibration) or you have finished interacting with your MOD-t.
 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask below in the comments or contact Customer Support

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