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Introduction

Please read before proceeding to avoid damaging the controller and voiding your warranty

  1. Avoid connecting the Duet via USB when you do not need to. (Except when instructed to in the guides)
  2. Always unplug the WorkBee Power Supply before connecting the USB Cable.
  1. Open the Control Panel on your windows computer. Click 'Network and Internet'. Open the 'Network and Sharing Center' and click 'Change Adaptor Settings'.
    • Open the Control Panel on your windows computer.

    • Click 'Network and Internet'.

    • Open the 'Network and Sharing Center' and click 'Change Adaptor Settings'.

    • Right Click on the Ethernet Port and click 'Properties'.

    • For Mac users goto System Preferences > Network. Select 'Ethernet' from the left pane.

  2. Click on 'Internet Protocol Version 4' so it is highlighted. Then press the 'Properties' button. Select  'Use the following IP address'
    • Click on 'Internet Protocol Version 4' so it is highlighted. Then press the 'Properties' button.

    • Select 'Use the following IP address'

    • For Mac users change the 'Configure IPv4' dropdown to 'Manually'

    • Enter the following IP Addresses

    • IP Address: 192.168.251.1

    • Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

    • Default gateway: 192.168.251.0

    • For Mac users set Router: 192.168.251.0

  3. Plug the Ethernet Cable into the Ethernet port on the Duet Controller. Plug the opposite end into the Ethernet port on your computer.
    • Plug the Ethernet Cable into the Ethernet port on the Duet Controller. Plug the opposite end into the Ethernet port on your computer.

    • Plug the mains cable of the Power Supply into the wall socket.

    • Turn on the wall socket and the power switch on the side of the Power Supply.

    • Open your browser and enter the url: http://workbee.local/

    • You should now see the WorkBee Control Interface!

    • Bookmark the url and add it to your favourites for easier access in the future.

    • If the above url does not work. Please use the IP Address 192.168.251.2 to connect to the machine. Bookmark this IP Address.

Conclusion

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Ryan Christy

Member since: 10/31/2018

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Hi,

My computershows - couldnt finde workbee.local server IP address. What to do? And when I should plug in the usb cable? It wasnt menthioned..

Miķelis Cukurs - Reply

Hi, this all works splendidly and I got my Workbee connected first time. However, I think this article should really be entitled “Connecting your Duet to a Windows PC or Mac using Ethernet”. I am looking for an article on how to connect the Duet via Ethernet to a router, so it can be accessed across the local network.

steve Dooley - Reply

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