There are a few ways to setup the Voxel8 Developer's Kit Printer on a network. The type of network connection you pick will depend upon the kind of environment your printer is in and what is available to you.
Typically plugging the Voxel8 printer into a physical network is best.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are having issues setting up the physical Ethernet connection on your network you should try configuring the WiFi, if you would prefer the physical connection between your computer and the Voxel8 printer, then investigate setting up an ICS on Windows (i.e. "Internet Connection Sharing"), or Macintosh Network Sharing which offer direct network connections without use of a network router.
DHCP - On the back of the Voxel8 Developer's Kit Printer there is a RJ45 jack for the supplied Voxel8 CAT6 Ethernet cable. If you plug this is into your network, the Voxel8 Printer will attempt to gain an IP address through DHCP look up when you boot the machine.
NOTE: At this time, we do not support setting up a static IP address on the Voxel8 printer. We only support DHCP mode.
Picture 001: Physical Ethernet Connection
Captive Portal Network- The Voxel8 Developer's Kit Printer *does not support captive portal networks*. If you are connecting to a Captive Portal network, you will need to instruct your IT administrator to "white list" the IP Address assigned to the Voxel8 when it is set up. This will circumvent the username and password required by captive networks.
NOTE: If you are having trouble with captive portal network, you should contact your IT administrator for help. Consider connecting the Voxel8 printer via an external WiFi available, connecting the Voxel8 printer directly to a laptop, or configuring a hotspot WiFi to connect the printer to and proxy out to the internet from the laptop through network sharing.
If your Voxel8 Developer's Kit Printer is not in an area with a physical Ethernet jack, then you can leverage the built in WiFi capabilities of the printer (see Picture 003 and 004).
IMPORTANT NOTE: WPA2 Enterprise WiFi is not currently supported with the Voxel8 Developer's Kit Printer. When this becomes available we will let customers know. We ONLY support WEP and WPA2 Personal encryption at this time.
Picture 003: WiFi Configuration settings from touch screen UI.
If you are within a list of public networks, then they will be shown in a listing format. You can use the "Refresh" button to scan for local networks to join that are within range and available.
Picture 004: WiFi Settings Screen.
DHCP - by default, the Voxel8 Printer will attempt to obtain an IP address by connecting to a wireless network it finds (see Picture 005).
Picture 005: IP Address currently assigned to the Voxel8 Developer's Kit Printer.
Note: At this time, setting up a static IP address on the Voxel8 printer is not supported.
Select your chosen wireless network. A virtual keyboard will appear on the touch screen to allow you to enter the requisite password if network is secured.