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AthenaII Wireless Setup
The AthenaII is based on an OrangePi board, which includes an onboard wireless adapter. This page describes the process of connecting to a wireless network rather than using a physical network interface.
- Computer with wired and wireless network connection & Ethernet cable
- SSH client program (
sshon Mac or Linux, PuTTy or equivalent on Windows)
- AthenaII board (and OrangePi) with pre-installed MSE4777 Debian/Franklin image
- USB to ethernet adapter (if setup computer does not have wired interface onboard)
Initial Wireless Setup
- Connect the powered AthenaII board to the computer using an ethernet cable.
- Check connection to http://192.168.76.2 in a web browser or using
ping 192.168.76.2on a command line.
- Using an ssh client, connect to 192.168.76.2:22 with username
reprap. Note that the password
reprapmay not appear in the client as you type it.
sudo nmtuiand select "Activate a connection" using the arrow keys and enter key.
nmtuishould indicate success.
nmtuiusing the back and quit buttons.
sudo ifconfigand look for the interface
wlan0. Identify and note the inet IP address for this interface (here,
- Disconnect the ssh session using
exitor by simply closing the ssh window.
- Remove the ethernet cable from the AthenaII.
- Test the connection using a device connected to the same wireless network as the AthenaII, again either by pinging or browsing to the inet address identified above. The AthenaII homepage should load.
- Continue setup or operation with Franklin.
- If the printer is unable to connect to the wireless network, for example if the SSID/key changes, a wired connection will be required to connect to the printer.
- The OrangePi onboard wireless interface may be unreliable. While a high-reliability network connection is not necessary for printer operation, it is desirable for live feedback, monitoring, and command input. USB wireless interfaces (dongles) may be used to solve this.
- The password for access can be changed using the
passwdcommand. This may be desirable on shared networks, although Franklin will maintain unregulated access within the network.
|AthenaII Printed Parts Glossary|
|Assembling hot end|
|Soldering and tinning|
|Track 1||Track 2||Track 3|
|Connecting Rods||Frame||Epoxying Magnets|
|Epoxying Magnets||Connecting Rods||End Effector|
|Extruder Drive and Spool Holder||Epoxying Magnets||Frame|
|End Effector||Extruder Drive and Spool Holder||Connecting Rods|
|Frame||End Effector||Extruder Drive and Spool Holder|
|Final Mechanical Assembly|
|Wiring/Melzi + BB|
|Firmware and Calibration
Starting 2019 - Athena Board FIrmware and Calibration - (Wireless Setup)