MakerBot Replicator Mini Wireless Setup

When you open MakerBot Desktop for the first time, you will be asked to log in. If you have a MakerBot Thingiverse account or a MakerBot Store account, you already have a username and password. If not, you can create one now. This is your MakerBot account, and you can use it to log into MakerBot Desktop, Thingiverse, and other MakerBot sites.
You can use MakerBot Desktop without logging in, but logging in will allow you to access your MakerBot Cloud Library and additional features in the Explore, Prepare, and Store sections.
MakerBot Replicator Mini Wireless Setup

MakerBot Replicator Mini Wireless Setup

MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D Printer Wireless Setup Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers can connect to MakerBot Desktop via a Wi-Fi network. To connect via Wi-Fi, connect a USB cable to your MakerBot 3D printer and to your computer, and make sure your computer is connected to your Wi-Fi network. MakerBot Desktop will automatically detect your 3D printer. The MakerBot Replicator Mini Wireless Setup assistant in MakerBot Desktop will show you a list of Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D printers on your network. Select the one you want to connect to. Then name your 3D printer and choose whether to sync your MakerBot Cloud Library.
How to Connect
Enabling and setting up Wi-Fi can only be done through the USB connection. To enable and set up the Wi-Fi connection for your MakerBot Replicator Mini, follow these steps:
  1. Make sure your computer is connected to your Wi-Fi network and your Replicator  is on.
  2. Locate the USB cable that came with your MakerBot Replicator Mini. Insert the USB-B end of the cable into the port on the side of your MakerBot and insert the USB-A end of the cable into one of the USB ports on your computer.
  3. MakerBot Desktop will automatically detect your MakerBot . (If you are having issues connecting via USB, click here.)
  4. Go to the Devices menu in MakerBot Desktop and open the Device Preferences dialog.
  5. Select the Network tab.
Make sure the Enable Wi-Fi box is checked. Select your Wi-Fi network from the dropdown menu, enter your password and click Connect. Your MakerBot Replicator will connect to your Wi-Fi network.
  1. Go to the Devices menu again and select Connect to a New Device.
  2. Select your Replicator Mini from the list of available devices.
If you enter an incorrect password, there will be no notification; the prompt for the password will remain.
MakerBot Replicator Mini Wireless Setup

MakerBot Replicator Mini Wireless Setup

Once your MakerBot 3D printer is connected, you can use remote monitoring to access your 3D printer over any network. To disable Wi-Fi, connect MakerBot Desktop to your MakerBot 3D printer via USB cable. Then de-select the Enable Wi-Fi checkbox in the Device Preferences dialog.

USB
All compatible MakerBot 3D printers can connect to MakerBot Desktop via a USB cable. To connect via USB, ensure that your USB cable is connected to your MakerBot 3D printer and to your computer. MakerBot Desktop will automatically detect your 3D printer. If you have a Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D printer, you will get to name your 3D printer and choose whether to sync your MakerBot Cloud Library the first time you connect to MakerBot Desktop.

LAN
The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D printer (Fifth Generation Model) and the MakerBot Replicator Z18 can also connect via a local area network (LAN). To connect via LAN, ensure that an Ethernet cable is connected to your MakerBot 3D printer and to a wall jack or router. The setup assistant in MakerBot Desktop will show you a list of Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D printers on your network. Select the one you want to connect to. Then name your 3D printer and choose whether to sync your MakerBot Cloud Library.

Remote Monitoring: Wi-Fi and Ethernet on MakerBot Replicator Mini
Once a Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printer is connected, you can use remote monitoring to access the 3D printer over any network.

Transferring Files Directly to MakerBot Replicator Mini
If you don't want to connect MakerBot Desktop to a 3D printer, click Skip in the connection portion of the setup assistant. You can transfer print files directly to most MakerBot 3D printers without additional preparation.

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