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Adding the printer to Prusa Connect (XL)

Adding the printer to Prusa Connect (XL)

Adding the printer to Prusa Connect (XL)
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Adding the printer to Prusa Connect (XL)
 Difficulty
Moderate
 Steps
7
 Available languages
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Step 1 Introduction

Introduction
Introduction
Introduction
In order to be able to control a printer from anywhere in the world, you have to add your printer into PrusaConnect.
This guide is valid for Original Prusa XL machines.

If you plan to use another printer type or just crave for more info, visit the Prusa Connect and PrusaLink explained article.
First, make sure your printer successfully connected to the Internet and PrusaLink for the given printer works.
Visit Connect.Prusa3D.com website and log in using your Prusa Account.

Step 2 Generating the settings file

Generating the settings file
Generating the settings file
Generating the settings file
Generating the settings file
On the Prusa Connect website, navigate to Printers and hit the + ADD PRINTER button.
Select the Original Prusa XL.
Add up the Name and Location description for the printer.
Hit Download printer settings button.
The page will generate a prusa_printer_settings.ini configuration file with Prusa Connect credentials. Download it onto your computer.
Save the prusa_printer_settings.ini file onto a USB drive.

Make sure that there is just one file with this name on the USB drive and that is it the correct one you just downloaded.

It can be easily mistaken for the file you might have created earlier for the Wi-Fi credentials.

Step 3 Loading credentials

Loading credentials
Loading credentials
Loading credentials
Loading credentials
On your printer, navigate to Settings > Network > Prusa Connect
Set PrusaConnect to Enabled.
Insert the USB drive with the Prusa Connect credentials into the printer.
In the same menu, Settings > Network > Prusa Connect, Select Load Settings.
After you loaded the settings successfully, select OK to exit the Prusa Connect wizard.

Step 4 Preparing the printer

Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Make sure the printer is ready to print:
There must be a USB drive in the printer.
An empty, clean and degreased steel sheet must be attached on the heatbed.
The printer must be on the home screen. If there is any prompt on the LCD screen, the printer will reject any remote command.

Step 5 Uploading G-code to Prusa Connect

Uploading G-code to Prusa Connect
Uploading G-code to Prusa Connect
Uploading G-code to Prusa Connect
Wait until the printer status in Prusa Connect is IDLE. Open up the printer details.
Drag&drop a G-Code file you wish to print into the marked area of the page.
After the file uploads to Prusa Connect successfully, it will appear in the Latest file uploads section.

Step 6 Printing from Prusa Connect

Printing from Prusa Connect
Printing from Prusa Connect
Printing from Prusa Connect
Open the file details page.
Select Copy to printer and print.
Since Prusa Connect is a cloud service, the file is stored on a server and must be copied over to the printer before it can be printed on it.

Step 7 Prusa Connect file management

Prusa Connect file management
Prusa Connect file management
Prusa Connect file management
Prusa Connect file management
To browse the files stored on the printer, visit the Printer Files > USB (in case of MK4 or XL)
On this page, you are able to browse the files already stored on the printer itself.
To upload a file directly to the printer, simply drag it into the marked area on this page.
By hitting the Start Print button, you can start printing immediately.
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