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Sending files from PrusaSlicer to PrusaLink

Sending files from PrusaSlicer to PrusaLink

Sending files from PrusaSlicer to PrusaLink
Last updated 7 months ago
Sending files from PrusaSlicer to PrusaLink
 Difficulty
Moderate
 Steps
7
 Available languages
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Step 1 Credentials on the printer

Credentials on the printer
Credentials on the printer
Credentials on the printer

On the MK4 or XL printers, the IP Address is available in the menu Settings > Network > IPv4 Address.

In the menu Settings > Network > Prusalink, the password item is your PrusaLink API key.
Note down both of these credentials, the IP address and the PrusaLink API key.
For MK3S+ printer, skip to the next step.
Note, this IP address is accessible on your local network only and might change over time according to your network setup.
If you want to control the printer from the Internet, you can use PrusaConnect or VPN connection.

Step 2 Credentials in PrusaConnect

Credentials in PrusaConnect
Credentials in PrusaConnect
Credentials in PrusaConnect
Credentials in PrusaConnect
The credentials are also available in PrusaConnect. Open up the printer detail.
Navigate to Settings of your printer.
Note down these credentials:
IP Address
PrusaLink API key
On MK3/S/+ printer, the IP Address is also in LCD menu > Support. API key can be found in PrusaLink.

Step 3 Adding a physical printer

Adding a physical printer
Adding a physical printer
Adding a physical printer
in PrusaSlicer, select your printer model in the Printer: menu.
in the Printer: menu, navigate to Add/Remove printers > Add physical printer
in the Physical Printer window, assign a name to the printer profile.
Verify you have selected the correct printer type.

Step 4 Configuring a physical printer profile

Configuring a physical printer profile
Configuring a physical printer profile
Configuring a physical printer profile
Set the Host type to PrusaLink.

Add the IP Address of your printer.

Insert the PrusaLink API key into the API Key / Password window.
Hit OK to save the physical printer profile.
Note, this IP address is available on your local network only and might change over time according to your network setup.
If security is a concern for you, we recommend using the HTTP Digest Authorization type. For i3 series printers (MK2.5S,MK3S+ etc.), you have to enter the PrusaLink username and password. For MK4 and XL, the username is "maker" by default and the password is your API key.

Step 5 Printing wirelessly from PrusaSlicer

Printing wirelessly from PrusaSlicer
Printing wirelessly from PrusaSlicer
Printing wirelessly from PrusaSlicer
Slice an object you wish to print.
Hit the new G> button on the bottom right to send the G-code file to PrusaLink directly.

Name your G-code file and select Upload and print.

The G-code will now be uploaded directly to your printer and the printer should start printing.

If you want to see the progress of the upload to your printer, go to the Window menu and click the Print Host Upload Queue.
If the printer is printing another file during the upload, the data transfer might be slower. Consider uploading files when the printer isn't busy.
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