Flashair Wifi SD card setup and drive mapping  

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chocki
(@chocki)
Honorable Member

Have you pressed reset on the printer or cycled the power when re-inserting the card after a configuration change on the card, I was pulling my hair out with this card for days when I first got it, same as you until I realised this.
I am at work this evening, but will post my complete configuration settings tomorrow which works faultlessly.

Normal people believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet....
Posted : 18/12/2018 4:54 pm
chocki
(@chocki)
Honorable Member

here you go, now it will not work in the root directory, so I created a folder called G_Code and this is what I mapped as a network drive.
This allows me to right click on the file and Send to and select this mapped folder from the list. Easy when it is working.
Just repolace the YourSSID, PWD and MASTERCODE with yours.

[WLANSD]

ID=PrusaSD
DHCP_Enabled=NO
IP_Address=192.168.1.15
Subnet_Mask=255.255.255.0
Default_Gateway=192.168.1.1
Preferred_DNS_Server=192.168.1.1
Alternate_DNS_Server=192.168.1.1
Proxy_Server_Enabled=NO
Proxy_Server_Name=192.168.1.1
Port_Number=8080

[Vendor]

UPLOAD=1
UPDIR=/G_Code
WEBDAV=2
APPNAME=PrusaFlashAir
CIPATH=/DCIM/100__TSB/FA000001.JPG
APPMODE=5
APPSSID=YourSSID
APPNETWORKKEY=YourPWD
DNSMODE=1
NOISE_CANCEL=2
VERSION=F15DBW3BW4.00.03
CID=02544d535733324755e2e2b27b011c01
PRODUCT=FlashAir
VENDOR=TOSHIBA
LOCK=1
MASTERCODE=YourMASTERCODE

Normal people believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet....
Posted : 19/12/2018 12:03 am
Protoncek
(@protoncek)
Estimable Member

. Easy when it is working.
Exactly. WHEN it is working... This config has been posted in this thread ...i guess a million times. It's not wrong config, it's card itself...
And, may i say, even when it works transfer rate is damn slow. RPi is a rocket comparing with Wifi card...

Posted : 19/12/2018 6:56 am
chocki
(@chocki)
Honorable Member

When it's working, transfer is actually very fast on mine.
I wonder if you got a fake card from somewhere like ebay or allegro or banggood.
Is there any chance you can return it for a refund and get another, Oh and maximum 32GB, 64 GB does not work.
My router access point is in my attic under the roof top and is about 5m from my printer.

Normal people believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet....
Posted : 19/12/2018 8:56 am
Protoncek
(@protoncek)
Estimable Member

I bought it used, but it's W03, not 04. I guess that latter has somewhat higher speeds...
My router is 2m from printer, so connection can't be the issue. I've had various problems, one of them was that card refused to connect into 10.x.x.x network, i had to change my whole network to 192.168.0. Well, at second try 2-3 months later it connected to 10.x.x.x network, but problems quickly began.
No, i'm done with wifi SD. Too unreliable. I just won't deal with it for 2 days every month or so just to get it working...Octoprint is working very well for me (i have RPi3, not zero). I have remote control and video, i have notification when print ends...

Posted : 19/12/2018 10:19 am
david.p87
(@david-p87)
Trusted Member

I changed my mind on the Octoprint idea when I read all the frustration with file transfer speed. I am mainly interested in copying gcode files from my PC to the printer. Remote control/access of the printer is not a requirement.

Is a FlashAir card faster/slower and more/less reliable than a Raspberry B+ and Octoprint?

-Dave

Posted : 27/12/2018 3:48 am
Protoncek
(@protoncek)
Estimable Member

In my case Rpi is faster and more reliable. I didn't use it at first, i waited that all problems have been solved. But now it's rock stable. I chose to use Pi3 instead of zero, only because it's faster and because i also installed desktop.
I don't really need remote control, but i do have a camera and it sure comes very handy for quick checkout.

Posted : 27/12/2018 8:52 am
pete.r
(@pete-r)
Active Member

I am going crazy .... can someone see if I have missed something. I have W03 card latest firmware as you will see from Config. Card works fine as AP but cannot get it to register with my router in STA mode. This is back of my card :
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TfJMpEriSLpkSM2v3yaTgIyNohiEvlCp

This is my CONFIG:

[WLANSD]

ID=PrusaSD
DHCP_Enabled=NO
IP_Address=192.168.1.15
Subnet_Mask=255.255.255.0
Default_Gateway=192.168.1.254
Preferred_DNS_Server=192.168.1.254
Alternate_DNS_Server=192.168.1.254
Proxy_Server_Enabled=NO
Proxy_Server_Name=192.168.1.254
Port_Number=8080

[Vendor]

UPLOAD=1
UPDIR=/G_Code
WEBDAV=2
APPNAME=PrusaFlashAir
CIPATH=/DCIM/100__TSB/FA000001.JPG
APPMODE=5
APPSSID=TP-LINK_2.4Ghz_D43D42
APPNETWORKKEY=********
DNSMODE=1
NOISE_CANCEL=2
VERSION=FA9CAW3AW3.00.02
CID=02544d535733324740e294dc79010a01
PRODUCT=FlashAir
VENDOR=TOSHIBA
LOCK=1
MASTERCODE=EC21E51A7968

Any help will save my hair and get my eternal gratitude

Posted : 21/01/2019 1:53 am
pieter.v6
(@pieter-v6)
Active Member

Hi, I have a W-04 64GB card, unfortunately the only model currently available on Amazon.

I updated the card firmware.
I repartitioned and reformatted the card to 31GB FAT32.
I reinitialized the card.
I edited the config to put it in STA mode.
The Mk3 can read the SD card.
I can connect over WebDAV and copy files to the CD card.

But, the Mk3 is not recognizing it as a FlashAir card.
After copying files to the card, I need to remove and re-insert it else the Mk3 does not see the newly copied files.

What do I need to do to make the Mk3 recognize the card as a FlashAir card?

Posted : 13/02/2019 2:52 am
garry.m2
(@garry-m2)
New Member

I've struggled a little with this just like some others.

I purchased a W-04 32GB card, and updated it straight away with my Mac to the latest firmware, but the connection was not working. I could connect using the iPhone app using the FlashAir SSID, but some of the functionality wasn't there and I was requested the MasterCode repeatedly.

Manually updating the files made no difference and although the card was able to connect to my network, it was still not visible to any devices.

As an IT professional, I have access to a number of PCs and tried the Windows firmware update version instead. Everything went very smoothly and I was able to connect the iPhone app without issue. I manually updated the CONFIG file on the card to match the configuration discussed in the Prusa guide, and everything worked as it should (although I don't get the IP address listed on my Support screen).

So for others still struggling, I'd recommend using a Windows PC to update the firmware on the card and to try again from there.

Hope this helps at least some people...

Posted : 06/04/2019 5:13 pm
justin.m4
(@justin-m4)
Trusted Member

Just wanted to add that it is possible to transfer the G-Code files while the printer is in operational printing, no problem! Wify works for me...... 😀 😀 😀

...
Posted : 08/04/2019 8:28 pm
rsheldiii
(@rsheldiii)
New Member

Hey folks,

 Was very excited about this card, but I ran into an issue that I can't find answers for. I got the 64GB version and it wouldn't work in the printer, but worked fine outside of it, due to being exFAT. I reformatted the card to FAT32 and now I can't even get the configuration utility to recognize the card. Nothing I do including re-adding the config files will get either the software updater or the configuration utility to recognize the card as a flashair card, they just both try to "confirm the software version" multiple times and then error out.

Was there some kind of top secret partition I accidentally wiped out? Has anyone else had this issue? 

Posted : 30/09/2019 1:55 am
Tim
(@tim-m30)
Famed Member

The SD reader does not recognize 64GB cards, lots of discussion on this above and in other threads.

It is always wise to get more than one opinion......
Posted : 30/09/2019 5:04 am
rsheldiii
(@rsheldiii)
New Member

Right, and I was under the impression that was caused by the exFAT file system not being supported by the I3. Many have had success with the 64gb cards reformatting to FAT32 and reinitializing the card, but now that I've reformatted I can't get the configuration utility to recognize the card at all. It won't let me into the menu to reinitialize it, it just tries to "confirm the software version" and eventually fails out. Has anyone else had this issue?

Posted : 30/09/2019 8:24 pm
rotarypower101
(@rotarypower101)
Estimable Member

Is there a way to set up a "secure connection" to avoid getting this error message each time?

On Mac using Mojave this prompt pops up each time now when trying to utilize the FlashAir card.

Can this be setup to utilize SSL or another way to bypass this prompt?

Posted : 14/10/2019 5:38 pm
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