Disable Wi-Fi Adapter


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Supplies:

  • Phillips #1 screwdriver
  • Painter’s tape (or similar tape that will not leave residue)


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Disable the Wi-Fi Adapter

Note: Take care not to discard any hardware you remove during this procedure, as you may need it later on.

  1. Unload all materials from the printer. For more information, see Unload Plastic and Unload Fiber, if applicable.
  2. Power off and unplug the printer.
  3. Remove the Wi-Fi antenna / Ethernet cable.
  4. Disconnect the feed tube from the plastic extruder. Remove it from the printer and set it aside.
  5. Remove and set aside the print bed and any fiber spools.
  6. Tape the lid and visor of the printer closed to prevent them from accidentally opening.
  7. Turn the printer onto its side.
  8. Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the ten screws from the bottom plate.


     
  9. Remove the bottom plate from the printer.
  10. Unplug the Wi-Fi module (white in the photo below) from the USB hub in the base of the printer.


     
  11. Replace the bottom plate of the printer and the ten screws that hold it in place.
  12. Carefully turn the printer upright.
  13. Remove and discard the tape holding the lid and visor shut.
  14. Reinstall the print bed.
  15. Reconnect the plastic feed tube to the plastic extruder.
  16. Plug in and power on your printer.
  17. Select the Wi-Fi or Ethernet icon from the dashboard.


     
  18. Press the Offline tile to prevent the printer from using extra resources to search for wireless networks.


     
  19. Select Done.
  20. Reload material before attempting to print. For more information, see Load Plastic and Load Fiber, if applicable.

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