If your computer is connected to the net via WIFI, and you direct connect to the laser with a cable as well, I’ve seen that cause issues, though I don’t recall a specific solution. I’ve always gone through a router for mine.
I’m not a network shark but your settings look a little wrong to me.
The picture with your controller should say something like IP address: 192.168.1.59
Gateway: 192.168.1.1 (if this is your router you are running through).
Another thing that looks different as I otherwise know it is your Subnet Mask, it is “normal” 255.255.255.0
If your computer has a 169.xxx.xxx.xxx number, that is a self assigned number. That means you have not gotten a number from your home network, You should not be able to surf the internet or contact your laser unless they are both on a private network IP number set. 192.168.1.XXX for example.
I had it on a router because I had the internet and another printer on the same network. I moved to a new building where the internet is wireless, so I took the router out of the picture and just ran a cable between the computer and the machine.
There is a guy named Bo who always helps, and he keeps explaining it to me, but for some reason it won’t sink in.
If you still want to use wifi for internet access don’t change any of the setting they are fine. The subnet in use for wifi is 192.168.1.n.
To configure the Ethernet port change it to manually configured as opposed to “use DHCP” then set the IP address to 192.168.0.2 subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 leave the gateway blank.
On the laser set it’s IP address to 192.168.0.1 subnet mask 255.255.255.0 again leave the gateway blank
That will put both the Ethernet port on your Mac and the laser on the same subnet and should work. As for wifi it will use a DHCP allocated IP address and will set the wifi gateway (which is what’s needed to connect to the internet). This should mean you talk to your laser over ethernet and talk to the internet over wifi.
Just to add a little more detail to this. A gateway is used to find an IP address that is in a different subnet as your laser and mac’s ethernet port are on the same subnet and the laser needs no access to any other network you omit the gateway.
Your wifi is connected to your home network and already has the correct setting so if it could access the internet before it will still do so.
My pleasure glad your up and running. I spent a number of my years in IT and networking, it’s a very simple concept but can be a minefield in networks that have more than one subnet! Luckily most home networks are a simple single subnet and DHCP takes care of things automatically.
Your circumstance while I’m sure is pretty common was using a cable for the laser and wifi for internet so you just needed to confuire 2 interfaces (subnets) rather the more common 1 interface.