I’ve searched the forum for similar problems, but come up empty. Here we go.
Red/black clone 60w 500x700 connected to local network via satellite Orbi, hard wired to laser, IP address 192.168.1.28 (no conflict with other devices), Windows 7
All is good with 0.11 but some of those tasty features in 0.14 had me update just yesterday. I had a job running on the machine, which meant the PC was not doing much. Update went fine, LB started up without problem. It said it didn’t find a device, which I figured was okay, since the laser was busy. When the laser is busy, nothing talks to it.
Job done, time for the second phase of the project. Nope. No device found.
I wasn’t going to blame Lightburn at this point, so I powered off the laser, the computer, the home network, brought them all back up again. Still no communications. Even RDWorks didn’t want to find the laser. Curiously, I could ping the IP address and could even nudge it a bit with a web browser and get a response.
Well, what else to check? Nothing.
Downgrade to 0.11 and all communications are back. Even RDWorks is willing to move the head.
Whatever was wrong with my network is not wrong any longer. Update to 0.14 and it all goes to pot once again. This time, the install to 0.14 wasn’t done while the laser was busy, but I don’t think that was an important factor anyway.
Uninstall 0.14 and re-install 0.11 and I’m rolling again.
I think I’ll have to pin 0.14 on the problem, but why would installing 0.14 kill my communications via RDWorks? During this attempt to troubleshoot, I tried the Ruida wireless app on my iPhone. It would indicate it was connected (login successful) but not perform any actions. At one point, the login failed as well.
Now that it’s back on 0.11, the wireless app would login but not move the head. After using the movement controls in the software on the PC to jog the head, the wireless app started working again.
I’d like to use the good stuff of 0.14, but how can I solve this communications problem? What other steps to perform to narrow down/resolve?