In order to set up and use a Duet mainboard and control it via the network, you will need the following equipment:
- For WiFi Duets: A network which includes a Wifi access point.
- The Duet 2 Wifi operates at 2.4Ghz not 5 Ghz. Most Wifi networks have both these frequencies, sometimes as separate network names.
- For Ethernet Duets: A network which includes an Ethernet switch or hub with a free port. Alternatively a network cable can be used directly between a computer and the Duet 2 Ethernet.
- If a cable is used to link an Ethernet Duet mainboard directly to a computer then the computer network interface must support Auto MDI-X or an Ethernet crossover cable is required.
- A computer connected to the network, with an available USB port, and a micro USB cable (supplied with the Duet).
- A computer, tablet or smartphone with WiFi client capability (this could be the same as the previous item, or a different device).
- This computer could be connected to the network via Wifi or Ethernet. After the initial setup over USB then any device connected to the network that runs a compatible web browser can be used (e.g a smartphone or tablet) to control the Duet.
- Chrome and Firefox work well with Duet Web Control. Microsoft Internet Explorer and older versions of Edge and Safari may have problems (see here for details).
- A CNC machine, e.g. 3D printer, laser cutter, or CNC mill/lathe, with accessible cabling, for the Duet to control.