Connecting your Ember to the internet will enable you to send prepared job from Print Studio to your connected Ember, and monitor the progress of your print remotely and manage your printer via emberprinter.com. More info about the features of emberprinter.com can be found in Printing from emberprinter.com.
There are three ways to connect Ember to the internet:
- Use a USB cable to configure Ember and connect it to your wifi network
- Use an Ethernet cable to connect Ember to your wired network
- Connect to Ember's WiFi hotspot with your computer, then connect Ember to your wifi network
► METHOD 1: CONNECT EMBER TO YOUR WIFI USING A USB CABLE
With Ember powered on, connect a USB cable to Ember from your computer.
Open a web browser and enter 192.168.7.2 in the address bar.
In the resulting printer interface, click Connect to wireless network.
Choose your wireless network from the list, and click Connect.
Enter your password and click Connect. The Ember screen will report that it's connected to the internet.
► METHOD 2: CONNECT EMBER TO YOUR WIRED NETWORK
Start with Ember powered off.
Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the rear of the printer. Connect the other end to your local area network (LAN).
Do not connect Ember directly to your computer. You must connect to a modem, router, gigabit switch, a wall jack, or any other device that provides internet access.
Turn Ember on.
► METHOD 3: CONNECT EMBER TO YOUR WIFI USING EMBER'S WIFI
Start with Ember powered on and your computer within range of Ember's WiFi.
STEP 2 (Mac):
Search for Ember’s local WiFI network on your computer. It will appear as “Ember WiFi … ” Select this network.
Wait until your toolbar shows the following icon, which confirms that you have successfully connected to Ember's local WiFi network:
STEP 2 (Windows):
Use the Network chooser to to select the "Ember WiFi ..." network.
The yellow "!" in the WiFi icon on the bottom toolbar indicates that you have successfully connected to Ember's local WiFi network.
Selecting Ember’s local WiFi network will disconnect your computer from the internet. At the end of this process, restore your computer’s connection to the internet by disconnecting from Ember and selecting your preferred WiFi connection.
After you have connected to your Ember’s local WiFi network, point your web browser to 192.168.1.1.
Select Connect to the wireless network, and enter your WiFi credentials in the following screen. [You may leave the Domain field blank, unless it is required for WiFi connectivity.]
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