You really don’t want to run your wifi as “open” (what I’m thinking you might have meant by ‘both as “disabled”’) without some sort of WPA/WPA2 protection.
Totally agreed! I had them disabled just for troubleshooting. I never intended to leave them permanently off. I mainly need to get the GF to show me it’s working without any physical problems.
If you meant “both” to indicate “both wireless frequencies” (2.4GHz and 5GHz), then you should know the Glowforge only uses 2.4GHz.
Thanks. I saw this in the older thread so I haven’t been touching the 5GHz channel, only the 2.4GHz. I meant both WEP and WPA2.
It’s important to keep in mind that after you make the wireless security setting change, all your wireless devices – including your PC/laptop, if it’s using wireless – will need to reconnect to the router with the new WPA2 settings. You should refresh your PC connection before you continue setting up the Glowforge, perhaps simplest by rebooting.
Great point, but I already had the changes working before I changed to the GF XXX-XXX.
The best success I’ve had so far was with security disabled (NOT a long-term solution), got the “Huzzah!” Message, was prompted to switch to GF XXX-XXX, did so and finally got what appeared to be the calibration cycle, but the app still had the turning arrows telling me it would switch back to my network but stated I might need to do it myself. So, it appeared that the software froze up on me? But the lens/laser arm moved around as it said it would, but then the software did not let me proceed to the next step.
When you did your setup, did GF ask you to type in your network password? I feel like that’s the step I’m just not receiving from the software. I’ve tried Windows 10, Windows XP, Android phone & Android tablet, Microsoft edge, explorer, Chrome and Firefox.
I’m still very concerned that Glowforge still considers my network “unsecured” and never asks for my password. Everything else I’m running shows the Lock symbol on my network, I had to re-enter my password on my devices when I switched over to WPA2, but yet Glowforge still doesn’t give me any option to enter it.
Hmmmm. I’m wondering if I should type in my IP address for the "+Join Other Network option? Perhaps typing the name for it by hand is causing some kind of conflict?
Fingers crossed, here goes another mass reboot of everything.