I have been down for 5 days now. Can not seem to get the GF to go on line. I have tried below steps and was looking for some additional help on what to try next. I have emailed support, 2 days ago, but have not heard back from them yet.
Here is what I have done
The most common solution to Wi-Fi challenges is to restart all the devices involved in connecting to the internet.
Turn off the computer, phone, or tablet that you’re using. I have done this several times, including removing power plugs from sockets of all devices and all devices near my router, laptop, GF, etc.
Turn off your Glowforge. Done several time. I have also unplugged from UPS and plugged directly into the wall socket. Also have tried other power sockets that are on different breakers.
Unplug your modem Have unplugged several times as well as tried several different modem.
Unplug your Wi-Fi access point. Unplugged several times, tried a different access point, tried my cell phone hot spot and even bought a new WIFI extender.
Wait one minute, then plug everything back in and turn them back on For all the above I waited more then 5 min.
If that doesn’t work, we have two more suggestions that often make a big difference:
Improve the signal path between your Glowforge and your Wi-Fi access point. I have removed everything in the path. Added a new WIFI extender which works great for my laptop, cell phone and other equipment.
o Wi-Fi signals need a clear path. Remove physical barriers, and move devices closer together: Tried.
o Move your Wi-Fi access point up high and make sure it’s in an open space. Avoid locating your Wi-Fi access point on the ground, under a desk, in a cabinet, or in a corner where its signal can be blocked. Done
o Relocate your Wi-Fi access point closer to your Glowforge Done
o Move your Glowforge closer to your Wi-Fi access point Done
o Install a Wi-Fi range extender closer to your Glowforge Done
o Run an ethernet cable and install a second Wi-Fi access point next to your Glowforge Done
Reduce electronic and Wi-Fi interference Done
o If your unit is near other devices that use Wi-Fi or a large number of electronics, temporarily turn off other electronics and devices in the area. Not near anything else.
I ran the “ping -n 50 app.glowforge.com test. It is weird, I can go to the site on my laptop via Chrom but using the ping in a CMD window it just times out.
Have you tried reconnecting your Glowforge by pressing the button for 10 seconds until it glows teal? (It‘s not listed above)
Perhaps it has a Problem with reconnecting, when the signal comes from another router, extender, etc. and you have to go through the setup again.
Teal? It turn a purple / pink color when I hold the button and turn it on!
I have performed the setup procedure for each change listed above. I can see the GF wifi and I can attach to it on my laptop. I finds it and lists the available WIFI access ports. I have selected one, it appears to try to connect and then comes back with the Device Error screen
I was thinking that maybe I am having some DNS issues not being able to resolve the app.glowforge.com but it resolves in a CHROM just not in a CMD window ping . I even tried a tracrt but it dies at my router!
Not supposed to hold the button down when turning it on to get the wifi setup teal button. That’s a different operation. Just turn the unit on and then hold the button for about 10 seconds. It should turn teal.
That’s different. To reset the wifi connection (or even retry in your case), (1) turn the GF on, then (2) press and hold the button for 10+ seconds. You’ll get the teal color indicating ready for wifi reset via setup.glowforge.com
I fell like I am missing something. When I install my pro months ago I had no issues. It has run like a champ. Suddenly last week it lost its connection…Off Line!
I can bet it is something stupid simple!
Thanks for letting us know those details. I’m so sorry you’re still experiencing difficulty. I’m looking into this issue now with the team. If you’re able, it would be great if you could send over some logs that will help us investigate.
To obtain the logs, could you please follow these steps?
Reboot your Glowforge
Wait thirty seconds
Hold down the button on your Glowforge for ten seconds, until it glows with a teal color