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Connecting Your Form 2

Before beginning, make sure you have received your Form 2 and installed PreForm.

The Form 2 can connect directly to a computer with the included USB cable. For remote uploading and monitoring, the Form 2 supports both wired (Ethernet) and wireless (Wi-Fi) connections; PreForm print preparation software must be connected to the same local-area network (LAN) as the printer in order to send a print job. For a Windows operating system, after installing PreForm, check to ensure that Bonjour is properly installed; this is required to connect over Wi-Fi or Ethernet. The USB connection can still be used while the Form 2 is connected to a LAN.

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When the Form 2 is connected to a LAN, its current status and print progress can be monitored with Dashboard.

There are three options for connecting a computer to the Form 2 for printing:

Plug in your Form 2 3D printer to USB or Ethernet

1. USB

Use the included USB cable for connecting a computer directly to the printer. Plug one end of the USB cable into the back of the Form 2, and connect the other end to a computer’s USB port.

2. Ethernet

The rear of the unit is equipped with a RJ-45 Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) LAN Port. Use a shielded CAT-5 Ethernet cable to connect the printer to a local network. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the back of the Form 2, and connect the other end to your LAN.

3. Wi-Fi

The Form 2’s built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) supports WEP and WPA security. Use the Form 2’s touchscreen to configure a wireless network connection.

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