Using Octoprint without active network connection, Hotspot network-connection


#1

Hi there, I'm a happy user of Octoprint for a long time now but I moved in a appartement without internet connection and I'm trying to use octoprint without network connection (over the home network)

First:
Is there any chance to use octoprint without a wlan-router which is connected to the internet?
I mean to use my printer inside my home network which is provided by a wlan-router.

I tried two wlan-routers but maybe wrong. I couldn't find the IP-Adress of my Raspberry (used angry ip-scanner). I used the same method which worked at my parents home just fine.

I now there are some smart people around here so I hope you can help me :slight_smile:

My wish/goal (second):
I'm using my smartphone Hotspot to provide the network in my appartement and maybe there is small chance that I could use a wlan-router which uses my hotspot from my smartphone and then allow my printer/octopi to go online. I could use a second SIM-card but this would cost me an additional fee. There must be some smart ''hacks'' to use a wlan-hotspot (smartphone) to provide a home network with internet connection.

I'm looking forward to discuss any solutions with you people.

Sincerely Chuckonelli


#2

AFAIK, OctoPrint should work just fine without an internet connection.

If you are running OctoPrint using the OctoPi distribution, you would have to configure the WLAN settings (https://discourse.octoprint.org/t/wifi-setup-and-troubleshooting/184#heading--edit-WiFi-logon-info), or the raspberry pi will not get an IP address (and will not be visible using a scanner on your local network).


#3

If your workstation is a Mac, you can share your iPhone's cellular data with your MacBook via wifi, for example, and then share that Internet connectivity via an Ethernet cable to your printer.