So hear's a puzzle. I bought a 8gb class 6 Toshiba Flashair SD card so I could upload gcode files to the sd card as I'am using Repeter firmware and this way my computer does not have to stay connected to the printer. I modified the config file by adding UPLOAD=1 and with some files (like pdf, jpg) it now works, but whenever I try to upload a gcode file I get "NG" and it does not upload. I have tried to rename the file, use a different gcode file - nothing works. Maybe there is a mistake in my config file? If someone has had similar issues ....any help would go a long way, because I simply do not know what else to try.
My config file looks like this:
i use this setup my self one thing i found is that i need to be close to the printer when i send the file or i get this error. try moving closer .
COMMAND=wlan 11n 0
No, its not that. When I started the setup I installed the sd card to the printer but because I got frustrated I'am now testing using my camera. I'am very close to it and connection is just fine. Anyway, the issue seems to be the 8.3 DOS filenames - when I rename my test.gcode to test.gco it uploads. I don't know however, if da vinci would be able to use this file with improper extension? But there has to be a workaround to that?
UPDATE: Ok, repeater host reads a .g file as gcode so I can just use that.
The version 2 card, according to other reports, does not have the 8.3 filename limitation. ( That was one of the reasons i stopped modifying the factory firmware. )
Yes, I recently bought the 2nd generation card (W-02) and it doesn't have the 8.3 restriction. I'm able to transfer files with long names, no problem.
The file extension needs to be .g (at least with older FlashAir cards). Ether change it manually before uploading or specify .g file extension already while saving the file. Also, file name should be no longer than 8 characters I think.