Network installation and firmware update

Set up network connectivity

The Ultimaker S5 can connect to a local area network, using either Wi-Fi or Ethernet. To connect to a network, select Network setup from the welcome setup list. If you want to set up a wireless network connection, select Wi-Fi setup. If you want to use Ethernet, or don’t want to set up network connectivity, select Skip.

Set up Wi-Fi

To connect your Ultimaker S5 to a wireless network, you will need a computer or smartphone. Start the Wi-Fi setup and follow the steps on the touchscreen.

  1. Wait until your Ultimaker S5 has created a Wi-Fi hotspot. This may take a minute.
  2. Use a computer or smartphone to connect to the printer. The name of the Wi-Fi network is shown on the touchscreen of the Ultimaker S5.
  3. A pop-up will appear on the display of your computer or smartphone. Follow the steps to connect the Ultimaker S5 to your local Wi-Fi network. The pop-up will disappear when you have completed these steps.
  4. Go back to the Ultimaker S5 and wait until the Wi-Fi setup is finished.

✔ Tip: If the pop-up does not appear, open a browser and go to a website that is not yet known by your browser.

✔ Tip: Within some network environments the Ultimaker S5 may experience difficulties connecting wirelessly. When

this happens, repeat the Wi-Fi setup from another computer or smartphone.

✔ Tip: If you skip the Wi-Fi setup during the welcome setup, you can start it again by going to Preferences > Network > Start Wi-Fi setup.

Connect via Ethernet

You can set up a wired network connection after completing the welcome setup by performing the following steps.

  • Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port at the back of the Ultimaker S5.
  • Connect the other end of the cable to a network source (router, modem, or switch).
  • Enable Ethernet in the network menu by navigating to Preferences > Network and enabling Ethernet.

Connect Ethernet cable

Update the firmware

After completing the welcome setup, the Ultimaker S5 will check if the latest firmware is installed as a final step. If an older version is detected, it will download the latest firmware and install it. This process may take several minutes to complete.

✔ Tip: You will only be prompted to install the latest firmware if the printer is connected to a network and an older firmware version is detected.