Bambu Lab Wi-Fi troubleshoot

Bambu Lab Wi-Fi: connect to X1, P1S, P1P, A1

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Bambu Lab‘s series of printers are easy to setup and use, in part thanks to its Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to remotely control and send files to the printer. However, there’s slight caveat when setting up the Wi-Fi that might make it seem like there is something wrong with your new Bambu Lab printer.

Setting up Wi-Fi

After turning the printer on for the first time, removing all the packing materials and screws holding down the bed, the screen on the printer will show a QR code with instructions to setup the Wi-Fi and connect it to a Bambu Lab account. Doing so requires the Bambu Handy app.

In the process, the printer connects to the phone via Bluetooth, after selecting a network and entering the password for it, the printer is then linked to the same Wi-Fi network. It should now be available on the network and accessible via the app and Bambu Studio app.

This is all really simple and is very similar to what setting up smart home devices is like. So much so that there is an important note to mention.

What’s unique about Bambu Lab Wi-Fi

Just like many other smart home devices, Bambu Lab printers can connect to the Wi-Fi and be controlled through it. Also, like smart home devices, Bambu Lab printers only support 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi networks, which can be confusing to someone not familiar with Wi-Fi networks and can result in the printer not being able to connect.

While some newer Wi-Fi systems merge both the 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz ranges into a single connection, not all have the ability to make 2.4Ghz pairing easy to do. If you have two separate Wi-Fi connections for 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz, its easy, simply switch to the 2.4Ghz network and connect via that.

For those with something like the Google Wi-Fi mesh system, both ranges are combined into a single network. To access 2.4Ghz only, the best way we’ve found is to take the printer to an area where your phone can only pick up 2.4Ghz, this can be checked in your settings app. Once in a spot that only has the 2.4Ghz range, the setup process can be completed, and the printer will be connected.

Once connected to the network, nothing else has to be done.