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Unable to open VLP-16 Webserver & Cannot get Scan Data in rviz

asked 2016-11-26 12:48:44 -0600

ryan4588 gravatar image

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04 (NOT a virtual machine), and I am having trouble connection with my VLP-16.

In Wireshark, I can see that data is being sent along eth0 (ethernet 0). I have configured the ethernet port to the following:

Address - 192.168.1.55 Netmask - 255.255.255.0 Gateway - 0.0.0.0 `

When I open a terminal I type:

sudo ifconfig eth0 10.66.171.45

because the IP address the VLP-16 is sending fron is 10.66.171.45 (as seen in Wireshark)

Afterward in the terminal I write:

sudo route add 192.168.1.1 eth0

as stated in the VLP velodyne manual, online. So, in Wireshark I'm able to see that packets are coming, however in rviz I'm unable to see them and I'm also not able to open the webserver for my VLP-16. Thus, I assume I am having some sort of configuration problem.

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answered 2016-11-27 04:25:40 -0600

gvdhoorn gravatar image

Easiest would be to configure either:

  1. your VLP to have an IP in the 192.168.1.0 range (so it's in the same network as your PC), or
  2. give eth0 an IP in the 10.0.0.0 range (as that's what your VLP is in)

All other options will need careful configuration of your network stack.

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