VLP-16 no data out over USB3.0 Ethernet adaptor

asked 2018-04-03 10:41:59 -0500

r.ay gravatar image

updated 2018-04-03 12:37:50 -0500

Hi all,


  • DELL XPS15 9550
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • ROS kinetic
  • Velodyne VLP-16
  • USB3.0 to Ethernet Adaptor (tp-link UE300)

test ROS using .pcap works fine with the below commands

launch "lidar-data.pcap" from Velodyne using Velodyne_driver

roslaunch velodyne_pointcloud VLP16_points.launch pcap:=/path/to//lidar-data.pcap

echo the data from "lidar-data.pcap"

rostopic echo /velodyne_points

Problem: no data echo from VLP16 using the same technique from above

Steps taken for configuration:

  1. set the following in IPv4 settings--IP:; Network:; Gateway:
  2. sudo ifconfig enx503eaa51ef93 //enx503eaa51ef93 is the port name of the USB3.0 adaptor
  3. run wireshark and identify the UDP source IP:
  4. sudo route add enx503eaa51ef93
  5. Velodyne browser interface shows up fine under (but phase=0, not sure if this is wrong)

try to view the above after configuration using

roslaunch velodyne_pointcloud VLP16_points.launch

no data echoed using

rostopic echo /velodyne_points
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Could you solve your problem in the meantime?

sporc gravatar image sporc  ( 2019-01-10 04:35:53 -0500 )edit

did you find an answer to this question? I am having the exact same issue

JB gravatar image JB  ( 2019-10-10 13:08:33 -0500 )edit