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Setup Hokuyo UST 10LX ip with remote access

asked 2018-07-18 14:43:54 -0500

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updated 2018-07-18 14:45:04 -0500

Hi, I am setting up Hokuyo UST 10LX on my Jetson TX2, but got confused about the ROS/Hokuyo/TX2 ip addresses. Hope you can help me clarify it.

Hokuyo ip address is factory default: and it is linked to the Ethernet port of the TX2. I followed the instructions in this and set my TX2 eth0 to

However, my jetson uses WIFI and its ip address for wlan0 is Since my TX2 is attached to a robot, I want to open rviz on another computer so I can monitor the data from the TX2. The other computer is also on WIFI and its ip address is

My questions is what the ROS_MASTER_URI and ROS_IP on my TX2 should be?

Thank you very much.

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answered 2018-07-18 17:53:13 -0500

export ROS_MASTER_URI=http://<name of robot host machine>:11311

Both your machine and the robot machine must be able to ping each other by hostname (add to etc hosts).

You don't need to play with the ROS_IP. That's for a slightly different purpose.

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When I edit the etc/hosts on Windows, should I use or

AutoCar gravatar image AutoCar  ( 2018-07-20 00:08:19 -0500 )edit

I think it would be a valuable experiment for you to try yourself to answer that question.

stevemacenski gravatar image stevemacenski  ( 2018-07-20 00:16:13 -0500 )edit

I already tried. Neither worked.

AutoCar gravatar image AutoCar  ( 2018-07-20 11:46:20 -0500 )edit

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