Velodyne 16: IP address found but no answer to a simple ping test

asked 2019-12-23 12:41:51 -0600

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I have a Velodyne Puck 16 that I have been trying to connect to ROS Melodic for the past few days. My OS is Ubuntu 18.04. I was able to find out the address of the lidar using WireShark, as it is possible to see below:


So the IP is:

After very very carefully following the installation procedure in the official documentation and as also carefujlly described on my previous post everything I was trying was unsuccessful.

So I decided to apply a simple ping procedure to the address of the lidar:

ping it does not return any package of information.

The problem I have is that, despite I know the IP address of my Velodyne 16 using Wireshark, the lidar does not answer to a simple test as the ping of the id.

What is happening? Why is that happening?

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