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How to find the IP of your turtlebot

asked 2013-03-09 04:13:45 -0500

smkybear15 gravatar image

On the turtlebot network setup it says to bing your turtlebot using its IP the tutorial also says the IP was figured out in the last step I don't know what my turtlebot IP is please help

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answered 2013-03-09 04:18:00 -0500

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Determine the IP address following step 2 in http://www.ros.org/wiki/Robots/TurtleBot/Network%20Setup.

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I've done step 2 I just don't know which is the IP for the Turtlebot i'm brand new to robotics and have no idea what i am doing

smkybear15 gravatar imagesmkybear15 ( 2013-03-09 04:25:18 -0500 )edit

Use the command ifconfig

tonybaltovski gravatar imagetonybaltovski ( 2013-03-09 04:30:23 -0500 )edit

Which one is the turtlebot three titles pop up eth0 eth1 lo should it be under one of those

smkybear15 gravatar imagesmkybear15 ( 2013-03-09 04:33:51 -0500 )edit

Are you using a wireless connection?

tonybaltovski gravatar imagetonybaltovski ( 2013-03-09 04:34:59 -0500 )edit

Yes I am using a wireless connection and I am working on a 2008 mac book pro running unbuntu 12.10

smkybear15 gravatar imagesmkybear15 ( 2013-03-09 04:37:56 -0500 )edit

I believe the wireless is suppose to be wlan0. Are you able to connect to the wireless now?

tonybaltovski gravatar imagetonybaltovski ( 2013-03-09 04:39:58 -0500 )edit

My computer says I'm connected though a wireless network I reconnected to it and I got the same thing and no wlan0

smkybear15 gravatar imagesmkybear15 ( 2013-03-09 04:47:22 -0500 )edit

Please edit you post with the output of ifconfig. If only one has an inetaddr that one is probably your IP.

dornhege gravatar imagedornhege ( 2013-03-09 04:50:02 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-03-10 16:10:36 -0500

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updated 2013-03-10 19:33:32 -0500

If you are in a University, you should ask the Computer Center to give you an appropriate IP address. When you setup the wireless connection, it is better to manually provide an IP address, rather than allowing the system to automatically search for available address. Otherwise, you will have problem when you restart the laptop.

In addition, you may also ask the Computer Center to help you setup the connection. Basically, in your laptop (Ubuntu), you can either right click the connection icon -> edit connection, or go to system -> preference -> network connections. On the wireless tab, select the one you used (remove others) and click Edit, then in IPv4 Settings, select Manual, type in the IP address, gateway, DNS, etc. and in Wireless Security, type in the password. After that, the computer will use the same IP address all the time.

Give me a vote if it helps ;-)

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