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/etc/network/interfaces configuration for urg node

Hi guys. I got problem with the network when im using urg_node for Hokuyo Laser Scan.

After running roscore, I start up urg_node with:

rosrun urg_node urg_node _ip_address:=""

However im getting an error that states:

[ERROR] [1434516842.963885543]: Error connecting to Hokuyo: Could not open network Hokuyo:
could not open ethernet port.

I looked this up at Google and many of them said to configure the IP address to

So I edit /etc/network/interfaces with:

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

and replace the text with:

auto eth0:0
iface eth0:0 inet static

I tested the urg_node already and it's running.

However, another problem came up. I could not connect to internet. My wifi speed stucked at 1mb/s (using ubuntu now).

I came out with another solution by editing the interfaces file to:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto eth0:0
iface eth0:0 inet static

In this case, I can change to use eth0 (able to connect to WIFI but cannot run urg_node) and eth0:0 (cannot connect to WIFI but able to run urg_node) by using this two command:

sudo ifup eth0:0 (Set eth0:0)

sudo ifdown eth0:0 (Return back to eth0)

I was wondering whether there is a way I can combine these two function together, that is able to connect to WIFI and run urg_node.

Thanks for any help!