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IP address problems...........

Added by Rolf almost 6 years ago

I have had a terrible time trying to find the correct IP address for the MBED. After some research I found the command prompt: netstat* that seem to have given me the correct IP address, because now when I ping 127.0.0.1 I get 0% loss, so I am pretty sure it is correct. However when I put this value into visicut and the config.txt file I am still not able to do any cutting :-(

Any suggestions?

Rolf

  • netstat n -o is the correct command prompt, I was unable o type it in the above because it created strikeout text :(

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RE: IP address problems........... - Added by drogon almost 6 years ago

127.0.0.1 is always the address of your local machine, so it will always reply to a Ping.

The IP address of the MBED is the IP address you put in the config.txt file. What did you change it to?

Or did you enable DHCP?

If you enabled DHCP, then you will need to find out how to identify it on your LAN - usually your router will give you a clue about what devices are connected to it.

The strikeout is there because this wiki uses the dash (or hyphen) character to identify blocks of text to be in strikeout mode. It's pretty rubbish, but that's stupid redmine forum formatting for you.

-Gordon

RE: IP address problems........... - Added by Rolf almost 6 years ago

Thank you Gordon. My little gray cells are 85 and I have a hard time trying to recall everything that's going on.
Think I tried IP 169.254.161.97 in the config.txt but it would never respond to a ping.
Or did you enable DHCP? Is that a one or a zero? Don't remember, will check later, and no more time today.

I am not connected to the Internet, the PC is dedicated to the laser as a standalone.

Appreciate the information about the dash, it was driving me crazy there for a few minutes.

RE: IP address problems........... - Added by drogon almost 6 years ago

I don't use DHCP for fixed devices on my own network, so my config.txt has a static IP address that works on my home/office LAN.

The 169.254.x.y address is a local/private IP address and you're never supposed to assign them. It's what your PC/thing is supposed to give itself in the absence of any other way to get an IP address.

If you are running Linux on your PC then I can give you some commands to find the IP address of the Laser, assuming you use DHCP.

However the general way would be to use DHCP, then look at your router to find out what IP address it has, or see if it comes up with a name, but I've absolutely no idea if it does that.

-Gordon

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