Hello all! Just got my GPG2 all set up, and I’m having trouble with the wifi connection. I’m on a Windows 7 machine, usually wired to the router. My computer doesn’t have a wireless dongle at the moment, and this shouldn’t need one, but I figured I’d mention it.
I got to the step after configuring wifi where you shut down the bot from the VNC dashboard and disconnect from the computer. Bot reported address of 10.0.0.6
- Lights on the bot never go off. I waited several minutes here.
- Tried turning off the bot, unplugging, and turning it on: computer (back on the network) could not ping dex.local - Got a timeout. Could ping 10.0.0.6
Looks like I need a static IP - could I get a step-by-step on doing that? My setup is currently as such:
my computer – a basic switch – a router(1) – another router (2) (sorry, it’s a big house) – cable modem – internet
Pinging does work between the bot and this site when the bot is ethernet connected to my computer, which is not otherwise on the network. Therefore, the wifi connection to router(1) and thus out is working. However, when I put my computer back in place on the network, it cannot see dex.local - however, it does see a computer named DEX on the windows network map, and doesn’t know where to put it on the map (in case that matters).
So, how do I enable this computer to find and talk to the pi by name? We’re looking to use this in a classroom with several bots each controlled by its own laptop but on the same wifi network - and feeling a bit lost.
Thanks for the help,