So we are able to connect to the roboRIO through ethernet but even when we get comms, our dashboard does not connect. The NT Connection light is off and no values are showing/synced. Luckily, it works on the field through FMS so we are able to compete okay, but when we connect with our own ethernet cable in the pit, it doesn’t work. It works with USB connection so that, and the fact that it works on the field, makes me believe it’s just the ethernet cable. However it works on another laptop when trying everything the same way, so I have no clue.
Sounds like it’s an issue with the laptop/OS, since it works with a different laptop. I would look at firewall or other security software that may be blocking NetworkTables.