We are from team 8505 and we are looking for any help/advice to configure our robot radio.
We have followed the WPI Programming Documentation instructions and have been able to image our roborio and load the firmware for the radio using the FRC Radio Configuration Utility (.exe). When we move to configuring our radio we get:
“Bridge Configuration Failed: Failed to change IP Address, please ensure the bridge is connected to this computer and try again”
Currently we have an ethernet cable directly from our laptop to the 18-24VP0E port on the radio, and power cable from radio to the voltage regulator module.
We are always running as administrator.
We received the same errors after trying the following things:
Disabled All other Networks (Bluetooth, Wifi) except the ethernet we are using
A different Laptop with an ethernet to USB adaptor
A laptop with a direct connection to ethernet port
A different radio and roborio
Using both PoE cable (orange) and ethernet cable
Using just the kickoff kit ethernet cables
Using new ethernet cables
Firewall has been turned off
Putting the roborio in safe mode
Putting the ethernet cable in the 802.3afPOE port instead
Reset the radio (no light change) and reset the laptop
And yet there the error remains.
We have checked many online resources, including the WPIlib documentation, several Chiefdelphi posts, and some reddit posts. I’m a new user, so I can’t link them directly here yet. Lastly, we called FRC support but nothing changed.
I remember it being a common thing at competition and the solution was to “update firmware” (even though it’s the same one) when prompted, and then once the firmware was flashed to then try to configure the bridge. It’s been a while since I’ve had to re-program one, so I honestly forget if that error was also common on the desktop utility.
You’ve probably already seen my post from here, but have you checked if the radio is being configured by putting it in your robot? Our radio gave us the same qualms, but it seemed to have actually succeeded when we hooked it up. You can quickly tell if it worked based on the name of the WiFi network.
You’ve done a really good job finding known solutions and trying them. I assume you’ve seen this post and taken the steps suggested there? You best bet at this stage is probably finding a different PC and trying that…
Here’s another recent post on a similar issue, just in case you haven’t seen it.
Is this a school PC? We ran into that issue with all the school PCs, eventually one of the captains brought their laptop and configured all the radios successfully. Schools often put weird stuff on their PCs that prevent access to network settings (even as admin), using an untouched PC would be likely easiest.