Our radio is not communicating with our Rio, I can connect to the Rio via USB and it works fine but if i try to connect wirelessly via the radio, I can connect to the radio but I don’t receive any information from the RIO, I’ve tried resting the RIO and it worked once but I power cycled the robot to see if i can replicate the success and it is no longer working the it has went back to the same pattern of not connecting.
Wireless light- Green
Ethernet light - Flashing
Power - Solid
Status- Amber during boot up then turns off
Comms- No light
If anything needs clarified please let me know, I haven’t been able to find any solutions to this problem.
First, try a wired Ethernet connection to the RIO, and see if you can ping it. If that works, connect wirelessly and see if you can ping it. If so, the problem is probably somewhere in a higher layer (i.e., the FRC software). If not, it’s probably a networking issue.
If you can ping it with a direct Ethernet connection (you should definitely check that), you should try to hard-wire to the radio, then connect the radio to the rio like normal over ethernet. See whether or not that works.
Also, did you re-flash the radio after your last competition? If so, have you tried re-re-flashing it since the problem started?
As a reply to everyone yes I’ve reset the radio, it was one of the first fixes I’ve tried, its notable that we did not have our robot running till competition, and it has not been working since competition. We also have had this issues in previous years most notable 2017 SteamPower. We have changed the Rio and Radio from year to year.
A green wireless light on the radio almost certainly means it’s still configured for your last competition, unless you somehow wound up with 2016 radio firmware on it (I don’t remember the light colors from 2016 off the top of my head). The wireless light should be orange when configured for home use. Make sure you have reflashed the firmware using the 2018 radio config utility (the one for home use), as well as configured the radio for your team number after flashing firmware.
Yeah it sounds like your radio was never properly configured for home use. You need to configure it at the beginning of every season, and then every time after you get home from a competition. You can find the instructions to do so here
UPDATE: The robot is now working the Radio Configure tool was out of date and I replaced some wires running to the radio. I was able to successfully power cycle four times and connect within a minute. Thank you everyone for the help.