[USRP-users] Help: USRP N200 not detected

Josh Blum josh at ettus.com
Wed Sep 4 18:48:40 EDT 2013



On 09/04/2013 01:14 AM, Robert Watson wrote:
> No problem. Not sure whether this is a result of a consicous decision by
> Ettus or just an oversight. Perhaps someone from Ettus can comment? Given
> it has the safe images loaded it seems a little puzzling that normal images
> weren't loaded too.
> 
> It's certainly the case that up until the last N200 I bought for a client,
> all the USRP N210s we've had would boot out-of-the-box and connect to the
> network. With the last N200 I must admit to having an initial 'oh crap, its
> dead, where's the JTAG programmer' moment when the LEDs indicated it hadn't
> loaded the firmware.
> 

They should always boot out of the box. Its possible that an
initialization step was missed for some units. We will be searching for
the guilty party. Anyways, I'm glad that the units can be recovered with
the safe boot.

-josh

> R.
> 
> 
> 
> On 4 September 2013 06:04, Mythili Vutukuru <mythili at cse.iitb.ac.in> wrote:
> 
>>  Thanks Robert. Booting into safe mode and reflashing fixed the problem.
>>
>> Just curious, is this a feature or a bug? The earlier USRPs I have used
>> came with working images, and reflashing was needed only when we tried to
>> change something. Has this assumption changed?
>>
>> Thanks again for your help.
>>
>> Mythili
>>
>>
>> On Tuesday 03 September 2013 10:26 PM, Robert Watson wrote:
>>
>> Hi Mythili,
>>
>>  I had a similar sounding problem with a recently acquired N200.
>>
>>  It was similarly unresponsive to pings etc, so I booted it into safe
>> mode (look here under 'device recovery' for details:
>> http://files.ettus.com/uhd_docs/manual/html/usrp2.html). Once booted into
>> safe mode it responded to pings and I reflashed the firmware and fpga
>> images. After a normal reboot with the newly uploaded images it was fine.
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>>  Regards,
>>
>>  R.
>>
>>
>> On 3 September 2013 13:12, Mythili Vutukuru <mythili at cse.iitb.ac.in>wrote:
>>
>>> Hello all,
>>>
>>> Our lab has recently acquired some N200 USRPs with SBX daughterboards. I
>>> have an Ubuntu desktop with a gigabit ethernet interface. I have connected
>>> the N200 + SBX to it via ethernet. I have installed GNURadio + UHD using
>>> Marcus Leech's build-gnuradio script. I have configured a static IP of
>>> 192.168.10.1 on my machine. When I power my USRP on, all LEDs except LED B
>>> flash (expected since LED B is MIMO cable which I am not using), and LED F
>>> alone stays on. The ethernet light glows inside the USRP, so I know there
>>> are no loose connections on the netwprk side. Now, the problem is that my
>>> system does not detect the USRP at all.
>>>
>>> ----------
>>> mythli at mythli:~$ uhd_find_devices
>>> linux; GNU C++ version 4.7.2; Boost_104900; UHD_003.005.003-119-ga812d8a3
>>>
>>> No UHD Devices Found
>>> -----------
>>>
>>> When I open the net burner GUI also, my device does not show up. When I
>>> try to ping 192.168.10.2, I get no reply. In tcpdump, I see that ARP
>>> requests from my machine for 192.168.10.2 are going unanswered. Here is my
>>> machine:
>>>
>>> ----------
>>> mythli at mythli:~$ uname -a
>>> Linux mythli 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:32:08 UTC 2012
>>> i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
>>> ----------
>>>
>>> While I have used USRP1 + RFX2400 before, this is my first time using
>>> N200. I have googled extensively on this issue, but I am stuck. I am
>>> wondering if I am missing something fundamental in the setup. Any help /
>>> tips / pointers are very much appreciated.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Mythili
>>>
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>>
>>
>>
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