I’m currently experimenting with a HereLink 1.1 system and trying to get access to a device which is connected to the ethernet port of the air unit. My goal is to have a custom app running on the GCS that is able to communicate with the device connected to the ethernet port of the air unit via network.
I have set up the GCS so that it is paired with the air unit and I already managed to use
adb to access the air unit (PC → GCS via WiFi → air unit) and verify that the bridge network adapter is there and that I can reach the endpoints (192.168.144.10 and 192.168.144.11).
My setup on the air unit side looks like this:
air unit → USB to ethernet adapter → Laptop
The network cable is wired up like this, I hope this is correct:
The Laptop is disconnected from all other networks (e.g. WiFi) except the USB adapter. The adapter network show up as being connected and the adapter itself has both LEDs (connection and traffic) lighting up, so I assume my cable is working.
Now I would have expected the local IP of the Laptop to be in the range of the bridge network (192.168.144.x), but it gets an auto-assigned IP (via DHCP) in the range of 169.254.41.x. I also cannot manually set an IP address.
I tried scanning the network to find the air unit, but I wasn’t able to. And now I’m kind of stuck with the following questions:
- How can I access the air unit from the Laptop?
- More importantly, how can I access the Laptop from the GCS?
Thanks in advance!