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Question [Sticky] Why can't my computer connect to the MFAM Development Kit through Ethernet?

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There are 3 main reasons:

1. Make sure your computer Ethernet port is set up correctly. (For more details, please refer to Appendix A of the user guide on the USB drive shipped with the Dev Kit)


2. Make sure you are connecting to the correct IP. Sometimes the Dev Kit IP is NOT set to the default 192.168.2.2, especially if you have more than one Dev Kit.

3. Make sure the Ethernet version of the firmware is loaded in the Dev Kit, instead of the WIFI version. To check to see if the Ethernet version of the firmware is loaded, plug an Ethernet cable into the Dev Kit Ethernet port and the PC Ethernet connector. Look to see if the two Ethernet Status LEDs on the Dev Kit light up. If the Ethernet Version of the firmware is loaded both LEDs will be lit. If not, the WiFi version of the firmware is probably installed. Note that even if the Ethernet firmware is loaded the WiFi adapter board in the Dev Kit will broadcast an SSID even though the Ethernet firmware doesn't look at the WiFi adapter at all. 

    If the LEDs are NOT lit, reload the Ethernet firmware: remove the SD card, copy the Ethernet firmware to the SD card, and power cycle after plug the SD card back into the Dev Kit. For more details, please refer to the instructions provided on the USB drive shipped with the Dev Kit. The firmware can be downloaded from our website https://www.geometrics.com/product/mfam-developer-kit/.

    You may also try to restart your computer after all above fail.


   
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