[Closed][Unresolved]gateway DHCP Fail

  • gateway DHCP

    i have a feeling im probably missing something really strait forward
    i get the following message

    DHCP FAILURE...0;255;3;0;9;Transport driver init fail
    now i think debug is already turned on and this is what the above message is.
    im using the rmf chip....but im unable to tell which ethernet shield im using, im assuming its the w5100, and im using that sketch at this point....

    unsure of what steps to take after this

    // Enable debug prints to serial monitor
    #define MY_DEBUG 
    // Enable and select radio type attached
    //#define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    #define MY_RADIO_RFM69
    // Enable gateway ethernet module type 
    #define MY_GATEWAY_W5100
    // W5100 Ethernet module SPI enable (optional if using a shield/module that manages SPI_EN signal)
    //#define MY_W5100_SPI_EN 4  
    // Enable Soft SPI for NRF radio (note different radio wiring is required)
    // The W5100 ethernet module seems to have a hard time co-operate with 
    // radio on the same spi bus.
    #if !defined(MY_W5100_SPI_EN) && !defined(ARDUINO_ARCH_SAMD)
      #define MY_SOFTSPI
      #define MY_SOFT_SPI_SCK_PIN 14
      #define MY_SOFT_SPI_MISO_PIN 16
      #define MY_SOFT_SPI_MOSI_PIN 15
    // When W5100 is connected we have to move CE/CSN pins for NRF radio
    #ifndef MY_RF24_CE_PIN 
      #define MY_RF24_CE_PIN 5
    #ifndef MY_RF24_CS_PIN 
      #define MY_RF24_CS_PIN 6
    // Enable to UDP          
    //#define MY_USE_UDP
    //#define MY_IP_ADDRESS 10,0,0,200   // If this is disabled, DHCP is used to retrieve address
    // Renewal period if using DHCP
    //#define MY_IP_RENEWAL_INTERVAL 60000
    // The port to keep open on node server mode / or port to contact in client mode
    #define MY_PORT 5003      
    // Controller ip address. Enables client mode (default is "server" mode). 
    // Also enable this if MY_USE_UDP is used and you want sensor data sent somewhere. 
    #define MY_CONTROLLER_IP_ADDRESS 10, 0, 0, 1   
    // The MAC address can be anything you want but should be unique on your network.
    // Newer boards have a MAC address printed on the underside of the PCB, which you can (optionally) use.
    // Note that most of the Ardunio examples use  "DEAD BEEF FEED" for the MAC address.
    #define MY_MAC_ADDRESS 0x00, 0x00, 0xDE, 0xAD, 0xBE, 0x01
    // Flash leds on rx/tx/err
    // Set blinking period
    // Enable inclusion mode
    // Enable Inclusion mode button on gateway
    // Set inclusion mode duration (in seconds)
    // Digital pin used for inclusion mode button
    // Uncomment to override default HW configurations
    //#define MY_DEFAULT_ERR_LED_PIN 7  // Error led pin
    //#define MY_DEFAULT_RX_LED_PIN  8  // Receive led pin
    //#define MY_DEFAULT_TX_LED_PIN  9  // the PCB, on board LED
    #include <SPI.h>
    #if defined(MY_USE_UDP)
      #include <EthernetUdp.h>
    #include <Ethernet.h>
    #include <MySensors.h>
    void setup()
    void loop() {

  • Hero Member

    Take a photo of your board and we can help identify.

    I would recommend ONLY using static ip's for "servers/gateways" etc on your network. Only use DHCP for 'clients" ( pc's and mobile devices )Did you try assigning a static address?

    Also, do you have any other arduino based network devices already running? If so check the MAC address its already using.. DEADBEEFEED is typically used, and MAC address's must be unique on a subnet (as it says in the sketch) - So change the MY_MAC_ADDRESS to something else.. looks like you may have already - but is 0000DEADBE01 valid?

  • hey guys board pic is below....im guessing now looking at it that the mar address for the board dshould be the HR number printed on it?

    im aware of the static desirability, i will also have a reservation for it later on...only using DHCP now to try and figure out why its not hitting the network properly...

    once this part is done ill be ready to go....
    im unable to tell if my made up mac is valid...havent dealt in MAC's before

    board pic

  • ok i can safely ignore my own comment about the mac address....a) no there are no other devices
    b.) the model number printed is not the mac address...
    there is no mac printed anywhere on he board so im not sure how to create one...
    but unless im horribly mistaken that shouldnt affect the DHCP assign of IP address at this stage...

    i have attached a better coipy of the picture where you can see my pin locations
    alt text

  • worked around the issue but making it a serial gateway instead as long as my nas is happy i dont mind how it plugs in....

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