Connecting Jetson to internet without router

I am installing JetPack using the installer for Jetson TX2 3.2.

I have finished installing everything and got to the post-installation step. Then I selected the option to “access Internet via host machine through setting up a new DHCP server configuration on the host.” I connected an ethernet cable from the Jetson to my host machine (using an ethernet to USB converter). I also connected the mini USB and put my Jetson into force USB recovery mode and successfully finished flashing.

However, then it got stuck on “Determining the IP address of target…”

I think this has to do with the fact that I chose the wrong network interface at the “Network Interface Selection” step for both “Internet” and “Target Interface.” For both internet and target interface I see four options in the drop down that look like : ens[…], ens[…], ens[…], enx000[…].

I am a bit lost as to which interface to choose.

Thank you!

Hi gabbyghan,

If you selected the Device get IP assigned by DHCP server on host and access Internet via host machine layout, you must select which interface is to be used for Internet access, and which is to be used for the target interface.

Please reference JetPack installation guide:
https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/dlc/jetpack-install-guide-3_3

Hi,

Thank you for the prompt reply! I think I don’t understand how to choose which interface is to be used for Internet access, and which is to be used for the target interface. No matter what I select I seem to get an error saying “ethernet is disconnected” even though I connected the target to the host with an ethernet to usb connection.

Thanks.

Hi gabbyghan,

Please check below setup:

  1. Jetson connected with wired Ethernet to the router, and host PC is also connected to the same router with wired Ethernet.
  2. Remove serial console board first
  3. Internet interface and target interface select for internet access. (I used the same, eno1)
  4. Run JetPack again