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SimpleSocketServer problem on Arria GX dev kit

Honored Contributor II



I am a beginner in working with Altera FPGA's. I am working on a project in which i am using the Arria II GX FPGA Development Kit (http://www.altera.com/products/devkits/altera/kit-aiigx-pcie.html). 


I am trying to get the SimpleSocketServer example running on the alternative Nios II Ethernet Standard RGMII Design Example (http://www.nioswiki.com/exampledesigns/nios_ii_ethernet_standard_rgmii_design_example). I am using Quartus 9.1 and have followed the solution from http://www.altera.com/support/kdb/solutions/rd11122009_293.html to get the SimpleSocketServer example to work with RGMII instead of SGMII, but this didn't work. I am getting the same output in the console: 


=============== Software License Reminder ================ 

This software project uses an unlicensed version of the NicheStack TCP/IP 

Network Stack - Nios II Edition. If you want to ship resulting object 

code in your product, you must purchase a license for this software from 

Altera. For information go to: "http://www.altera.com/nichestack


InterNiche Portable TCP/IP, v3.1  


Copyright 1996-2008 by InterNiche Technologies. All rights reserved.  

prep_tse_mac 0 

Can't read the MAC address from your board (this probably means 

that your flash was erased). We will assign you a MAC address and 

static network settings 


Please enter your 9-digit serial number. This is printed on a  

label under your Nios dev. board. The first 3 digits of the  

label are ASJ and the serial number follows this. 

-->Created "Inet main" task (Prio: 2) 

Created "clock tick" task (Prio: 3) 



Looking in the iniche_init.c file it seems like the TCP/IP stack is never getting ready (Line 81). 


Any ideas? 






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Honored Contributor II

Couldn't find the sticker number on the board and chose a random number. Set the the IP and it works. Used the NiosIIEDS 10.0 sofware instead.

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Honored Contributor II

Hi I'm trying to do the same thing but im not having the same luck. 


which .sof file did you program into the board? I used the bts .sof that came with the kit files. 


Did you have to modify anything in the simple socket project in order to get it to work on the Arria II gx board? 


In the command sheel when I type telnet <ip address> 30 it tells my it doesnt recognize the telnet command. also when i do as you do and give it a random number as my serial number, i get back as my ip address. Is that what you got? 


Thank for the help 

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