My problem is that I have a fresh installation of XBian and XBMC but I cannot connect to the RPi via SSH from a Windows 7 PC in the same network. The router recognizes the RPi (I got the IP) but any connection is refused. Both, computer and RPi are connected via WLAN. I tried root and xbian for usernames. I tried Putty and WinSCP. The UPnP sharing of libraries works nicely (but is readonly).
I never used XBIAN, so i don't know if the ssh server is enabled by default.
From what I've read, the username xbian and the password raspberry should work, unless your keyboard setting is off (QWERTZ vs QWERTY).
Did you try raspberrz as the password?
Try to ssh to the ip of the server using the -v option, which gives a more verbose output. You can use this option up to three times (
Maybe you can post the output of
ssh -v email@example.com
and somebody else has a good idea then.
I've found that the first attempt to connect fails. If I immediately attempt to connect after the failure, I get a login prompt and can login.
I am new to Raspberry PI and I met the same issue on first install - connection was refused before having the chance to enter the password.
In fact, I used the windows install package to format and copy the files to the SD card. I though the OS was installed on it. When connection the PI to the HDMI cable, it is obvious that another step is required to complete xbian installation (can be done with a USB mouse - no keyboard needed). Once completed, I could ssh the PI properly. Hope it helps
I had a similar problem with Raspbian, also after a fresh install.
Have you checked the ssh-daemons logs? It should state why a connection attempt fails.
My error was:
Aug 19 11:52:44 retropie sshd: error: key_load_public: invalid format Aug 19 11:52:44 retropie sshd: error: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key
If you have a similar error, look at this: SSH not working over WLAN (ssh enabled, ping works, tcpping on port 22 works)