I am trying to setup a direct connection between my Windows laptop and RPi so that I can take projects with me to other locations without wifi and still have control over the RPi. I have removed the NOOB OS from my SD card and loaded Raspbian Wheezy and have had it all working on a separate computer screen with a keyboard and mouse however, now need to move it over to the laptop and connect as per my requirements.
I followed this tutorial to do this: Raspberry Pi Remote Connections – Without A Network!
I followed the tutorial and got to Step 2 Option 1. As per the tutorial I added the following within my
dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=ttyAMA0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline rootwait ip=169.254.1.7
The only thing added was the IP address at the end. I then connected the Pi to the laptop through the ethernet cable and powered the Pi, waited a few minutes and got nothing, the loading symbol stopped and there was no additional connections available, anyone have any ideas why this may be happening and how to fix it?