I very recently got a Pi Zero and would really like to start using it. I, unfortunately, do not seem to be able to connect to it. I installed Raspbian on the SD card, attached a Wi-Fi dongle, and installed PuTTy (I'm using it for my Linux class as well, so it works fine). I watched a YouTube video, where in the
cmdline.txt document, they set the IP address at the end of the document...
ip=169.254.1.1 I did exactly this, waited a minute, and attempted to use PuTTy to connect, which timed out. Twice.
Is this an acceptable way to connect? Does the IP address need to be something in particular, or should any number (with the correct number of digits) work?
cmdline.txt is now as follows...
dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=ttyAMA0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline fsck.repair=yes rootwait ip=169.254.1.1