I used to be able to use putty to connect to my pi via ssh. However, after having left it on for a while and trying to connect a couple of days later, I was faced with the message "putty fatal error: no route to host". I tried pinging my laptops ip from my pi (and vice versa) and both times the output was "destination host unreachable". I have double checked the ip addresses used using ifconfig, checked all my putty settings and checked that ssh is enabled in raspi-config, but I still cannot get a connection working. using nmap from both my laptop and my pi (laptop running ubuntu 16.04) I ran nmap scanme.nmap.org and with my public ip, and my public ip returned a message saying:

"Note: Host seems down. If it is really up, but blocking our ping probes, try -Pn Nmap done: 1 IP address (0 hosts up) scanned in 3.13 seconds".

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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This is more of a comment, but I can't post comments.

I would try ping with the pi. If you still get nothing from your pi and your laptop's internet is not working either, then I would blame the router, and see what to do about that.

If you get nothing from your pi, but your laptop's internet is fine, then I would look at the logs with sudo journalctl -b and look through for anything internet related. dmesg may also have useful output if something failed. systemctl will let you know the status of services and if they failed.

Have you installed a firewall or used iptable rules? If so, could you post those configurations as well as any interesting logs you find?

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