I have a Raspberry Pi 3. It's brand new. Didn't connect before. It has the NOOBS-software already pre-installed on its SD card (didn't do it myself. It was included in the purchase. I've connected my HDMI + Power + Network cable of the PI with my Mac OSsierra.

After some networkconfiguration (about sharing wifi with ethernet) I was able to find the IP of my PI and I was able to ping.

arp -na | grep -i b8:27:eb
? ( at b8:27:eb:72:26:48 on bridge100 ifscope [bridge]

The ping:

$ ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.342 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.303 ms

I'm sure this is the IP of my PI thanks to an IP-scanner. enter image description here

I tried to ssh (default credentials were described in the manual:

$ ssh pi@
ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection refused

Now I checked which ports were open on my PI:

$ nmap

Starting Nmap 7.40 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2016-12-25 13:47 CET
Nmap scan report for
Host is up (0.00043s latency).
All 1000 scanned ports on are closed

Now I'm stuck. Is it because there is just the NOOBS software preinstalled and not already some real operating system with openssh? Is there still a way to connect to my Raspberry Pi 3 from my MAC and perfrom the installation over there?

  • 2
    You need to enable SSH (this is a recent change) in the menu under preferences or via commandline run sudo raspi-config (option 5 IIRC). – Steve Robillard Dec 25 '16 at 12:53
  • @SteveRobillard Hmm so I really need to connect the Pi with a monitor + keyboard the first time. Because I don't have those over here atm. – DenCowboy Dec 25 '16 at 12:58
  • or add an empty ssh file to the boot partition which you should be able to do from a pc or mac. – Steve Robillard Dec 25 '16 at 12:58

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.