I am using Debian 8 (Jessie) on my RPi A (previously I was using wheezy). When I try to connect from Windows with BitVise SSH, it refuses and the connection times out, implying there is no such address active on the network.
If I login via keyboard to the RPi, then the address becomes valid and my remote connection will proceed. I have enabled
I also noted that there's no IP address shown when Pi the boots, as with the previous (Wheezy) install.
Is this normal? Why do I have to seem to have to login physically before the Pi connects to the network?