I'm posting again because my first attempt got marked as duplicated, this did not solve my problem.

This is a brand new Raspberry Pi 3B that I'm setting up for the first time and it has be headless. First I wanted the Kali distribution but the device never showed up in the LAN. Hence, I used the standard Raspbian (2017-01-11-raspbian-jessie.img as today).

To be clear, I do add the ssh file to the in the SD, then proceed to boot the Rπ and connect it to my router. I make an arp -a request and see my Rπ added on

localhost:~ user$ arp -a
easy.box ( at 88:25:2c:9d:94:72 on en0 ifscope [ethernet]
localhost ( at b8:27:eb:74:64:b1 on en0 ifscope [ethernet]

So, I try to SSH and after waiting I get timed out (=!Connection refused):

localhost:~ user$ ssh pi@
ssh: connect to host port 22: Operation timed out

What's even weirder:

localhost:~ user$ ping -c 5
PING ( 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
Request timeout for icmp_seq 1
Request timeout for icmp_seq 2
Request timeout for icmp_seq 3

--- ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss

I sniffed the traffic with Wireshark and the only message the Rπ ever sends is a IGMP Membership Report, every 30 seconds or so.

The µUSB is directly plugged to the wall, so we can discard power issues.

I would appreciate any help, as I refuse to think it's a hardware problem.

  • 2
    Why do you think localhost is the Pi? localhost is the computer you are using to do the ping. – joan Feb 17 '17 at 15:57
  • I don't "think" so, I just copied from Terminal. Actually it says local host to every entry but the router IIRC. – ANIMATEK Feb 17 '17 at 23:46

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