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I have a strange situation, my Pi is connected via an Ethernet wall port to my university's internet, and my laptop is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi.

It's set up this way because when the Pi was connected via Wi-Fi the connection kept dropping. But when I switched it to the Ethernet cable, my SSH won't connect. VNC connection still works, however.

Does anyone know why, or how to fix it?

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    Please post what ifconfig shows on the Pi and also what your laptop's IP address and subnet mask are. – HeatfanJohn Jun 16 '17 at 1:57
  • It's possible that the wired and wireless networks are on different subnets. As @HeatfanJohn said, more info is necessary. If they are on separate subnets, it's very possible that your school has SSH blocked on a firewall between the differing networks. – stevieb Jun 19 '17 at 14:09
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I have a similar situation to you, mine works though I'm on a home network. I got around it by using an IP scanner to find the IP address of my Raspberry Pi (it's connected by ethernet to my router at home) and from there I used Putty as an SSH client to connect to it.

  • The OP said "VNC connection still works, however". This means the problem is not related to not knowing the IP address. – stevieb Jun 19 '17 at 14:07
  • Ah fair enough, probably best if you see what other people say - I definitely don't know enough to help you out. Hope someone else can help you fix this situation :) – J_Sun Jun 20 '17 at 7:14

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