I am trying to configure a static ip address to connect to the PI from my PC with an Ethernet cable. I tried following the instructions to configure a static IP address on raspberry pi 3

appended to end of the file /etc/dhcpcd.conf

interface eth0
static ip_address=
static routers=
static domain_name_servers=

interface wlan0
static ip_address=
static routers=
static domain_name_servers=

Rebooted (sudo reboot, and tried with hard power cycle)

Tried ssh to either ethernet ip address or wife ip address, neither work Then I try

ping raspberry.pi

I get back what looks like an ipv6 address, and am able to access through this address.

Why can't I access the Raspberry PI via its static ip address?

  • Check your static IP address. Notice that the router is on 192.168.0.x network and your IP is on 192.168.1.x Jan 23, 2018 at 21:12
  • @ChefFlambe good catch, still no good
    – Iancovici
    Jan 23, 2018 at 21:45

1 Answer 1


Had to configure my PC IPv4 on that ethernet to use static ip address too, in the same range

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    Jan 3, 2020 at 22:50

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