I am consistently trying to connect to my RPi through SSH but the connection is refusing.

What I did is, I connect my RPi to my WiFi Router, Open Router's control panel and look into the DHCP table, enter image description here

I then opened puTTy and put this IP address as a Host name,

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but consistently getting this error,

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Anybody knows why I am getting this error :/ I have worked on the RPi through this process before (like a month ago) but it is not working now.

It merits mentioning that I installed, 2013-07-26-wheezy-raspbian image file on my RPi

  • Have you enabled SSH on your Raspberry Pi? Sep 28, 2013 at 16:37
  • I am using Wheezy Raspbian, SSH is enabled by default. Sep 28, 2013 at 16:48
  • Have you port scanned your pi remotely, and does ssh work locally on the pi?
    – demure
    Sep 28, 2013 at 17:09
  • Ok I got it fixed :) Actually, the problem was with the McAfee Antivirus, it was blocking the port 22. Sep 28, 2013 at 17:10

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The problem was with the Windows Firewall, since Mcafee preventing the Firewall to establish the connection over port 22. I had to manually allow port 22 using this tutorial, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/open-a-port-in-windows-firewall

  • I just followed the instructions, couldn't connect. I created a "new Inbound rule" in advanced security. Can you list the instructions to create a Inbound rule? @Sufiyan Ghori
    – gimibarak
    Aug 27, 2015 at 17:24

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