I don't have a HDMI screen, nor do I have access to the router.

From what Ive been told, it has Kali installed. I am connecting the Raspb directly to the computer with a Ethernet cable.

I have tried using advanced IP scanner without getting any results.

How do I find the IP of this thing so I can SSH into it?

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    I am assuming the network card on your computer can detect that its a direct connection and perform the cross over automatically? Other wise you need a cross over cable. Also what type of OS for the computer? you could try ssh pi@raspberrypi.local but not sure if your situation works with that. – Chad G Jun 17 at 22:38
  • See raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/90866/8697 Of course, if it is directly connected the computer will have a networking tool which will tell you. – Milliways Jun 17 at 23:44
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    it has Kali installed ... what is it? – jsotola Jun 18 at 0:39
  • @Chad G: Ive tried the pi@raspberrypi.local but no connection was opened., I am running windows 10. Ive tried finding out if my card allows direct connection or not, but I am unable to find any info about it, I have a "Killer E2400" card. – Hakaari Jun 18 at 5:25
  • @ChadG Please note that a cross over cable is never an issue for "decades" because nearly all devices can detect it, also a Raspberry Pi. Mention it may only confuse newbies. – Ingo Jun 18 at 8:31

Since all RPi use b8:27:eb as the first three octets of their MAC address, you can use arp from your Mac/Linux PC, but you'll need to refresh the arp cache first. Here's a bash script that will do the job. You can get more details from my github page on the subject.


: ${1?"Usage: $0 ip subnet to scan. eg '192.168.1.'"}

for addr in `seq 0 1 255 `; do
( ping -c 3 -t 5 $subnet$addr > /dev/null ) &
arp -a | grep b8:27:eb

Save this as a file on your Mac/Linux (or any machine that runs bash), make it executable, and then run it from your command line.


You can use a few different tools like nmap and other mapping tools.

But i would reccomend to use angry ip scanner as it's very simple to use.

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    Please read the question again. The asker has used a network scanner. – Ingo Jun 18 at 8:34

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