@alanwbaker wrote:

@jefe_de_estado wrote:

So far, everything is going great except that I can’t seem to access my pi from any other computer except the one wired to my router… I’ve put it in the DMZ, I’ve got ports forwarded and virtual servers… nothing… The Pi connects via wifi to the router using a reserved IP (not static)… I have tried pinging with several devices on my network and I get no response.

You don’t need port forwarding, DMZ, or virtual servers to access your pi from another device on your own network. Any IP address for the pi is fine so long as you know it. 😉 Let’s get ping working first–without it other network services won’t work anyway.

So help me understand some basics…

  • About the pi:

    • What model hardware is it?
    • What software distibution is running on it (e.g. Raspbian from NOOBS or the distribution provided by Rayshobby)?
    • Post the output of these four commands: netstat -i, netstat -nr, iwconfig, and hwinfo –netcard
  • About the computer that successfully connects to the pi using Yaler:

    • What operating system is it running?
    • What is its IP address?
    • Can it ping the pi’s IP address successfully?
    • I’m not familiar with Yaler. Does it give you the pi’s graphical desktop or a command line?
  • About the computer that is unable to ping the pi:

    • What operating system is it running?
    • What is its IP address?


Sorry for the slow response, between work, school, sick kids, and everything else, I don’t get much time for fun things like trouble shooting. 🙂

The pi that I have is the newer model B. I’m running the distribution from rayshobby running the sprinklers_pi program.

I will post pics of the results of those commands next.

My desktop is connected to the router via Ethernet cable. When the pi is pinged from that computer I get a response. It is running Windows 7. The ip of my desktop is, and the pi is Both those ips are reserved for those devices.

Yaler is just a relay service, basically a dns service for servers connected on a dynamic ip, check out their website, its a nifty service.

When I try to access sprinklers_pi via my Android phone using FireFox on port 8080, I get no response. Using an ssh app, I try to ping the pi and get no response. Using a windows xp laptop (connected via wireless) I get no ping response.

Thanks for your help!