Problem: I am trying to connect to a linux desktop on my network and don't know the IP address. It doesn't have a monitor or keyboard, just plugged into the router. It is working and connected to the internet; I am using it as a weather station. I have not connected to it in months; I was using putty on vista laptop but putty won't run for some reason and I want to connect from mint laptop.
I have a vista laptop, win 10 laptop, mint laptop (all three toshiba), the desktop, and maybe one or two other devices. The desktop is directly connected to the router, the rest are wireless.
On mint laptop I type ifconfig in the terminal window
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ac:b5:7d:84:f8:23
inet addr:10.0.0.33 Bcast:10.0.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::aeb5:7dff:fe84:f823/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:497596 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:174166 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:192209437 (192.2 MB) TX bytes:29138362 (29.1 MB)
I then typed: sudo arp-scan -l -I wlan0 in the terminal.
Interface: wlan0, datalink type: EN10MB (Ethernet)
Starting arp-scan 1.8.1 with 256 hosts (http://www.nta-monitor.com/tools/arp-scan/)
10.0.0.1 0c:d5:02:99:32:f2 Westell
10.0.0.14 00:16:6b:9b:76:9a Samsung Electronics
10.0.0.17 00:23:54:f9:ec:b0 ASUSTek COMPUTER INC.
10.0.0.15 dc:d3:21:46:93:84 HUMAX co.,tld
10.0.0.31 00:16:6b:9b:77:2a Samsung Electronics
10.0.0.16 b8:3e:59:82:9e:1f (Unknown)
10.0.0.13 00:13:e8:54:5e:fd Intel Corporate
7 packets received by filter, 0 packets dropped by kernel
Ending arp-scan 1.8.1: 256 hosts scanned in 1.362 seconds (187.96 hosts/sec). 7 responded
I did ipconfig on the other laptops and got 10.0.0.30 (Win 10) and 10.0.0.13 (vista) instead? I'm mostly sure 10.0.0.13 isn't the vista computer. The numbers from wlan0 are off by one, at least?
I have been trying ssh -l username host to try to connect to anything and some say no route to host, and some say timed out.
I'll hook the desktop to a monitor and keyboard if I can't connect.
Thanks for any ideas.