Hey, I have been trying to connect my BrickPi (version B, with pre-programmed SD card from the Dexter Industries starter kit) to my MacBook Pro (El Capitan, OS X 10.11) without success.
I connected it successfully to my MacBook Air (El Capitan as well) by doing the following:
(1) Using a Thunderbolt / Ethernet adaptor
(2) Powering up the BrickPi with the Ethernet cable plugged in (to the Thunderbolt adaptor)
(3) Setting my Thunderbolt Ethernet IP address manually in System Preferences / Network, “Configure IPv4” to “Using DHCP with manual address” and assigning the IP address 192.168.2.100 (the Ethernet Network adaptor turns green) - indeed the “Using DHCP” option doesn’t work (the Ethernet adaptor is yellow and the IP address doesn’t make sense)
(4) Opening a Terminal window, and typing the command “ssh 192.168.2.2 -l pi” and then entering the password “Raspberry” when prompted (step #4 is needed for whatever reason so that VNC Viewer can work)
(5) Opening the program VNC Viewer with the following VNC server: 192.168.2.2:1
This process opens the VNC window and I can use my MacBook Air screen to control the BrickPi connected via Ethernet.
When I try the exact same process but it hates my MacBook Pro and won’t connect:
- the ssh command doesn’t work (responds “connect to host 192.168.2.2 port 22: Operation timed out”)
- the VNC Viewer doesn’t work either
Yet, the Thunderbolt Ethernet adaptor is green (System Preferences) and the lights on the BrickPi are:
- ACT light = off
- PWR light = solid red
- FDX light = solid green
- LNK light = solid green (occasional blinking)
- 100 light = solid orange
I hope you have advice for me.