I tried doing all this, but still can’t get the SSH to connect.
Austin Smith

Two things to check:

  • Have you accidentally added a file extension (e.g. txt) to the ssh file? Some OS’s hide file extensions, so this is an easy mistake to make
  • Have you formatted and prepared the SD card correctly? A bad preparation will cause the Raspberry Pi boot to fail – and as a result the “Connection Refused” error

Lastly, there is a discussion thread on exactly this issue over on my personal blog. You might find an answer there.

Hope that helps!

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