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I am trying to use PuTTy ssh into my ubuntu machine which is wirelessly connected to the same network. I originally ran
ifconfig to get my ubuntu machines private network IP address. I then verified that ssh was running, I even ssh'd into my school network and then into the ubuntu machine itself. No problems yet.
On my windows 8 machine I ran
ipconfig to get my private network IPv4 address. I then pinged my ubunty machines IP and 100% of packets were received. I figured, "OK we are ready to use PuTTy to connect to my Ubuntu Machine". Keep in mind this was my first time using PuTTy. I tried entering the IP of my ubuntu machine in the PuTTy Config GUI but I got a connection timeout. At this moment I don't really know what's going on, SSH is running on port 22 of my Ubuntu machine and I can ping the machine why is it not connecting? (I tried [username]@ip too).
So I went on my Ubuntu machine and ran nmap -sP 192.168.0.1/24 and found that my windows machines IP did not show up, the host is down. I'm at a lost in something I am not very familiar with. Would anyone be able to help me or direct me to some resources that would trouble shoot my problem?
EDIT (ADDITION): tyler@tyler-Aspire-5250:~$ nmap -v 192.168.0.123
Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2014-06-06 01:56 MDT Initiating Ping Scan at 01:56 Scanning 192.168.0.123 [2 ports] Completed Ping Scan at 01:56, 3.00s elapsed (1 total hosts) Nmap scan report for 192.168.0.123 [host down] Read data files from: /usr/bin/../share/nmap Note: Host seems down. If it is really up, but blocking our ping probes, try -Pn Nmap done: 1 IP address (0 hosts up) scanned in 3.14 seconds tyler@tyler-Aspire-5250:~$ nmap -Pn 192.168.0.123
Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2014-06-06 01:56 MDT Nmap scan report for 192.168.0.123 Host is up (0.022s latency). Not shown: 998 filtered ports PORT STATE SERVICE 2869/tcp open icslap 5357/tcp open wsdapi
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 72.51 seconds