I just assembled the GameShell and have wifi connectivity. I was able to update the Launcher to 1.24 so accessing the internet is fine.
I then tried connecting to it over the LAN wifi using the “Tiny cloud” IP. I can see the GameShell from the router, I can ping the IP, but I can’t ssh to it. I get to the password prompt, enter “cpi” and the connection just hangs. I have to kill the terminal.
I tried from both Linux and PuTTY on Windows. No luck.
I was able to see the CLOCKWORKPI on the Windows network from Window 10 and could access the games/music folder as well. So that proves there is at least some way to get at the GameShell over the local wifi connection.
Any suggestions on how to get ssh working to the GameShell? It’s very puzzling, as I have many SBCs including Raspberry Pi, Parallella, PocketCHIP and I can ssh to any other those machines. What is so different about the connectivity to the GameShell?
I was having issues from my PC, too, then I switched to using AndFTP from my Android Phone, and I’ve been able to connect to the GameShell no problem. All I do is transfer files from my phone to the GameShell and it works like a charm. Maybe you could try connecting from a device like I did?
Thanks, but I’m not having a problem moving files back and forth to the GameShell. I can see the CLOCKWORKPI device on the Windows network and can access the /games and /music directories.
What I need to do is have ssh access to the GameShell, and that’s where I’m stuck. I can ping the IP on the local LAN and ssh does prompt for the password, so it’s at least trying to establish a connection. But then it just hangs. I tried from both Linux and Windows ssh clients with no luck.
I didn’t try that yet and probably won’t at this point since I’m using HDMI out to get the full desktop. From there, it’s like any other Debian machine with internet access. In particular, I can develop using the native toolchain there and have no need for ssh anymore.
I do believe it is the poor wifi signal as the root cause. My cell access point gives me about 95% signal strength while my router wifi is a paltry 40%.
I had a slightly different problem trying to ssh in from my Mac, it kept giving me warnings about keys not matching and potential man in the middle attacks and wouldn’t let me connect. Turns out I had ssh’d into another system with the same IP address in the past and the IP and identity key were saved in my known hosts file. I just opened the file and removed the line for the IP address for the CPi and it worked no problem.