I travel with work and wanted to work on a Pi project whilst away. I have in the past bundled the Pi and anchillaries in to the Laptop bag along with the laptop and plugged into the hotel telly at the far end.
I thought an easier solution on this occasion would to work on the PI headless. (The full size key board pocking out of the laptop bag in the past has got some funny looks from airport security).
1)The Pi (Raspian Wheesy distribution on the SD card, Non Turbo mode)
2) The Pi power plant
3) a cat5 cable (Not crossover)
before I left I made sure SSH was enabled [but did not fix an IP address].
I have used PuTTY in the past to access it headless but checked the IP address at the time using the PI itself.
My thoughts were
1) get Windows to assign the IP address to PI.
2) get windows or another program to tell me the IP address of the PI
3) use the IP to PuTTY in.
On Power up the PI LED flash in the normal way and go constant after a while
Normal headless solutions seem to rely on a router providing an IP address or fixing it. I cant do either.
The LAN connection on the laptop (running windows 7") says "unidentifed network, Shared"
I have downloaded Nmap but it seems only to find the Wireless network on the hotel.
I believe I am still stuck at 1) or 2) I am not convinced I have got windows 7 to do the DCHP role or know how to get the IP address if it had assigned on. The net advises that Windows 7 will assigned IP address to incoming devices if internet sharing is allowed which I have done.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.