Can't get past step one!

What is the problem?

Although I can get wifi working fine on my RPi, and can SSH to connect it to my Macbook using pi@raspberrypi.local, I'm unable to get Octoprint running.

What did you already try to solve it?

  • Verified the RPi is connected to my router, and taking note of the IP address
  • Pinged the IP address from my Macbook, and get the expected responses
  • From my browser (Chrome 88.0.4324.150) I try firstly to enter http://octopi.local, to which the response is THIS SITE CAN'T BE REACHED, Check if there is a typo in octopi.local, DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN
  • Just in case, I try http://raspberrypi.local, and get ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED
  • Finally I try both, and In both cases I get ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED
  • From my terminal window, connected by SSH to pi@raspberrypi, I am able to ping, and raspberrypi.local, but not octopi.local, which responds with a Name or service not known

Have you tried running in safe mode?

No. Experience tells me there's a simpler explanation here, which eludes me.

Did running in safe mode solve the problem?

Not applicable

Complete Logs

I don't know how to access logs I'm sorry

Additional information about your setup

Octoprint = don't know - I can't access it
Octopi = I'm not sure where I can find this, however it was newly downloaded in January from the - Download & Setup OctoPrint page, so should be up to date
Printer = Geetech i3 Pro B
Firmware = Marlin (could do with updating, but it's been modified, so I have to spend time on it)
Browser = As above
OS = MacOS Big Sur

I guess you either flashed a raspbian image by accident or you're connected to another pi.
You could connect the pi to a display via hdmi and check if it's really running the OctoPi image and which ip has been assigned to the pi.


Thank you very much PrintedWeezl

I doubted, of course, your suggestions, particularly as I know for sure there are no other Pis in wifi range, so that left the question of the image, the nagging doubt of which was it naming my Pi Raspberry rather than Octopi.

Sure enough, I'd somehow managed to get a Raspbian image on the SD card, and not Octopi, so well done, and thank you so much for overcoming that frustration. No wonder it couldn't find Octoprint! Everything is now running smoothly.

Thanks again