I'm at a loss....been working on this for literally hours and cannot make any headway. I continue to receive the following message: Network Error: Connection Refused What I'm trying to do: use my raspberry pi 2 remotely so that I can have it doing things without needing a dedicated screen/mouse/keyboard I know that SSH needs to be enabled on the Pi. I know that there a few ways to do this (terminal commands, SSH text file with no extension in the boot directory, enabling it via the Pi GUI) and I have tried all of the them. I have allowed port 22 to be open on my windows machine as well as on my ATT router. I know for a fact that I am using the correct IP for the raspberry pi. I have even verified as to whether or not it has changed when rebooting the Pi. On windows I can successfully use DOS CMD to ping the pi's IP and I can run a successful tracert command as well. Within the putty options, I have tried enabling 'X11 forwarding'. I have no idea what this is-but I saw it in a video on youtube and gave it a shot. I have rebooted the Pi, the windows machine and the router as appropriate when system changes have been made. I have scoured the entire internet and have only found instances in which the above setting were the problem. To make certain that I'm not missing anything I've had another person take a look as well to make sure I wasn't overlooking something simple. We both agree that the above has been done correctly. Any thoughts?