As of the November 2016 release, Raspbian has the SSH (secure shell) server disabled by default, see Security update information on the Rasberry Pi site. This page describes how to activate SSH on boot, which you need to configure the capture station. If you don't have a keyboard and monitor that you can attach to the RPi, you should follow these instructions to enable headless login -- that is to say, access to the freshly booted RPi through SSH.
Just create an empty file called ssh in the boot directory of your Raspbian image.
Safely remove the card from your computer and insert it into the RPi.
After writing the Raspbian image to your SD card, open a terminal and issue
Identify the disk (not partition) of your SD card -- e.g. disk4, not disk4s1.
After writing the Raspbian image to your SD card, determine in a file manager or other means the drive letter of the SD card, typically something like E: or F:
and press Enter.
At the C> prompt, list the files on the card by typing
and press Enter.
Safely remove the card from your PC and insert it into the RPi.
Can be done by connecting RPI to HDMI monitor (a TV, for example), USB keyboard and mouse.
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Using the keyboard/monitor method has numerous other advantages, because it gives us immediate access to RPI console. And in the console, we can enter ifconfig, for example, to establish the IP address of our new Raspberry PI (an important step, described in most capture station manuals- see "Related scrolls" above).
The fix is to move the file /etc/profile.d/sshpasswd.sh out of the way:
This file is designed to detect when a user leaves the default password to user pi, which makes the RPi easy to access by anyone. We add a line of AllowUsers to /etc/ssh/sshd_config to ensure user pi not only has a new password, but is not accessible from the outside at all.
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