Thanks for that Chris, an arp -a does not return a beaglebone default IP of on the LAN. 
I will look into the other device addresses on the network and hopefully 
one of them is the BBB. 

I also just thought of using the HDMI link on the board and connect to a 
display and use keyboard directly off it to see what the matter is.

Will report back with results once I find a mini HDMI cable...

On Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8:03:27 PM UTC+12, Chris Green wrote:
> yassyass < <javascript:>> wrote: 
> > Hi guys, 
> > 
> > Not sure what's happened and not sure where to start troubleshooting. 
> > 
> > My BBB won't respond to SSH requests from Terminal on my mac, this was 
> > working perfectly fine just days ago and I am trying to go back and 
> > understand what changed. 
> > 
> > I worked mostly using Cloud9 and running scripts with Python and JS so I 
> > have quite a bit saved on it that I would like to recover if possible 
> > before resorting to re-imaging. 
> > 
> > The board seems to turn on fine with all the LEDs turn on sequentially 
> and 
> > then they start pulsing as they would when the OS is running. 
> > 
> > The board is both connected directly to my Mac and to a LAN via 
> ethernet. 
> > 
> Are you sure you're trying to ssh to the right address? 
> Do you have any means of checking your LAN to see what devices there 
> are on your LAN?  If so look at the list of IPs and see if you can see 
> the BBB one or (it might have changed) one that you don't recognise. 
> -- 
> Chris Green 
> ยท 

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