I’m having issues getting my RPi3 ethernet interface connected with a Windows10 laptop (ethernet interface 169.254.255.255). The RPi3 is connected to the internet via WiFi but I also need the ethernet connection for directly sending/receiving data from an offline ethernet device.
My ethernet interface configuration file (resin-eth0):
Trying to manually bring the connection up (nmcli connection up resin-eth0) results in “Error: Connection activation failed: IP configuration could not be reserved (no available address, timeout, etc.)”.
However, when I connect the RPi3 to a router in my LAN, the eth0 works as intended and is assigned an IP address.
Why doesn’t a direct connection to a laptop work? What am I missing here?