I created an SSH file (blank txt file and then deleted the extension) I also made sure SSH was enabled via interfacing options through Retropie.
As for setting up the WiFi I created a wpa_supplicant.conf file on my SD, and input my details (am I right in thinking my SSID is the same as my WiFi network name on my router?) I think this worked as I tested the WiFi by downloading extra splash screens via the GPi case.
Yes ... that seems correct.
Yes, that's your IP ....
Windows is very weak in handling ports ;)
You can use pping and a command like PPing retropie 22 to determine if port 22 is open.
@tmshll In your example the call would be PPing 192.168.1.7 22 to check connection to SSH port 22
@dieselhammer The genesis folder is a symlink to the megadrive one, that's why you got the error - you shouldn't have deleted the folder since you might have problems running the ROMs you'll be copying there.
I have been sending roms over my network using the network share (SMB) that is built into RPi. If you are on windows, go to windows explorer and click on Network. In there you should see all your networked machines that are sharing. RETROPIE should be one of them. once you are there, navigate to the roms folder and you can drag and drop to your hearts content. :)
It goes over controls and talks about the defaults. Look for the video Tutorial links. There is one on testing joysticks that shows haoe to test joypads and get button numbers. they are done better than I can explain in words.
Thanks for your advise. What I'm trying to archieve it to see the EmulationStation on my laptop screen via ethernet. I don't think that is possible. I tried a vncserver and when i connected with the viewer there was just a grey screen.
I think that's impossible too. I think you need a Desktop Environment for that. And RetroPie has none per default. You might try installin LXDE though. I instaled RetroPie on top of Raspbian and Raspbian comes w/ LXDE per default. If I were you I wouldn't invest much time in it though.