BBB is not showing as a mass storage nor able to do ssh

I am using beaglebone black and its not connecting to my laptop as a mass storage device. I am actually trying to connect to it using ssh with putty but for that i need ip address and to find its ip address i am using overlook fing but its not able to recognize beaglebone and not able to find its ip address. I was using it yesterday and it was working just fine and today before connecting i unfortunately installed the drivers they have asked to install on I think this is the problem but then now i have altogether changed the laptop and still the problem persists. Please help.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance


you will need to get the right prebuilt like Jelly bean 4.2.2 kernel 4.8 img or you will need to build another kernel with the USB Gadget drivers enabled.
go to this link and it should help.