I am unable to connect to my beaglebone via USB

My beaglebone black will not be recognized by my computer for whatever reason. I’m able to log into my beaglebone black when I connect it to a monitor and login directly. However I am unable to SSH putty into my device because it is not found.

I disabled my firewall found nothing.

I tried reflashing the image to my SD card, held down the boot and power button

I’m utterly stumped at this point and it’s been probably 14 hours with no success. Very discouraging as I would like to use this device.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Also is it possible to connect to my beaglebone via Wi-Fi?

What image are you trying to use? Grab a more recent snapshot to try…