Unable to ssh with dropbear sshd running


I am working on the Buildroot labs from Bootlin’s training. In the section titled “Add dropbear as an SSH server”, there are steps to add the dropbear package to the rootfs generated by Buildroot. I followed the steps and do get the starting dropbear sshd OK message in the serial log.

However, when I try to connect to my BBBW using ssh root@, I get an error saying “No route to host”.

Since the ssh daemon starts properly, could it be that the issue is on the host side?

I would appreciate any inputs.