ok so i think the fpp is now sending info to the controller now because the ethernet port and the green light on the controller are blinking. the test section of just testing the pixels is working with chase and color changing. test sequence does not look to be sending anything to the controller tho as nothing is blinking on the board. aaaaaaand thank you everyone for helping me get through the whole pi 3, controller, ip address holy overwhelming to get working mess batman. thank you guys so very much.