Picture of Use ssh to talk with your Raspberry Pi.
This brief guide explains how to use ssh to talk with your Raspberry Pi.

You will need:
1 Raspberry Pi connected to your router
(Monitor and keyboard.)

If you are looking for a guide to access your Raspberry Pi from the internet look here:

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Step 1: Enable ssh on Raspberry Pi

Login with the following information when prompted:
Username: pi
Password: raspberry

Type the following command:

sudo raspi-config
in the terminal, then navigate to ssh, hit Enter and select Enable or disable ssh server.


After Pi is restarted check ip-address with the command

Note the inet addr!

It is a good idea to change password. This is done with the command:
sudo -i
passwd pi
Remember the new password!

After this step you'll not need to use monitor and keyboard to run commands on your Raspberry any more. See next step!

Step 2: Install Putty On your PC

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Download and install putty.

Start putty.

Add new config with the ipaddress from previous step. (for i.e and port 22)

Save. Click open.

You'll be prompted
If you done right...

Login with username pi and the password you entered in previous step. (Default password is raspberry)

If you want to install a webserver on your Raspberry Pi look here:

http://e-shoppa.se/whoiam/ - all you want to know about what google knows about you.

May the Pi be with you!

Magdiblog5 months ago


To go further, here is explained how to keep in touch with a Pi even if it's ip address is dynamicaly allocated (dongle 3G...) :


IqAndreas11 months ago

Step 1 no longer works in the current version (running Wheezy at the moment, but I'm not sure when it changed). In the current version you need to run raspi-config, go to 8 Advanced Options, and then A4 SSH where you can enable or disable SSH access.

antares72 (author)  IqAndreas9 months ago

Instructable changed. Tnx.

mkahata2 years ago
it is nice instruction. thank you.
antares72 (author)  mkahata1 year ago

Thanks mkahata! (sorry for the late answer)

No different than accessing any other linux box.
antares72 (author)  Computothought2 years ago
You are absolutely right! It is a Linux box, but smaller and funnier! =} Leave a "Computothoght was here" on indexpage if you hack it... and post your step by step instructable in the Raspberry contest and you'll surely win. :) With respect, A
Finally have my pi. Just found out the newer units have twice the memory. Wished I had waited a bit longer to get it......