How to SSH Raspberry Pi

Introduction: How to SSH Raspberry Pi

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Many people may think that using ssh is a very complex task, and that it is a waste of time, but really, it's just a matter of powering up your Raspberry Pi, and connecting it to your computer via a cheap $0.50 Ethernet cable. These instructions are literally fool-proof, and anyone could do it. Here are the list of materials:

Raspberry Pi 2 (With Peripherals to start)

Ethernet cable

Computer with Windows 7, 8, or 10

1. First, download the software "PuTTY" from here:

2. Boot up you Pi, and connect your Ethernet cable from the Pi's Ethernet port, to your PC's Ethernet port. Wait 1 minute, then in the command terminal, type:

hostname -I

3. This will show you your Pi's IP address, so write it down. for example, mine was:

4. Open up PuTTY, and in the box where it says "hostname or PI address", type in your IP address.

5. Your DONE! Now, all you need to do is click "open", and then a terminal window should pop up. There might be a warning telling you about an unknown network, but accept it anyway. You can now access your terminal through your computer. If you get an error, then make sure that in Control Panel, you "allow others to connect to this network". Also, check your IP address again too.

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