How to Remotely Access the Raspberry Pi's Terminal

Introduction: How to Remotely Access the Raspberry Pi's Terminal

In this instructable, I will show you how to access your Raspberry Pi's terminal. This is useful if you are making something that you wouldn't want to have a chunky display connected to. But first, make sure you have these:

A Raspberry Pi with a wifi adapter if needed. Ethernet is good too.

An Internet access.

A laptop or PC.

Step 1: The Configuration

First, we need to make sure that SSH is enabled on your Raspberry Pi. Open the terminal and type :

"sudo raspi-config"

This should open up the configuration page. Now select advanced options, and select "enable SSH". Select enable, and then hit the right arrow key, and select finish. Then reboot the Raspberry Pi.

Step 2: The Connection

Make sure you have a static IP. (Google it if you need to) Note down your current Pi's IP address. Example :

Now, on your computer that you want to use to connect to your Pi, download an app called Putty. It's a SSH client. It's what you're going to use to connect to your Pi. You can download it here :

Once you have downloaded Putty, open it and type in your Pi's IP. Make sure the port is 22, which is the port used for SSH. It should open up a terminal asking you to login. Just login and.... Voila! You are connected!

Just remember you can't use Startx to view the desktop. I'll show you how to do that in another Instructable!

If it doesn't work for you, please do tell me in the comments! Hope this helped you guys!

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    4 years ago

    no it can't how can it work if i didn't enter remote PC s password and username how it can possible